Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes

Boost your heart health with these delicious fish and seafood recipes packed with omega-3 fatty acids. To keep your timeline as on-track as your waistline, all of these catch-of-the-day features come together in less than an hour.

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    Cilantro Shrimp Tacos

    Chips and guac join forces with grilled shrimp tacos in this rainbow-colored recipe. Save a portion of the shrimp marinade to play double duty as the dressing for the crispy cabbage and carrot slaw.

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    Seared Salmon with Pistachio Gremolata

    While the salmon sears, stir together the fresh and crunchy pistachio gremolata to spoon on top just before serving. Pair with roasted potatoes or whole-wheat pasta.

  • Seared Scallops with Citrus Beurre Blanc and Warm Slaw 3 of 24

    Seared Scallops with Citrus Beurre Blanc and Warm Slaw

    Citrus—here, grapefruit and orange—and seared scallops are a match made in culinary heaven. Combine with a crunchy cabbage slaw and slices of salty prosciutto for a party-worthy entree in just 45 minutes.

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    Broiled Swordfish with Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce

    Instead of grabbing a jar of marinara at the grocery store, roast a pan full of tomatoes, onion, and garlic and blend up your own for a fresh swordfish sauce. Just a couple tablespoons of heavy cream bestow a luscious, spreadable texture.

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    Shrimp and Rice Bowls

    Hop on the bowl trend in one of the healthiest ways possible with this 365-calorie stir-fried shrimp, brown rice, and veggie recipe. Make it for the family or try it for meal prep for nearly a weeks-worth of well-balanced lunches (for a fraction of the cost of takeout).

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    Chile-Lime Tilapia with Corn Saute

    In the mood for something spicy? Pan-fry tilapia to perfection in an ancho chile pepper and lime sauce and then top with a garlicky corn saute. Slice and serve with corn tortillas to enjoy this zesty recipe on taco night.

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    Roasted Salmon with Broccoli and Tomatoes

    Supper and a fresh and nutritious side come together on just one pan with this colorful recipe. Each low-carb portion is only 276 calories, so feel free to serve with a side of brown rice or quinoa to round out the meal.

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    Pacific Northwest Fried Rice

    This lightened-up salmon fried rice calls for just one tablespoon of oil—and piles of fresh spring ingredients like asparagus, mushrooms, and leeks.

  • Weeknight Paella 9 of 24

    Weeknight Paella

    The secret to packing this easy 25-minute meal with 38 grams of protein per serving? A half pound each of scallops, shrimp, and chorizo. Turmeric and saffron lend the lovely golden hue and plenty of warm spice.

  • Plate of Golden Turmeric Fish 10 of 24

    Golden Turmeric Fish

    An island-inspired rub infuses each flaky bite of this low-calorie entree with fresh tropical flavors. Can't find snapper? Try sea bass, halibut, tilapia, or another variety of white fish fillets.

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    Skewered Shrimp Scampi

    Serve these shrimp skewers with pasta as a main dish, or skip the pasta (and omit all those extra carbs) and serve as a buttery appetizer. Either way, alll that will remain after you enjoy this 30-minute recipe will be an empty wooden skewer and a few shrimp tails.

  • Roasted Salmon & Green Beans 12 of 24

    Roasted Salmon and Green Beans

    Calling for just five ingredients (besides olive oil and salt), this sheet pan supper is designed for all who might be a smidge intimidated by cooking fish at home. Simply stir together the cirtusy dressing, pour it over the salmon, and roast for 15 minutes. Plate with steamed green beans and fresh basil and dinner is done!

  • Mediterranean Tuna Salad 13 of 24

    Mediterranean Tuna Salad

    Not all tuna salads are loaded with mayo. This fresh twist on a Nicoise salad has just 10 grams of carbs per serving since we've ditched the potatoes (although you're welcome to add some boiled spuds to the party!).

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    Parmesan-Crusted Cod with Garlicky Summer Squash

    Instead of greasy fried fish, coat sturdy fish fillets with three Ps (panko bread crumbs, grated Parmesan, leaves of fresh parsley) and bake for similar craveable, crunchy results. Roast summer squash on the same pan for a light side.

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    Seared Scallops and Baby Spinach with Spiced Pomegranate Glaze

    Drizzle a cinnamon-spiced pomegranate glaze over wilted spinach and tender, juicy scallops. Then sprinkle with pomegranate arils—the seeds—to give the salad a bit of crunch and a burst of flavor with every bite.

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    Salmon in Parchment

    Heavy on flavor and light on added fat; baking protein in parchment is one of the skinniest cooking strategies possible. Bonus: The packet keeps all of the aromatic citrus, herb, and garlic goodness close by the salmon until you're ready to dig in.  

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    Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Shrimp

    Adding shrimp to pasta sauce boosts both protein and flavor. This homemade sauce features no-salt-added tomatoes, which are perfect if you follow a low-sodium diet.

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    Smoked Salmon and Chard Flatbread

    Seafood on a slice? Sure! Smoked salmon makes a delicious pizza topping when combined with a soft herb cheese "sauce," sauteed Swiss chard, and white balsamic glaze.

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    Grilled Bass with Strawberry Salsa

    Top this succulent sea bass with our flavor-packed strawberry salsa for an awe-inspiring dish. Sweet strawberries, spicy poblano pepper, and fresh cilantro combine for an unforgettable topper.

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    Striped Bass en Brodo

    Fish are naturally high in healthy fats, and this method adds even more heart health superpowers to the meaty white fish pieces via an herb- and tomato-laced white wine-olive oil broth poaching broth.

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    Grilled Fish Tacos

    Take a break from traditional tacos and try our lighter fish dish. These tasty tacos have a fresh citrus flavor that complements the yummy grilled fish.

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    Quinoa and Curried Shrimp

    Coconut milk and curry powder come together to create a sweet and spicy sauce for our curried shrimp. This heart-healthy meal contains a whopping 33 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per serving.

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    Salmon and Asparagus

    This simple, delicious recipe is ready in just 22 short minutes. Salmon packs a lot of natural flavor, so preparing it with just a sprinkle of lemon and fresh parsley is a tasty and heart-healthy way to enjoy it.

  • Next Slideshow Fresh and Light Dinner Recipes

    Fresh and Light Dinner Recipes

    From salads to pastas to sandwiches, we've compiled a list of our favorite easy and light dinner recipes. We even have ideas for making steak into a light and refreshing meal! Plus, these recipes are filled with fresh ingredients, making them extra tasty and nutritious. These recipes prove that dinner doesn't have to be a covered in mounds of cheese and dripping with butter to be satisfying!
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