Healthy Fish & Seafood Recipes for Two

Find healthy, delicious fish and seafood recipes for two from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Air-Fryer Scallops

Rating: 4 stars
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A quick and impressive dinner, scallops turn succulent and tender in the air fryer. The lemon-herb sauce is the perfect way to bring zest to each bite. Be sure to cook the scallops to temperature. They may not brown in the fryer, so don't wait for a golden crust to tell you they're ready.

Moules Frites

This simple but elegant dish pairs flavorful steamed mussels with crispy oven fries. Uncork an American chardonnay to sip alongside.
By Laura Kanya

Honey Mustard Salmon with Mango Quinoa

In this 30-minute dinner recipe, grilled, honey mustard-coated salmon is served with a tasty grain salad made with quinoa, mango, jalapeño and almonds.

Salmon with Pepita-Lime Butter for Two

Rating: 5 stars
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Lime juice, chili powder and pepitas give this salmon Mexican flair. Serve with wild rice and steamed vegetables.

Salmon & Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls

Rating: 5 stars
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Harissa adds Moroccan flavor to this healthy grain bowl recipe without needing a long list of ingredients. Just 5 ingredients is all you need to get dinner (or a packable lunch) on the table in under an hour!

Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Tomato & Avocado Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Lovers of fried fish get the taste without all the calories, and the salsa adds a fresh, clean note. To complete the Baja theme, serve with black beans, some diced mango and a bit of light sour cream.

Seared Salmon with Pesto Fettuccine for Two

Rating: 5 stars
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The brightness of basil pesto is a nice match for the buttery flavor of salmon in this quick and healthy dinner recipe. Refrigerated pesto, found near fresh sauces and salsas at most stores, is prettier and has a better taste than jarred varieties.

Spicy Cioppino

Rating: 4.27 stars
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San Francisco's Italian immigrants developed this stew to use the abundant local seafood. We've opted for farm-raised tilapia and scallops, but feel free to experiment with whatever is fresh.

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables for Two

Rating: 4.15 stars
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Toss a garlicky, Middle Eastern-inspired yogurt sauce with pasta, shrimp, asparagus, peas and red bell pepper for a fresh, satisfying summer meal. Serve with: Slices of cucumber and tomato tossed with lemon juice and olive oil.

Seafood Couscous Paella

Rating: 4.83 stars
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Whole-wheat couscous soaks up this savory saffron-infused broth.

Lemon-Garlic Sardine Fettuccine for Two

Rating: 3.6 stars
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Even sardine skeptics will enjoy this lemony pasta with crispy breadcrumbs. Substitute a 5- to 6-ounce can chunk light tuna for the sardines if you prefer. If you are using tuna or can't find sardines packed in tomato sauce, add 1 tablespoon tomato paste with the lemon juice in Step 4. Serve with a salad of bitter greens tossed with a lemon vinaigrette and a glass of pinot grigio.

Grilled Salmon with Kale Sauté

In this healthy dinner recipe, salmon fillets are seasoned with a zesty dry rub, grilled and served with a simple side--lemon-seasoned sautéed kale and shallots. Sometimes simple is best!
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Inspiration and Ideas

20 Shrimp Dinners You'll Want to Make All Summer Long
Whether shrimp is grilled, sautéed or broiled, there's no wrong way to prepare it for a flavorful summer dinner.
Salmon Potato Cakes
These crispy salmon potato cakes come together quickly when you use shortcut ingredients like canned salmon and frozen hash browns. Serve these cakes with your favorite dipping sauce or over a bed of leafy greens.

Grandma Ginger's Fish Casserole

Rating: 3.4 stars
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Recipe developer Katie Webster's grandmother used to make a version of this dish with fresh-caught smallmouth bass from Vermont's Lake Champlain. Our updated version requires no fishing; just a trip to the supermarket for Pacific cod or tilapia.