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Make Your Fish Fridays Unforgettable with These 20+ Delicious Recipes

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Dive into a sea of flavors with our irresistible collection of fish recipes! If you’re a fish enthusiast, we have something for you. Whether you’re in the mood for simple freshwater delicacies or the rich taste of ocean-caught grouper, our recipes are designed to cater to all preferences. We’ve curated a mix of dishes that promise not just to delight but to provide a diverse range of flavors and textures.

Our collection features everything from perch’s light and flaky texture to salmon’s robust flavors, ensuring that there’s something for every occasion and taste. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or a sophisticated dish to impress guests, our recipes are easy to follow and packed with flavor. Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that’ll have you hooked from the first bite.

Smoked Fish – Catfish | Bullhead

Individual portion of smoked fish (catfish) with citrus salsa and lime slices.Pin
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Catfish is famous in traditional Southern cuisine in the United States. Its cousin, Bullhead, though perhaps less well-known, is also a culinary delight. Smoking them is an incredibly delicious option for these fish, and they taste incredible paired with fresh fruit salsa and a squeeze of lime juice. It gives the fish a whole new flavor profile. Get the Recipe: Smoked Catfish | Smoked Bullhead.

Fish and Chips – Catfish

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Try this lightly fried catfish, our twist on the traditional fish fry. It looks good, it tastes good, and it is healthier for you than you’d expect. Serve it with aioli for a touch of something different, and you have yourself a great dinner. Get the Recipe: Panko Crusted Catfish Recipe.

Spicy Fish Sandwich & Jalapeno Cole Slaw

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Did you ever need to get dinner ready in under 30 minutes? There’s no need to trade taste for time! This Spicy Fish Sandwich, topped with pineapple or spicy coleslaw to taste, has your back! Get the Recipe: Spicy Fish Sandwich & Jalapeno Cole Slaw.

Fish Tacos – Salmon

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While we’re on the topic of easy, salmon tacos are one of the faster dinners you can whip up on a busy weeknight. This fish taco recipe is packed with the rich flavors of perfectly cooked salmon and a burst of zesty toppings. Get the Recipe: Salmon Tacos.

Smoked Salmon | How to Smoke Your Own

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Do you frequently smoke meat but need more recipe ideas? Try something new with this ingenious smoked salmon. It is excellent to use on a seafood charcuterie platter or any platter as long as you understand the art of charcuterie boards. Get the Recipe: Smoked Salmon.

Salmon Piccata

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Piccata is a popular dish in Italian-American cuisine and is loved for its bright, zesty taste and tender texture. The dish is often accompanied by pasta or vegetables. Get the Recipe: Salmon Piccata.

Air Fryer Salmon Bites

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If you have some high-quality fresh salmon on hand and you’re looking for a simple recipe that will allow the authentic taste of salmon to shine through unchanged by the flavors of heavy spices, these Air Fryer Salmon Bites will be a great choice! Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Salmon Bites.

Pan-Fried Crappie

Pan fried crappie fish filets on a wooden plate, served with lemon.Pin
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There’s something magical about a day spent fishing, especially when it yields a fresh crappie catch. But the magic happens when you take that catch to the kitchen and make a delicious Pan-Fried Crappie. Serve it with rice and a delicious green salad on the side and you have a weeknight dinner in less than 30 minutes. Get the Recipe: Pan-fried Crappie.

Easy Fried Perch

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With only three easy ingredients and your preferred choice of spices, this perch recipe is effortless and affordable! If you’re new to cooking fish, now’s your chance to dip your toes in this diverse culinary domain. Get the Recipe: Fried Perch.

Largemouth Bass

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If you want to try something new for dinner, this largemouth bass recipe could be just what you need. It’s simple, tasty, and perfect for a family meal or to impress your friends. Get the Recipe: Largemouth Bass.

Bullhead | Pan-Fried & Baked

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Look no further if you’re looking for a bullhead recipe that leads to meat so tender it comes right off the bone. This pan-fried fish has a unique flavor that goes well with a fresh citrus or strawberry salsa. Get the Recipe: Bullhead | Pan-fried & Baked.

