• Email
  • Pin It

Easy Weeknight Fish Recipes


Contributed by:



1 comment | Leave Comment


Are you looking to get more fish into your diet? This flavorful recipe makes it easy to increase your fish consumption. White meaty fish, such as halibut and the cod served here, is low in calories but high in protein. For those of us watching our waistlines, fish is a great choice especially when it replaces fattier cuts of red meat. And because it’s so low in calories, it means we can have a larger portion for fewer calories.   If you are new to fish, try replacing one meat dish a week with a fish dish. Small changes will add up quickly!

This Mediteranean style steamed cod recipe is healthy and flavorful, bursting with unsaturated fats and lots of strong flavors. Because cod, as mentioned above, is a mild yet meaty white fish, it takes on the flavors of ingredients in the dish. In this recipe, olives, sundried tomatoes, garlic and white wine provide savory bursts of flavor. I serve this dish a bright green vegetable such as sautéed Brussels sprouts in garlic and olive oil, or just-wilted garlic kale.

Sesame Soy Salmon

Sesame Soy Salmon

Fish is an excellent source of protein. And salmon is an especially good source of healthy fats, namely omega-3 fatty acids. These fats are great for reducing inflammation and the risk of developing heart disease, two things that are very important in keeping healthy. But salmon is not the only source of these good-for-you fats. Broaden your palate and try other fish rich in Omega-3s: tuna, trout, mackerel and arctic char are also great options.

Salmon has a naturally strong flavor which holds up nicely against this savory  marinade for a Sesame Soy Salmon. Allowing the fish to marinate long enough helps to meld the flavors together for a cohesive dish. The addition of a crunchy vegetable base adds interesting texture and  lots of flavor.

What is your favorite fish? I hope I inspired you to eat it more often.

Posted in


About MeganWolfRD


Megan Wolf is a New York City based Registered Dietitian and the owner of Megan Wolf Nutrition, a nutrition counseling and consulting private practice specializing in Women's Health. She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. She lives (and cooks!) with her husband in New York City and writes for her blog, The Domesticated Wolf --www.thedomesticatedwolf.com. You can follow her for more health and recipe inspiration on Twitter (https://twitter.com/meganwolfRD), Instagram (http://instagram.com/thedomesticatedwolf) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thedomesticatedwolf).




One Response to Easy Weeknight Fish Recipes

  1. My versions of these might not look quite so pretty. These are so beautiful! I have never used black sesame seeds but they add a nice color to the fish. I never knew why salmon was so healthy. I should eat more of it!

Leave a Reply

Log in or Join For Free or leave a reply as a guest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  Notify me of follow-up comments by email