The first time Kenya said he wanted scallops I was hesitant, as I couldn’t imagine him actually wanting to eat them. My own childhood experience with scallops was seriously marred by the frozen breaded scallops from the box that my parents left the babysitter to reheat for us on the nights they went out. But I realized that, as many parents do, I was unfairly projecting my own childhood judgments onto Kenya, so I thought twice about it and gave in to his culinary curiosity. He has gone from eating 1-2 scallops in a meal to eating 6-8! He loves scallops, and it’s all because I offered him a food that even I was dubious about. Kids will really surprise you with what they enjoy if they’re only given the chance! Here are 14 fantastic fish recipes to try out with your family! I hope you’ll find some new favorites here!
Salmon Superfood Salad 1 of 14
Recipe and Photo by Weelicious!
Salmon comes together with tons of other fabulous ingredients to make this Superfood Salad that boasts heart- and brain-healthy nutrients. This salad is perfect for lunch or dinner any day of the week.
Seared Coconut-Vinadloo Swordfish 2 of 14
Recipe and Photo by Aida Mollenkamp!
Seared Swordfish comes together quickly and boasts lots of bright flavors. If you need to have dinner on the table in minutes and want to serve something that will excite everyone's palates then this is the recipe for you!
Halibut and Chips 3 of 14
Recipe and Photo by Barbara Cooks!
Fish and Chips is such a classic, and delicious, recipe that it had to make an appearance here in this slideshow. This recipe uses halibut, which is flaky and tender, perfect for frying. Serve with the accompanying tangy tartar sauce for an extra flavor boost.
Roasted Monkfish 4 of 14
Recipe and Photo by Turntable Kitchen!
If you haven't ever tried monkfish, this is the way to go. Roasted, served on top of freshly made romesco sauce. The flavors and textures all combine to bring you a dish that is truly unique, hearty, and comforting.
Asian Salmon Tacos 5 of 14
Recipe and Photo by Heather Christo!
We've all had fish tacos, and they are so good, right? Well, have you ever had Salmon Tacos with a seriously Asian flare? Amazing. If you choose any recipe from this slideshow to make immediately, this is the one.
Fish and Corn Chowder 6 of 14
Recipe and Photo by She Wears Many Hats!
I don't think I can hear the word "chowder" without immediately craving a warm bowl of creamy potato soup filled with any number of additions. I will happily eat Fish and Corn Chowder during the cold winter months and I will on those warm summer nights. It is a staple in my house. Try out the recipe and you'll see why!
Maple Soy Salmon 7 of 14
Recipe and Photo by This Week For Dinner!
This recipe is so simple, quick, and easy. If you're new to cooking fish, this is where you start. It will be a success! The salmon is marinated in a maple soy sauce that adds so many flavors that you'll be coming back to this recipe time and time again!
Fishwich Sliders 8 of 14
Recipe and Photo by Mom's Kitchen Handbook!
Katie calls these darling little Fishwich Sandwiches "babysitter food" because they literally take minutes to pull together and after serving them along with the quick tartar sauce, you'll have a house full of happy campers ready to lovingly send you off on your date night with Hubby!
Baked Halibut with Olives, Asparagus and Potatoes 9 of 14
Recipe and Photo by With Style and Grace!
One look at this dish and anyone will be convinced that you slaved in the kitchen putting together this Baked Halibut. It is so easy, though, which makes it the perfect dish for a weekend get together or a weekday dinner that you want to make just a little more special!
1-2-3 Miso Scallops 10 of 14
Recipe and Photo by Weelicious!
Lightly coating scallops with a miso glaze gives them a slightly sweet and salty coating on the outside. When you're looking for a simple 1, 2, 3 entree for your troops, I highly suggest these scallops. You may introduce your brood to a brand new favorite!
Grilled Green Fish Tacos 11 of 14
Recipe and Photo by Aggie's Kitchen!
Everybody already loves Fish Tacos! These bad boys take it up a notch... or several notches, with the addition of jalapeÃ±o and cumin. I can't wait to fire up my grill and sink my teeth into these flavorful tacos!
Teriyaki Mahi Mahi 12 of 14
Recipe and Photo by Simple Bites.
Teriyaki Mahi Mahi. Oh yeah. Put teriyaki sauce on just about anything and I will gobble it right up. I can imagine that sweet and tangy flavor paired here with mahi mahi. Pair that with the fresh veggies and vegetable rice, and you have yourself instantly transported to a tropical vacation!
Cedar Plank Salmon 13 of 14
Recipe and Photo by Cooking on the Side!
You know those awesome smoky flavors that you find in good barbeque? Well, a cedar plank imparts those flavors into whatever you cook on it. Like salmon. Smoky goodness, and then bathed in a sweet sauce? Yum, yum, yum.
Lemon Thyme Shrimp Skewers 14 of 14
Recipe and Photo by Diethood!
Shrimp Kabobs! This is one of those party foods that you really can't go wrong when you serve it! Shrimps cook up in mere minutes and are full flavored on their own. This recipe takes it another step further with the addition of lemon and thyme.