Smoked Fish – Steelhead Trout

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Great as a snack or an appetizer, this recipe of smoked steelhead is a wonder to any palate. It is sweet and sour, all while enhancing the natural steelhead flavor. Get the Recipe: Steelhead Trout.

Garlic & Citrus Rainbow Trout

Whole rainbow trout fish on pewter platter on a bed of vegetables,  topped with lemon slices and garnished with dill.Pin
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Rainbow trout is known for its delicate flavor and versatility. This recipe focuses on some underused ingredients, like garlic and butter. Top those with zesty lemons and have the perfect combination for a delicious fish dinner. Serve them with French fries and a quick tomato salad for a complete meal. Get the Recipe: Garlic & Citrus Rainbow Trout.

Fried Fish – Smelt

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Smelts are lower in mercury and other heavy metals than larger fish. They are nutrient-rich and have many of the same health benefits as anchovies and sardines. Get the Recipe: Fried Smelt.

Northern Pike Recipe

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Northern Pike is one of our absolute favorites! The taste and texture of this fish are fantastic. We’re always excited to catch one. So, when you catch such a unique fish, make sure to make it available to everyone at your table with this gluten-free recipe. Get the Recipe: Northern Pike Recipe.

Salmon Wellington

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Here’s one fancy salmon recipe for family gatherings, romantic dinners, or friends’ get-togethers. Like our Venison Wellington, this recipe is easy to make and impresses even the pickiest of eaters. Get the Recipe: Salmon Wellington.

Grilled Fish – Salmon with Pesto

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Grilled salmon topped with vibrant pesto offers a symphony of flavors, combining succulent fish with the pesto sauce’s aromatic basil, garlic, and nuttiness. The grill infuses a mild smoky flavor. This one is great for glamping. Get the Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Pesto.

Seared Fish – Salmon with Garlic Scapes

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If you’ve ever tried growing your garlic, you know you need to remove the flower buds (the scapes) so the bulbs get larger. Because of this, people end up with many garlic scapes, and the possibilities are endless. One of our favorite things to make is garlic scape butter. Perfect for this salmon filet, grilled to perfection. Get the Recipe: Seared Salmon with Garlic Scapes.

Seafood Stuffed Fish

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Do you have some mildly flavored white fish in the freezer that you’d like to use but don’t know how to spice things up? Here’s a great article on infusing your white fish with great flavors- stuffed with shrimp and scallops and served with a sour cream sauce. Get the Recipe: Seafood Stuffed Fish.

Air Fryer Fish – Mahi Mahi

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If you need to prep a meal in advance, this might be the best fit for you. You can prep the Air Fryer Mahi Mahi 24 hours in advance, and it only takes up to 20 minutes to cook. Serve with adobo sauce, spicy southern sauce, or even cocktail sauce to your taste. Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Mahi Mahi.

Bacon Horseradish Lobster Stuffed Fish – Grouper

Bacon Horseradish Lobster Stuffed Grouper fish on a white plate garnished with asparagus and carrot shavings.Pin
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Grouper has a mild, slightly sweet flavor with a firm texture. While it’s mild, it’s not as bland as some other white fish varieties, and it has a meaty texture that holds up well to various cooking methods. That makes it a perfect fish to impress your guests with. The addition of lobster and horseradish elevates this dish to the next level. This recipe is delicious with tilapia and snapper, too. You must try it! Get the Recipe: Stuffed Grouper.

Air Fryer Fish Sticks

Multiple air fryer fish sticks stacked on a white and gray plate, served with a lemon wedge.Pin
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Ultimately, for those very picky eaters, here’s a classic take on fish: Fish sticks. But have you tried them in the air fryer? Try them with air fryer chips, mashed potatoes and spicy coleslaw, or simply a baked potato and a squirt of lemon juice. Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Fish Sticks.


30+ Venison Recipes To Spark Your Creativity

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You need to figure out what to do with all the venison you harvested this season? No worries! Whether you’re a kitchen newbie or need inspiration, our recipes are here to rescue you. Get the Recipes: 30+ Venison Recipes To Spark Your Creativity.

Author: Diana Neels


Diana Neels is a seasoned software engineer, dog enthusiast, crochet hobbyist, and foodie; she channels her love for culinary adventures into the creative realm of Binky’s Culinary Carnival as a creator and editor.

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