Slideshow: Because We Love Seafood: 21 Ways to Eat More Fish

Easy Broiled Miso-Marinated Black Cod
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.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Pan-Roasted Whole Branzino
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.

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[Photograph: Blake Royer]

Fresh Cod in a Paper Bag with Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Mint
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.

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[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Sole with Brown Butter, Beets, and Capers
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.

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[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Crunchy Fried Fish Tacos
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.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Easy Cioppino
Easy Cioppino

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.

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[Photograph: Yasmin Fahr]

Crispy Curry Catfish Sandwich with Chili-Lime Slaw
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.

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[Photograph: Marvin Gapultos]

Whole Roast Fish for 2 With Mushroom Pesto and Roasted Wild Mushrooms
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?

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[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Simple Grilled Halibut
Simple Grilled Halibut

With a nice sear and faint smokiness, grilled fish is a prideful thing. Check out our guide to grilling fish for tips on becoming a masterful seafood griller.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Pan Fried Whitefish with Artichokes, Olives, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
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.

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[Photograph: Deborah Mele]

Thai-Style Sweet and Sour Steamed Fish
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.

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[Photograph: Leela Punyaratabhandu]

Sicilian Pasta With Swordfish, Fennel, Mint, and Bread Crumbs
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.

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[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Tuna, Tomato, and Basil Tartare
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.

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[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Crispy Salmon with Steamed Bok Choy and Basil-Caper Relish
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'.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Steamed Fish with Chard and Potato Hash
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.

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[Photograph: Yasmin Fahr]

Salmon Head Soup
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.

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[Photograph: Chichi Wang]