15 Healthy Fish Recipes + Seafood Recipes
Fish and seafood make for a perfect weeknight dinner, thanks to their fast prep and cooking time! We’ve rounded up our favorite fresh and healthy fish recipes and seafood recipes from local San Diego foodie bloggers to help make your dinnertime quick, easy and delicious. Read on for more inspiration!
Crudo Snapper from George’s at the Cove
Healthy Fish Recipes
Achiote-Cured Snapper Crudo (George’s at the Cove)
La Jolla restaurant George’s at the Cove is the ultimate spot for San Diego coastal fine dining. George’s California Modern restaurant Chef de Cuisine, Jonathan Bautista shares his recipe for achiote chili cured snapper with a zingy serrano-pineapple broth, jicama, cucumber and fresh herbs. Try it out and have a taste of fine dining at home!
Ceviche Tostadas with Cilantro Cream (Kitchen Konfidence)
Simple, quick, bright and fresh, these ceviche tostadas with an herbaceous cilantro cream are a perfect bite on a sunny San Diego day.
Grilled Halibut with Fresh Blueberry Salsa (Liz the Chef)
Shake things up with a salsa twist: blueberries! The sweet and tart flavors will complement the nourishing protein from the grilled halibut.
Persian Salmon Stew with Cilantro and Tamarind (Family Spice)
One of our favorite healthy fish recipes, Ghalieh Mahi is a fish dish that comes from northern Iran and is packed with fresh green herbs – cilantro, parsley, green onions and dried fenugreek – perfect for springtime and the Persian New Year, Norouz.
Sustainable sushi / Vivacious Dish
Simple Sustainable Sushi (Vivacious Dish)
Simple and easy to cut sushi rolls made with local wild-caught fish and organic produce. Kathryn from Vivacious Dish recommends stopping by the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market in San Diego for the freshest catch.
Slow-Roasted Salmon with Walnut-Olive Vinaigrette (La Jolla Cooks 4 U)
Baked fish dishes are some of the easiest weeknight dinners. Whip up a simple marinade, baste and bake for a delightful meal. Serve with orzo, couscous, quinoa, rice or a simple salad for a full meal.
Tostada de Atún (Mama Maggie’s Kitchen)
This elevated tuna salad served on a crispy tostada is a healthy and simple solution to weeknight dinners. Add refried beans to the tostada so the ingredients stay put and serve with fresh rice and beans, guacamole or a fresh tomato soup for a side dish.
Tuna Lettuce Wraps (Kirbie Cravings)
Looking for a quick, low-carb snack or lunch? Tuna lettuce wraps are an easy low-carb alternative to tortillas and can be made in a matter of minutes! Add celery, fresh herbs like dill or cilantro, and additional spices to take it up a notch.
Fresh Spring Rolls / Kirbie Cravings
Shrimp, Crab + Shellfish recipes
Fresh Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls (Kirbie Cravings)
We love this helpful step-by-step recipe for making fresh shrimp spring rolls. The key to good spring rolls? The freshest ingredients! Perfect to make for picnics, lunches or on-the-go snacking!
Caldo de Siete Mares (Mama Maggie’s Kitchen)
Seven types of seafood pack a punch in this traditional Mexican soup – shrimp, octopus, cod fish, clams, scallops and snow crab legs – but you can mix and match with any seafood you get at the store. A homemade shrimp stock and sauce base of guajillo chiles and tomatoes give the soup lots of depth and flavor. Think of it as a spicier Cioppino!
Grilled Polenta with Crab (Sam the Cooking Guy)
Great as a summer appetizer or light meal – grill slices of polenta, top with crab salad and you’re ready to eat in less than 20 minutes!
Moqueca de Peixe (Family Spice)
This Brazilian Seafood Stew is similar to a cioppino but adds coconut milk and bell peppers to round out the flavor profile with more tangy and sweet notes to the traditional tomato base. Serve with fresh white rice or crusty fresh bread for dipping in the delicious space.
Salt + Pepper Shrimp with Coconut Rice / From My Impossibly Tiny Kitchen
Salt + Pepper Shrimp with Crispy Scallion Coconut Rice (From My Impossibly Tiny Kitchen)
A perfect weeknight dish packed with TONS of flavor thanks to the lemongrass, fresh herbs and spices. Bulk up the dish with extra stir fried veggies.
Spicy Shrimp Tacos (Carlsbad Cravings)
Looking for a quick and healthy dinner option? Shrimp tacos are an easy go-to! We love this spicy shrimp taco recipe that slaps, thanks to the addition of a pineapple cucumber slaw and avocado crema.
Spiny Lobster Pho (Saraspe Seafoods)
Local spiny lobsters are always a winning dish. Local chef Mike Le partnered with local Saraspe Seafoods to create a flavorful twist on a Vietnamese classic, with a homemade chicken stock and herbaceous pho ingredients.
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