Are you a home cook who doesn’t feel confident making fish? Take the intimidation factor out of cooking seafood with these one-pot fish recipes: Each will prove to you that seafood is one of the easiest and tastiest routes to dinner and that a stellar meal doesn’t require the use of every pan in the kitchen. In just one vessel—be it a pot, skillet, or sheet pan—fresh, versatile seafood comes together with other tasty fare to become quick, comforting meals that will always hit the spot.
To help you round out your dinner repertoire, we cooked our favorite seafood—salmon, shrimp, tuna, mussels, and white fish—using techniques that freshen up dishes while also teaching you how to get a tasty meal on the table with minimal effort. Simmer a quick-cooking fish stew, such as the Fish Stew with Herbed Toasts that’s pictured here. Embrace the broiler to prepare a quick and lightly charred Seabass, Kale, and Cannellini Bean sheet pan dinner. Utilize high heat wok-style cooking to make a fast Shrimp and Basil Glass Noodle Stir Fry in a skillet. Enjoy just how tender fish is when it’s simmered right into a Salmon and Corn Chowder.
Once you have the basics down, switch your focus from technique to flavor pairings, marrying the fruits of the sea with vegetables, healthy carbs, and signature flavors like fragrant Scotch bonnet and thyme in Fish and Pumpkin Stew. Stir golden raisins into a salad of Lemony Orzo with Tuna to add a pop of interest to an otherwise savory dish. Spoon a bright and briny caper and parsley sauce over Roasted Sea Bass with Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, and Salsa Rustica.
With this many fast, simple, and flavorful one-pot ish meals, there is no reason not to enjoy healthy seafood regularly at the dinner table. Read on for our best recipes and ideas.