Easy Broiled Miso-Marinated Black Cod
Miso-marinated black cod has rich, buttery flesh with a sweet-and-savory coating. This is the dish to pull out when you're ready to blow away your spouse or dinner guests, but don't want to put more than five minutes of effort into making dinner.
Pan-Roasted Whole Branzino
Roasting a fish whole pretty much guarantees succulent results. With its soft white meat, branzino is an excellent candidate for this technique.
Fresh Cod in a Paper Bag with Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Mint
Cooking en papillote is a foolproof way to roast everything at once. By wrapping your fish in a parcel along with side vegetables and seasonings, everything turns out tender and brims with flavorful juices.
Fried Fish Sandwiches With Creamy Slaw and Tartar Sauce
There's not much to a good fried fish sandwich. What it all comes down to, really, is the batter. Ours gets a lift from fizzy beer and baking powder, which ensures that the exterior is light yet crispy.
Sole with Brown Butter, Beets, and Capers
What elevates this dish from the typical French meunière is the toppings—tiny specks of beet countered by the saltiness of the capers and the tang of fresh lemon juice.
Crunchy Fried Fish Tacos
Crunchy, bright, and fresh, the mix of flavors and textures in these tacos can turn even the mildest and plainest of fish into something extraordinary.
Cioppino comes together quickly, has a ton of flavor, and feels like an adventure as you uncover different bites of seafood lurking in the tomato broth. Serve it with some thick, toasted bread drizzled with olive oil.
Tamarind Fish Curry
Tart tamarind and mild, tender fish are a classic pairing in Indian cuisine. Here, the fruit provides a welcome contrast to a spice blend of coriander, chili powder, cumin, fennel seeds, and turmeric.
Crispy Curry Catfish Sandwich with Chili-Lime Slaw
This Thai-inspired po'boy has a slaw of shredded red and napa cabbages dressed in a mixture of lime juice, fish sauce, and sambal. It all combines to form a cool, crunchy, and spicy bed for the pan-fried catfish fillet.
Whole Roast Fish for 2 With Mushroom Pesto and Roasted Wild Mushrooms
A big sea bass or bream, stuffed with mushroom-truffle pesto, full of parsley and basil and pine nuts, and topped with crisp-broiled mushrooms. Who could resist that for dinner?
Simple Grilled Halibut
Blackened Catfish with Creole Sauce
A good blackening seasoning can make almost anything delicious. Here, a liberal coating of Cajun rub even works its magic on humble catfish.
Pan Fried Whitefish with Artichokes, Olives, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Pan frying is a great way to cook any non-fatty fish filets. Best of all, fish filets cook up very quickly, so you can get dinner on the table in no time at all.
Thai-Style Sweet and Sour Steamed Fish
The juices released from the fish mingle with a chili-based sauce in this recipe. It's so fragrant and satisfying, all you need is a bed of plain jasmine rice to make a complete meal.
Sicilian Pasta With Swordfish, Fennel, Mint, and Bread Crumbs
Macaroni gets tossed with cherry tomatoes, wild fennel, mint, and crumbled swordfish—a kind of maritime bolognese. It's the sort of dish that fully evokes the romance of Sicilian rusticity.
Five Minute Miso-Glazed Toaster Oven Salmon
Charred, sweet, and savory, with a tender, moist interior, this is about as good as salmon gets. It's hard to believe that something so decadent could come out of a toaster oven.
Tuna, Tomato, and Basil Tartare
This tartare all comes together in a few pulses on the food processor. Serve it with some toasted baguette rounds, and voilà, the perfect lunch or appetizer.
Crispy Salmon with Steamed Bok Choy and Basil-Caper Relish
This recipe's chunky relish made with olives, capers, and anchovies is bold enough to pair well with the salmon flesh, but soft-spoken enough to let the fish do the talkin'.
Steamed Fish with Chard and Potato Hash
Steamed fish transforms hash browns from a brunch time staple to a dinner-worthy dish. Add a little greenery and you've got a complete meal.
Smoked Fish Hash
Smoked fish, on the other hand, amps up a traditional potato hash. Put an egg on it and you've got a winning brunch combo.
Salmon Head Soup
If you have bits and bobs leftover after going through the other recipes on this list, put them to use by making this fish head soup. You'll find some of the richest and most savory flavors and textures in these oft-neglected pieces.