Easy Fish and Seafood Recipes

Easy Fish and Seafood Recipes
Do you like fish? I love fish and seafood. Not only is it delicious but contrary to popular belief fish can be quick and easy to prepare. These four easy fish and seafood recipes are the work of moments, making for a tasty meal any day of the week.

When I was growing up in Canada, I loved to fish. My first big catch was a five- pound largemouth bass caught in Crow Lake, Ontario when I was only five years old. It was something of a surprise. My Dad let me land the bass myself – only helping support my favourite little plastic fishing rod with the orange fish shaped handle when it looked like it was going to snap. He filleted the bass for me and we all ate it for dinner. It remains one of the best fish dinners I have ever eaten. Although I fished in many of Canada’s lakes in the years that followed, that bass was the biggest fish I ever caught.

Of course that was back before anyone talked about sustainable fishing or even realized it was something we needed to be concerned about. When cooking one of my easy fish and seafood suppers, it really is important to choose sustainably sourced fish from a reliable vendor. If you have a local fish market that is a great place to start but many supermarkets now have fresh fish counters as well. To choose the best varieties of fish to eat check out the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch, the Marine Conservation Society or World Wildlife Federation websites.

It’s easy to choose good fish. Fresh fish smells like the sea – not ‘fishy’ – should be firm to the touch and slightly moist. If you are buying fish fillets (my choice) they should firm without any large gaps in the flesh. You can ask the fishmonger or person at the fish counter to de-scale and fillet the fish if, like me, you don’t like dealing with that side of things. Make sure you cook fish until it is tender and easily flaked with a fork. There is a risk of parasitic infection with undercooked fish.

Fish is good for you and it is recommended that those who are not vegetarian consume at least two servings of fish a week, one of which should be oily fish. Fish is easy to digest, high in protein and contains good for you unsaturated fatty acids. Many fish also contain the omega 3 oils so vital to heart health. Depending on how fish is prepared, it can also be lower in fat and calories than meat.

These are some of my favourite recipes:

Easy Fish and Seafood Recipes

Cod with Mushroom and Spinach Sauce

Easy Fish and Seafood Recipes

Easy Crab Linguini

Easy Fish and Seafood Recipes

Salmon and Broccoli Stir Fry

Easy Fish and Seafood Recipes

 Baked Cod with a Sautéed Veggie Topping

So what are you waiting for? Try one of these easy fish and seafood recipes today!

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Article by April Harris

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Comments

  1. I LOVE fish and these all look so delicious – can’t decide which to try first! I have never used salmon in a stir-fry before – what a great idea and I love your sauteed veggie topping!

  2. I love all your seafood recipes! So yummy looking. I’ve pinned this so that I can come back and make some. That mushroom sauce is really calling my name right now!

  3. I know fish is good for me – but I really don’t like it :( I need to cook more of it though because it’s not right for my kiddos not to eat fish just because I don’t! I’ll have to give one of your recipes a try! #supermommyclub

    • I hope your kids enjoy the recipes – and that maybe you do too, Clare. Sometimes the way fish is cooked can really make a difference to whether or not folks enjoy it :-)

  4. Oh goodness April! So many mouthwatering dishes to try! I can’t decide which to try first! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful collection!

  5. I love seafood! I can’t get enough of it. And I can’t wait to try these seafood recipes you shared. Thanks.

  6. I love mushrooms and spinach and am trying to eat a little more fish – I’ll be sure to try the first cod recipe.

  7. Who needs to wait until Fridays…You’ve shared with us 4 amazing recipes April!

  8. This is one delicious gallery April! I would probably started with the salmon!

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