Seafood Main Dishes

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Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Rating: 4.75 stars
942
Don't let the list of ingredients fool you: this is super-easy, and gets rave reviews whenever I serve it. The salsa can be made the day ahead to save time. Strawberries can be substituted for the mango if you prefer--both are excellent! Combine leftover salsa with some drained black beans the next day for lunch.

Baked Salmon Fillets Dijon

Rating: 4.55 stars
1510
Delicious baked salmon coated with Dijon-style mustard and seasoned bread crumbs, and topped with butter.
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Quick and Easy Tuna Casserole

Rating: 4.32 stars
667
Quick and Easy Tuna Casserole is perfect for the busy mom!

Margarita Grilled Shrimp

Rating: 4.62 stars
376
The shrimp can be marinated up to 3 hours before grilling. The amount of red pepper used can be adjusted according to how hot you like it. The marinade is also great on chicken.
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Baked Halibut Steaks

Rating: 4.69 stars
495
An Italian-style vegetable and feta cheese topping is the perfect enhancement to delicious baked halibut.

Crispy Fish Fillets

Rating: 4.44 stars
500
Even people who aren't sure if they love fish will love these crunchy fillets! Quick and easy!

Broiled Lobster Tails

Rating: 4.62 stars
478
This is a quick and tasty way to make DELICIOUS broiled lobster tails...YUM! Keep an eye on them while they're in the oven so they don't burn.

Miso-Glazed Black Cod

Rating: 4.7 stars
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This is my take on the oft requested miso-glazed, black cod, made famous by chef Nobu Matsuhisa. In addition to a taste and texture to die for, this is one of the easiest fish recipes of all time. A couple minutes to make the sauce, some brushing, a short wait, and you're broiling. By the way, I don't like to cook both sides. I like the heat to only penetrate from the top down. This makes for a lovely caramelized top, and a super juicy interior. Cooking times will vary, but simply broil the fish until the bones pull out with no effort, and the meat flakes.

Perfect Ten Baked Cod

Rating: 4.55 stars
1130
Simple, fast, and delicious describes this baked cod recipe. Bake for two sets of 10 minutes each and you have the perfect ten dinner! This recipe was a favorite request from a local restaurant. They closed after years in business and we are happy to share a version of their most requested recipe. I serve this with rice pilaf and fresh spinach that has been lightly seared in olive oil and garlic. Yummy!
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Grandma's Famous Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4.38 stars
405
This is a recipe for my Grandmother's famous salmon cakes. It is a family recipe that has been passed down through generations. Serve with macaroni and cheese or any other type of side dish.

Salmon Patties I

Rating: 4.56 stars
799
These salmon patties are delicious for lunch or dinner.

Marinated Tuna Steak

Rating: 4.68 stars
1179
This mixture of orange juice, soy sauce, and garlic gives this marinade a wonderful taste.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Alaska Salmon Bake with Pecan Crunch
Rating: Unrated
1668
"Perfect recipe! Made it for the whole family and they loved it. This will definitely be my go-to salmon recipe from now on!" – Nash
Grilled Shrimp Scampi
Rating: Unrated
862
"I make this for every BBQ at my house and it's always a big hit! Great recipe." – Dave

Chef John's Fresh Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4.8 stars
326

Salmon cakes are one of my go-to emergency meals. Every once in a while I like to use fresh salmon. Salmon is one of those products, like chicken, that's very easy to get into a rut with. People generally find a few recipes that work for them, and just stay with those, but this fairly simple preparation should be easy to add to anyone's rotation. Serve with lemon wedge and remoulade sauce. You can use any bread crumbs instead of panko breadcrumbs, if desired.