They also happen to be the perfect ingredient for creating an excellent low carb or keto dish — in 30 minutes or less! And if this would not be enough… they are delicious. Fish for thought!
We’ve picked some of our favorite fish and seafood recipes that you can prepare in no time. Soups, salads, keto plates and fried, grilled or baked fish dishes — you choose!
1. Keto baked salmon with pesto
Sometimes the simplest things are the most elegant and refined. This versatile dish – perfect for either a weeknight or a fancy dinner party – lets the essence of baked salmon shine through, adding just the right balance with the nutty, basil flavors of a quick pesto sauce.
2. Grilled white fish with zucchini and kale pesto
Fire up the grill—or just pretend that your kitchen is the new outdoors—and treat yourself to this yummy seared white fish meal, complete with crisp ribbons of zucchini. The finishing touch? A fresh, delicate kale pesto makes this keto dish burst with flavor!
3. Keto salmon with pesto and spinach
How much do you love both pesto and salmon? If the answer is “more than pretty much anything in the world,” then this is the recipe for you! Bonus: It’s fast, keto, and gorgeous. What more can you want?
4. Tuna-Stuffed Peppers
Tuna is a great weight loss food thanks to its high protein content. In addition to providing amino acids that your body can use to build muscle tissue — a process that boosts your metabolism — protein helps with weight loss because of its high thermic effect. Protein is hard to digest, and its high thermic effect means that your body burns more calories in breaking down protein than it does breaking down carbohydrates and fats, so eating more protein-packed foods boosts your overall calorie burn. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who boosted their protein intake from 15 to 30 percent of their daily calorie intake felt more satisfied and full and dropped weight and body fat.
5. Simple Grilled Salmon & Vegetables
Grilled salmon and veggies make for a colorful and balanced seafood dinner that’s ready in just minutes. The grill turns the salmon flaky and moist while tenderizing the crispy pepper and onion pieces. Round out the meal with brown rice or quinoa.
Steamed lobster is a luxurious swap for tuna in this otherwise-classic, veggie-loaded Niçoise salad. In a pinch—or if you don’t want to deal with a giant pot of boiling water on a steamy summer day—many supermarkets have freshly picked lobster meat at their seafood counter or in the freezer case. Serve with a warm baguette for lunch or dinner.
7. Keto baked salmon with lemon and butter
Place this keto platter on the table and watch the crowd go gaga for lemony salmon! And to guild the lily, there’s lemon butter too. Doing salmon right? Oh, yeah.
8. Keto salmon pie
Salmon and dill adore each other so much it’s almost ridiculous. And you’ll swoon over them together, too, in this hearty and cheesy keto pie. Hello, lover!
9. Grilled tuna with Raita salad
Tuna—grilled or seared—is perfect when you’re in the mood for meat but want something lighter at the same time. A fresh, crunchy cucumber salad, dressed with delightful Indian flavors, rounds out this simple meal. Tasty, fun, and ready before you can say, “That was easy!”
10. Grilled Halibut with Peach and Pepper Salsa
Heat up the grill; our Grilled Halibut with Peach and Pepper Salsa is its most delicious cooked this way. Halibut is hailed by fish lovers for its firm texture, flaky white meat, and accessibility. A flat fish, similar to flounder, halibut fresh catches have been recorded at over 600 pounds – a lot to go around! The fresh, sweet-and-spicy salsa pairs perfectly with the smoky flavor offered by the grill.
11. Southwestern-Style Shrimp Taco Salad
Cilantro, chipotle hot sauce, corn, black beans, and green onion lend fantastic south-of-the-border flavor to this shrimp-topped taco salad.
12. Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema
Crunchy cabbage combines with flaky white fish and smoky cumin in this Latin-style dish. Crema is a fresh and creamy sauce that is the perfect thing to cool off the smoky spiced snapper.
13. Skillet Tuna Noodle Casserole
Eating 3 ounces of tuna steak boosts your protein intake by 24 grams, while 3 ounces of tuna canned in water offers 17 grams of protein. That’s a significant amount toward your daily protein needs — 56 and 46 grams for men and women, respectively.
14. Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad
Tuna also comes packed with other essential nutrients, which help keep you healthy while you lose weight. For example, a 3-ounce serving of tuna in water offers 36 percent of the daily value for vitamin B-12 — a nutrient that aids in oxygen transport, which is essential for supporting an active lifestyle.
15. Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa
Strips of swordfish mingle with jerk seasoning and mango salsa for a different kind of taco in this 30-minute dinner recipe.
16. Salmon Melts
It’s a slightly fancier tuna melt when you use salmon! Blended with sweet pepper, mayonnaise and sour cream, kicked up just a notch with some hot sauce, these salmon melts are topped with tomato, arugula and mozzarella and popped under the broiler.
17. Tuna Poke
Poke (pronounced poke-ay), a Hawaiian word meaning “to chop” or “to cut,” refers to a traditional Hawaiian salad of diced raw fish in a simple, soy-based sauce with punchy seasonings like toasted sesame and chopped scallion greens. Serve with seasoned brown rice for a healthy, satisfying meal packed with veggies, protein and fiber.
18. Salmon Poke
Poke is a fast, refreshing and delicious salad of diced raw fish tossed in a vibrant sauce—often a combination of soy sauce, sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds and sweet onions or scallions. Hailing from Hawaii, poke is usually served as an appetizer or bulked up with fresh sliced veggies, greens or seasoned rice for a speedy entree.
19. Shrimp Poke
Not a fan of raw fish? No problem—this poke (pronounced poke-ay) recipe substitutes cooked peeled shrimp instead. This fast, veggie-loaded dish includes seasoned brown rice for a hearty boost of fiber.
20. Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Cannellini Beans & Anchovies
This simple but delicious five-ingredient salad highlights a number of elements beloved in the Occitanie region of France—white beans, olive oil, zucchini and anchovies. Use your best olive oil here, as it’s essential to the flavor. You’ll need a sharp vegetable peeler to make the zucchini ribbons. Serve as a side dish next to roast chicken or grilled steak, or double the salad and enjoy as an entree with a warm baguette.
21. Smoked Salmon & Avocado Spring Rolls
Spring rolls are surprisingly easy to make. Better yet, they’re incredibly versatile. Smoked salmon and avocado are a classic spring roll combination for an easy healthy lunch to pack for work—or whip some up for a light party appetizer.
22. Lobster Roll Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette
This amazing salad features grilled lobster, toasted bread croutons, salad greens, tomato, cucumber, and sweet red peppers, all served with a homemade bacon dressing.
23. Scallops and Pasta with Lemon-Caper Cream Sauce
Crispy, seared scallops combine with whole-grain pasta and greens to make this flavorful complete meal.
24. Pan-Grilled Halibut with Chimichurri
Chimichurri is a fresh herb-lemon sauce made with cilantro, basil, and shallots. Pan-frying this dish gives the fish a crispy outer layer, which is the perfect texture for topping with the fresh herb mixture.
25. Spicy Corn and Crab Chowder
Claw meat tends to be slightly darker than pristine lump crab, but it lends a robust flavor to this hearty soup. Serve with corn muffins. Purchase a boxed corn muffin mix for maximum efficiency.
26. Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi
For budget cooking, this is perfect. This recipe only requires 6 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) and shrimp is an affordable type of seafood, fresh or frozen. Zesty and a bit spicy, this Mediterranean dish is one of our favorite no-fuss recipes.