6 Foolproof Fish Dishes To #Win Weeknight Dinner


I love fish because it's always so easy and quick to cook, but I feel like my dishes are always less than inspired. And that gets boring. Quickly. Luckily fish is the perfect vehicle for so many tasty flavors. Variety is the spice of life, right? Especially when it's effortless.

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1. Easy Teriyaki Salmon

Serve with rice and you've got a #weeknight win.

1 tablespoon oil
4 salmon filets, skinless
1 clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon ginger, minced
¼ cup low sodium soy sauce (It is important to use low sodium. I find regular makes the sauce too salty)
⅛ cup water
2-3 tablespoons brown sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
green onions for garnish, if desired
sesame seeds for garnish, if desired

Add garlic, ginger, soy sauce, ⅛ cup water, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil to a medium bowl.
Add half of the marinade to a ziplock bag and the other half to a small saucepan and set aside.
Place salmon filets in the ziplock bag and marinate for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a large skillet. Add salmon filets making sure not to overcrowd pan (I had to cook two at a time).
Cook 3-4 minutes on each side until desired doneness.
Meanwhile heat the reserved marinade in the saucepan and bring to a simmer.
Add cornstarch and water to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
Slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture to the marinade and simmer until thickened.
Serve immediately with the teriyaki sauce drizzled on top as well as green onions and sesame seeds for garnish, if desired.

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2. Lemon Dill Salmon in Foil

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried dill
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 pounds salmon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
In a small bowl, whisk together butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, dill, salt and pepper, to taste.
Place salmon onto prepared baking sheet and fold up all 4 sides of the foil. Spoon the butter mixture over the salmon. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon, covering completely and sealing the packet closed.
Place into oven and bake until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
Serve immediately, garnished with dill, if desired.

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3. Blackened Tilapia With Cucumber Avocado Salsa

Because nothing works better together than spiced fish and a cool avo-cuck salad.

1 tilapia fillet
2 teaspoons olive oil
For the blackening seasoning:
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper
For the salsa:
1 cup finely diced cucumber, peeled and seeds scooped out
1 tablespoon finely minced red onion
½ jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, finely minced
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
½ avocado, diced into small cubes
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

For the salsa, add the cucumber, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice into a medium bowl. Stir together and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Add your avocado gently - fold it into the salsa so it doesn't mash. You want it to stay in cubes.
Let this sit in the fridge until the fish is ready.
For the blackening seasoning, stir all the spices together in a small bowl.
Lay out your tilapia fillet and season each side with 1 teaspoon of blackening seasoning. Rub the seasoning around with your hands so that it evenly coats both sides of the fish.
Heat a pan over medium-high heat with 2 teaspoons of olive oil When the pan is hot, add your fish.
Let it cook until both sides are blackened and the fish is cooked through Serve and heap the cucumber avocado salsa on top!

Recipe here.

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4. Asian Salmon in Foil

Honey and soy + nomnomnom.

1/4 cup honey
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 pounds salmon
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
In a small bowl, whisk together honey, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, Sriracha and pepper, to taste.
Place salmon onto the prepared baking sheet and fold up all 4 sides of the foil. Spoon the honey mixture over the salmon. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon, covering completely and sealing the packet closed. Place into oven and bake until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.* Open the packet and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until caramelized and slightly charred.
Serve immediately, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

*Baking time may need to be adjusted depending on the thickness of the salmon.

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5. Garlic-Dijon Salmon

I <3 mustard and I insist that it goes on everything. Salmon is no exception.

1½ lb salmon fillet
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
3 garlic cloves, pressed
½ Tbsp Dijon mustard
½ tsp salt (we use sea salt)
⅛ tsp black pepper
2 Tbsp light olive oil (not extra virgin)
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Lemon slices, for effect

Preheat the oven to 450° F. Line rimmed baking sheet with silpat or foil.
In a small bowl, combine: 2 Tbsp parsley, 2-3 pressed cloves garlic, ½ Tbsp Dijon, ½ tsp salt, ⅛ tsp pepper, 2 Tbsp oil and 2 Tbsp lemon juice. Slice salmon into 4 portions and arrange them on a lined baking dish, keeping salmon skin-side-down.
Generously brush top and sides of salmon with sauce and top with lemon slices.
Bake at 450°F for 12-15 min or until just cooked through and flaky. Don't over-cook.

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6. 10-Minute Maple-Crusted Salmon

The maple and brown sugar form a crust that will leave you looking for seconds (make sure to make extra).

1 tablespoon chile powder
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons raw brown sugar
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1½ pounds skinless salmon fillets, cut into 4 portions
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Preheat your oven to broil. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, paprika, sugar, and salt Generously sprinkle the chili powder mixture evenly over the tops of the salmon fillets.
Place the salmon on the prepared baking sheet and broil for 6-9 minutes, depending on how thick your fillets are and how crispy you prefer the crust.
Remove the salmon from the oven and brush the maple syrup over the tops to coat the spice rub. Return to the oven and broil for an additional 1-2 minutes until the maple syrup is bubbling and has formed a crust. Serve immediately.

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