15 Easy Pescatarian Recipes to Make for Dinner Tonight

These fish-centric dinner recipes are oh so fresh.

easy pescatarian recipes
MARY BRITTON SENSENEY

If you can't imagine going a single meal without red meat or poultry, these easy pescatarian recipes will have you thinking differently. Featuring fresh seafood dishes—including seared salmon, boiled lobster tails, and battered shrimp—these pescatarian meal ideas will have you forgetting all about your usual chicken dinner or pork plate. Once you serve one (or a few!) of these pescatarian dinner recipes, your family won't be missing their beef-filled suppers. Of course, we all still love a juicy burger or tender steak, but it's always nice to change it up once in a while—or maybe all the time now that you have these easy dinners. Oh, and not only are many of these ideas healthy (and downright delicious, of course), but they're also unbelievably easy to make. Check out 15 of our favorite pescatarian recipes right here.

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easy pescatarian recipes seared salmon
Brian Woodcock
Seared Salmon, Watercress, and Potato Salad With Olive Dressing

Sorry, Grandma: This loaded potato salad beats any other version by a landslide. It certainly works as a side dish, but it's also plenty hearty enough to be the main course.

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easy pescatarian recipes sweet
Brian Woodcock
Sweet-and-Smoky Cedar-Planked Salmon

A cedar plank gives this salmon fillet a nice, smoky flavor. Soak the plank for one to two hours before placing it on a hot grill.

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easy pescatarian recipes battered seafood
Tara Donne
Beer-Battered Seafood

Save this pescatarian recipe for your next summer dinner party. Featuring cod, shrimp, and clams, this dish has an option everyone will enjoy.

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easy pescatarian recipes hush puppies
Tara Donne
Crab Hush Puppies

Gooey Gruyère cheese and buttermilk make these bites irresistible. We recommend serving with your favorite hot sauce to bring the heat.

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easy pescatarian recipes baked fish
Brian Woodcock
Utz Baked Fish Fillets

Crushed potato chips make for a crunchy coating on these halibut fillets. Think of this plate as a fun play on fish and chips.

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easy pescatarian recipes grapefruit shrimp
MARY BRITTON SENSENEY
Grapefruit, Shrimp, and Radicchio Tartines

A charred slice of sourdough bread acts as the base for this colorful dish. The bright, beautiful colors almost make the dish too pretty to eat.

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easy pescatarian recipes salmon beets yogurt
Brian Woodcock
Salmon and Beets With Yogurt Sauce Over Watercress

Chopped dill, lemon zest, and poppy seeds pack a fresh punch to every bite of this light meal. The best part? The entire plate comes together in 25 minutes.

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easy pescatarian recipes bass packets
BECKY LUIGART-STAYNER
Bass Packets with Tomato, Corn, Chickpeas, and Olives

A complete dinner baked and served in a packet means no dirty dishes. Now that's a meal we'll be making again and again!

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easy pescatarian recipes snap pea salmon
BECKY STAYNER
Gingery Snap Pea Slaw With Seared Salmon

Unlike typical coleslaws that are made with mayonnaise, this version is much lighter—but still super flavorful. Fresh cilantro, ginger, and jalapeño add a nice kick.

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easy pescatarian recipes buffalo shrimp
The Cookie Rookie
Buffalo Shrimp Tacos Recipe

You can still enjoy Taco Tuesday without the red meat or poultry. In fact, once you whip up these handhelds, you might forget all about your favorite Mexican joint!

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easy pescatarian recipes browned butter scallops
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Brown Butter Scallops With Corn, Bacon, and Avocado Salad

Scallops are ideal for busy weeknights because they're seared to perfection in just a few minutes. Of course, they're even better when served with a sprinkle of crispy bacon.

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easy pescatarian recipes cod
Baker by Nature
Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce

This blogger recommends serving her fish dish with a side of rice or zoodles. It's downright delicious all on its own too.

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easy pescatarian recipes
Natasha's Kitchen
Lobster Tails With Garlic Lemon Butter

Looking to impress your special someone with a romantic meal? This pescatarian recipe will certainly do the trick. (And it's surprisingly simple to make.)

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easy pescatarian recipes tuna salad
Cooking Classy
Avocado Tuna Salad

At around 200 calories per serving, this is one meal you won't feel a bit of guilt enjoying. The recipe works well as a quick lunch or dinner.

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easy pescatarian recipes garlic garlic butter shrimp
Creme de la Crumb
Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp

A rich sauce makes this shrimp dish absolutely mouthwatering. Even picky eaters will be licking their plates clean.

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