Marsala tilapia

The 9 days can be tricky menu-wise for the entire family. Last week we posted a special roundup of 9 Unique Meat-Free Dishes for those in your family who aren't interested in fish. This week fish is our focus, because for so many people it's a stable during the 9 days. Whether it's salmon, tilapia, flounder or halibut or even cooking a whole fish, we have 38 (WOW!) options so you won't have trouble figuring out what to make.


Sesame Soy Salmon

Salmon is arguably one of the most common fish on peoples' tables and this Sesame Soy Salmon, pictured above, is perfect for a fresh, filling dinner or a lunch.  For an interesting twist on salmon, try these Indian Inspired Salmon Cakes which have just the right amount of spice. You can try our 9 other salmon cake recipes by clicking here. If salmon cakes aren't your thing and you're looking for a lunch option, try Savory, Lemon-Chive Cream Cheese And Smoked Salmon Wrap. For a fancier, nutty recipes you can try Pistachio-Flaxseed Crusted Salmon. Click here for 6 options for honey salmon recipes, including a salmon tartare.

MORE: Simple salmon in 10 minutes or less


Marsala tilapia

Chicken marsala is a family favorite so, of course, this Marsala Tilapia gets eaten so quickly there is hardly a need to clean the plate. It's filled with delectable mushrooms and is best when made with fresh fish. For a dairy favorite, try Parmesan and Sun-Dried Tomato-Crusted Tilapia. It's simple ingredients are very flavorful! You can also try Tilapia With Cheesy Roasted Pepper-Chipotle Rice. I assure you it is a toss up which is better, the rice or the fish!! For something totally different try Tilapia Ceviche With Mango.

MORE: All of our tilapia recipes can be found here.


Seared Summer Flounder

The above pictured Seared Summer Flounder recipe  is great fresh dish. It's super easy, but one trick is that you need a gas torch. If you are looking for something more traditional, but yet still interesting try Asian Vegetable Stuffed Flounder or Flounder Fillet With Carrot Coins. If you want to mix your flounder with salmon these Salmon Flounder Pinwheels with Edamame Rice Salad are a perfect recipe for you. Finally, this Flax-Breaded Flounder is a great option for those who are gluten free but love breaded fish.

MORE: A quick and easy pan fried flounder recipe

 Whole Fish:

whole grilled branzino with olives and lemon

Be adventurous with your cooking during the 9 days and try cooking a whole fish. The Grilled Branzino with Olives and Lemon, pictured here, is a great start because the recipe is super simple. You can also try Mediterranean Baked Trout with Fennel Salad. Although a bit more complicated, only because it required a little more chopping, the outcome makes you feel like you are eating in a fancy restaurant. The fish in this Mustard Panko Butterflied Fish is, as the name suggests, a butterflied whole fish which the fish store can easily do for you. It also required few ingredients and tastes amazing!

MORE: Tips on how to cook a whole fish



Halibut is one of those types of fish that you can't go wrong with. It's delicious paired with artichokes in tomato sauce, like in the image above. Whether it's in a soup, like this Hearty Halibut Chowder, or cooked in and topped with pomegranate, like these Halibut Rolled With Pomegranate Stuffing and Halibut With Pomegranate Molasses and Herbs, halibut is the perfect fish type of fish for the 9 days. You can also try crusting it with walnuts by following this Walnut Crusted Halibut with Honey Soy Sauce recipe. The crunch pairs well with the meatiness of the fish. One more option is to try it grilled and topping a salad, such as in this Grilled Halibut Salad with Avocado, Tomato, Olives and Egg with Herb-Garlic Toasts.

MORE: For all of our halibut recipes click here.

There are definitely other types of fish that you could add to your 9 days menu... Let us know in the comments what you favorite fish is!!

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Fish Favorite For The 9 Days