Maybe you’re dialing back on the chicken and ground beef in the name of sustainability. Or you’ve promised to cook fish once a week because it’s so darn healthy. But you’ve got a persnickety kid whose middle name might as well be Nugget and who will only touch fish if it’s shaped like a stick. No worries, friend. These 16 healthy fish recipes will satisfy the entire fam and appease your picky eater.
1. Crispy Baked Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw
When in doubt, wrap it in a corn tortilla and call it a day.
2. Parmesan Pesto Tilapia
Tilapia is like the gateway for future fish-eaters. It’s mild and tender, and when coated in Parmesan, it’s pretty hard to resist.
3. Bacon-Wrapped Black Cod with Spinach and Capers
Bacon? Check. A crowd-pleasing firm white fish? Double check. Ready in 40 minutes? You can see where we’re going…
4. Honey-Mustard Sheet Pan Salmon
You’ll love the minimal amount of cleanup. They’ll love the honey-mustard glaze.
5. Baked Fish and Chips
Sometimes nothing else will do, so we gave this classic a lightened-up makeover by skipping the deep fryer.
6. Grilled Fish Tacos with Pineapple-Mango Salsa
There’s something about the combination of sweet and savory that always has kids coming back for more.
7. Sheet-Pan Miso-Glazed Fish with Broccoli and Coconut Rice
The secret to winning over a picky eater is umami-rich miso paste. The caramelized, sweet roasted broccoli doesn’t hurt either.
8. Baked Sesame-Ginger Salmon in Parchment
If you’ve got 30 minutes, you’ve got enough time to win everyone over with this easy dish. The honey-ginger-soy marinade is, as some would say, the bee’s knees.
9. Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia
You had them at “lemon butter.” You had us at “ready in 20 minutes.”
10. Salmon Burgers
If you don’t say anything, they might not even notice they’re made of salmon. And if they do, just smile and nod.
11. Panko-Crusted Fish with Tzatziki
Crispy, herby fish meets cool cucumber yogurt sauce. (Dealing with a sauce hater? Serve it in a separate bowl.)
12. Baked Lemon Cod
Once again, the proof is in the pudding: Cod and lemon make a great team.
13. Broiled Miso Cod with Vegetables
Any vegetable will work here, so pick their favorites. The marinade is sweet and salty and sure to please.
14. Fish Taco Salad
Put out a spread of toppings and let everyone build their own bowl with their favorites.
15. One-Pan Roasted Salmon with Potatoes and Romaine
Anything can be french fries and chicken tenders if you have the right mindset.
16. Simple Hoisin Glazed Salmon
Hoisin is about to dethrone ketchup as the most-loved condiment in your fridge. Just watch.