12 not-too-fishy fish recipes

Packed with Omega 3s, start bringing fish around on a weekly basis. These recipes offer a bevy of options from classic fish sticks to fancy glazed salmon.

12 not-too-fishy fish recipes

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Roasted Fish with Creamy Dill Sauce

A one-pan dinner is the best kind of dinner as far as we’re concerned. Mild white fish (try tilapia, halibut or snapper) get roasted in the company of lemon and salt and taste perfect with a dollop of creamy dill sauce on the side. Get the recipe: Roasted Fish with Creamy Dill Sauce

tray of roasted fishPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Easy Fish Stew with Tomatoes and Fennel

A hearty bowl of fish stew is no sweat with this simple recipe. It comes together in just over 30 minutes and is a great way to introduce little ones to fennel. Get the recipe: Easy Fish Stew with Tomatoes and Fennel

bowl of fish stew with crackersPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Classic Fish and Chips

Here’s the deal: You gotta make these taste-like-fried-but-are-actually-baked fish sticks. White fish fillets are smothered in a mixture of yogurt, mustard and chopped garlic before taking a dip in the panko. Get the recipe: Classic Fish and Chips

plate of breaded fish sticks and wedge fries

The New Tuna Casserole

This is perfect for a fast (and easy) meal that’s packed with protein. Just use some of that canned tuna in your pantry, rigatoni, and sneak in some peas for a yummy dinner. Old-school meals are the best meals. Get the recipe: The New Tuna Casserole

12 not-too-fishy fish recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Roasted Trout with Fennel and Herb Salsa

Trout is a harmless little fresh-water fish. It’s mild in flavour and has a light and flakey texture. This dish looks fancy, but you’re whipping it up in just 30 minutes, OK? Get the recipe: Roasted Trout with Fennel and Herb Salsa

platter with roasted fish covered in fennel and rosemary


Tuna Melt Calzones

Store-bought pizza dough plays host to the best kinds of fillings (tuna, melty cheese and baby spinach) turning into the perfect little parcel for small hands to grab and gobble. Get the recipe: Tuna Melt Calzones

calzones and carrot slawPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Tuna Puttanesca

This pasta can do no wrong. It’s got layers of briney goodness thanks to tuna, capers and black olives. The best part? You made dinner and tomorrow’s lunch. Somehow, this pasta tastes even better the next day. Get the recipe: Tuna Puttanesca 

plate of pasta with tuna, basil, capers and tomatoesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Poached Salmon with Fennel and Orange

Show your kids the finer things in life like a swanky dish of poached salmon. This one is made right in the slow cooker and has a yummy orange sauce. Get the recipe: Poached Salmon with Fennel and Orange

plate with quinoa, salmon coated in a glaze, steamed broccoliPhoto: Andrew Grinton


Mini Grilled Trout Tacos

These colourful trout tacos use honey, mangos and crunchy tortilla bits to create a sweet and delicious dinner. But if you’re feeling lazy, cook up some fish sticks to be the stand-in for rainbow trout. We ain’t judging. Get the recipe: Mini Grilled Fish Tacos

12 not-too-fishy fish recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Warm Salad of Salmon, Baby Spinach, Orzo and Crispy Capers

This fully-loaded salad has all of the ingredients of a perfectly balanced meal. OK, so maybe your kid will pick out the capers, but they’ll be into the cute orzo pasta. Get the recipe: Warm Salad of Salmon, Baby Spinach, Orzo and Crispy Capers

12 not-too-fishy fish recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Crispy Oven-Baked Trout

As far as your kid’s concerned, this is just one giant fish stick. Slather these trout filets with mayo then drench with panko and Parmesan. There’s no way this can ever taste bad. Get the recipe: Crispy Oven-Baked Trout

plate of crispy fishPhoto: Maya Visnyei


Hoisin-glazed Salmon with Crunchy Apple Salad

Flakey salmon is topped with a sweet hoisin marinade and served on a bed of apples and cucumber that have been tossed in a creamy dressing. Get the recipe: Hoisin-glazed Salmon with Crunchy Apple Salad

12 not-too-fishy fish recipesPhoto: John Cullen
This article was originally published on May 07, 2019

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