Healthy Fish & Seafood Main Dish Recipes

Find healthy, delicious fish and seafood main dish recipes including crab, salmon, shrimp and tuna. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Broccoli

Rating: 5 stars 6
Shrimp cooks quickly in this easy, one-pot recipe, making it perfect for busy weeknights. Serve over whole grains or rice.
By Carolyn Casner

Garlic-Butter Salmon Bites

Rating: 5 stars 2
These garlic-butter salmon bites are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, with a simple marinade of butter, lemon juice and garlic. Enjoy them with toothpicks for an easy appetizer, or serve them over pasta or rice.
By Carolyn Casner

One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Spinach

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
Shrimp, spinach and garlic brown and cook quickly for a simple one-pot weeknight dinner. A fast pan sauce gets life from zesty lemon juice, warm crushed red pepper and herby parsley. Serve with a slice of whole-wheat baguette to swipe up every last drop of sauce.
By Carolyn Casner

20-Minute Creamy Tomato Salmon Skillet

Rating: 5 stars 4
Salmon fillets cook quickly and are coated with a delicious creamy sauce made with tomatoes, zucchini and Italian seasoning. This easy salmon dinner is sure to become a new weeknight favorite the whole family will love. The best news: you can get this meal on the table in 20 minutes flat.
By Carolyn Casner

Salmon Rice Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 4
Inspired by the viral TikTok trend, this tasty bowl makes for a satisfying lunch or dinner. With a handful of healthy ingredients, like instant brown rice, heart-healthy salmon and lots of crunchy veggies, you'll have a filling and flavorful meal in just 25 minutes. Looking to cut down on carbs? Try swapping in riced cauliflower in place of the brown rice.
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By Mila Clarke

Garlic Butter-Roasted Salmon with Potatoes & Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
This one-pan salmon and potatoes recipe makes a healthy and satisfying weeknight dinner. Melted garlic butter coats the salmon and vegetables, adding depth of flavor and richness to the dish.
By Carolyn Casner

Sheet-Pan Salmon with Sweet Potatoes & Broccoli

Rating: 5 stars 18
The vibrant combo of cheese, cilantro, chili, and lime—inspired by Mexican street corn—makes this salmon sheet-pan dinner burst with flavor.
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By Sara Haas, RDN

Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon

Rating: 5 stars 32
Salmon and walnuts are both great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Pair this easy salmon recipe with a simple salad and a side of roasted potatoes or quinoa.
By Andrea Kirkland M.S., RD

Bacalao Guisado (Puerto Rican Fish Stew)

Rating: 5 stars 10
Bacalao, salted dried codfish, is the defining ingredient in traditional Puerto Rican fish stew, but salt cod requires overnight soaking and several rinses in cool water before it can be used, so we opt for fresh fish in this quick version. Serve with crusty rolls to soak up the juices.
By Scott Rosenbaum

One-Pan Garlicky Shrimp & Rice

Rating: 4 stars 3
This one-pan garlicky shrimp and rice recipe makes a great easy dinner with easy cleanup. The garlic mellows as it cooks and infuses its flavor into the sweet shrimp and rice in the pan. A squeeze of lemon at the end brightens up the dish.
By Liz Mervosh

Salmon-Stuffed Avocados

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
Canned salmon is a valuable pantry staple and a practical way to include heart-healthy, omega-3-rich fish in your diet. Here, we combine it with avocados in an easy no-cook meal.
By Abbie Gellman, MS, RD, CDN

Easy Salmon Cakes with Arugula Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2
After making the salmon cakes, we firm them up for 5 minutes in the freezer before cooking so they don't fall apart when they hit the hot oil. You can also make these salmon cakes with canned salmon to make them pantry- and budget-friendly.
By Adam Dolge
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Inspiration and Ideas

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Easy Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
Rating: 5 stars 4

Enjoy classic shrimp scampi lightened up with zucchini noodles in place of pasta. The tomatoes add some sweetness and color, while the cheese contributes nuttiness and richness.