7 Healthy Fish and Seafood Dinners for Weeknight Cooking

Seven easy dinners featuring fresh seafood for busy weeknight dinners.
Miso-Ginger Marinated Grilled Salmon


Bobby Flay's Grilled Salmon Steak with Hoisin BBQ Sauce

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Trying to increase your weekly servings of fish? Here are seven fresh and fast seafood recipes that will keep things easy and healthy on busy weeknights.

Low in mercury and high in those all-important Omega-3 fats, salmon is a seafood powerhouse! After a quick dunk in a flavorful marinade, it takes only 10 minutes to cook.

Grilled Scallops with Orange-Scented Quinoa

GRILLED SCALLOPS WITH ORANGE-­SCENTED QUINOA, Giada De Laurentiis, Giada at Home/Giada’s Book Club, Food Network, Quinoa, Oranges, Scallops, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Garbanzo Beans, Parsley

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Scallops may seem intimidating, but they’re one of the easiest shellfish to prepare, plus they’re ready in minutes!

Mediterranean Cod Packets


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David Malosh

Wild cod is a mild-tasting and high-protein white fish that everyone loves. Wrap in parchment and steam in the oven — the prep and cleanup couldn’t be easier.

Orzo Salad with Shrimp and Feta


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Yunhee Kim

Shrimp can be steamed, grilled, roasted or broiled, as it is in this recipe prepared with salty feta and tender orzo pasta.

Halibut with Pepitas, Capers, Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

Halibut has a rich, buttery flavor but is super-low in fat (a 3-ounce piece has only 2 grams). Use a hot skillet and prepare in less than 15 minutes.

Mexican Fish Stew


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Antonis Achilleos Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855

Tilapia makes a tasty and complete one-pot meal that’s ready in only 30 minutes. Leftovers make a great lunch for the work the next day.

Fish Tacos with Watermelon Salsa


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Antonis Achilleos

Every seafood lover needs a good fish taco recipe. Striped bass is another flavorful and low-mercury fish that’s filled with B vitamins, including niacin, B6 and B12.

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.

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