Steaming, broiling, grilling, and stir-frying keep these fish and shellfish recipes light. Find recipes for easy weeknight meals as well as elegant dinner parties, featuring salmon, halibut, shrimp, crab, tilapia, tuna, and more.
Avocado adds healthy fats to the buttermilk dressing. Toss with chopped romaine lettuce, toasted pumpkin seeds, and fresh cilantro leaves, and top with cooked shrimp. You'll have extra dressing; refrigerate it in an airtight container and use up within three days.
Wrap your choice of fish fillets -- haddock, cod, or striped bass -- in foil packets with sweet onion, zucchini, and tomato for quick cooking on the grill. A mixture of lemon zest, Italian seasoning, red-pepper flakes, and crushed anise seed adds memorable flavor.
Sweet sea scallops need only a dusting of salt and pepper before going into a hot skillet. The accompanying salad of fennel, parsley, and avocado is tossed in a rich and tangy dressing made with pomegranate molasses.
Wrap salmon fillets, capers, lemon zest, and green beans in parchment paper packets to bake in the oven. Other vegetables can be used in place of the green beans, such as asparagus, sliced bell peppers, or zucchini spears, depending on what's in season.
This complete meal comes together very quickly. Sear paprika-dusted tilapia for just 4 minutes until it's opaque. Serve the fish with a protein-packed quinoa, which cooks in 15 minutes. Toss the quinoa with cucumber, dill, and feta (or you can use mint, parsley, or basil in place of the dill) for an easy side dish.
Sauteed green cabbage and leeks make a flavorful bed for seared scallops, which are lower in cholesterol than shrimp. With just olive oil in the recipe and no butter, there is very little saturated fat, making this a light and healthy dinner option.