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40 Easy Pescatarian Recipes You’ll Love

These pescatarian recipes are so tasty and filling that even avid meat-eaters will come back for more.

From simple salmon to satisfying salads, they’re bright, healthy, and sensational.

Pescatarian Recipes featuring Teriyaki Salmon with Sesame Seeds, Broccoli and Rice
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There’s nothing like a big bowl of juicy and vibrant shrimp. But what if you stuffed it into an avocado?

Or how about a light and dreamy salmon burger with creamy garlic mayo?

Yeah, these pescatarian recipes take seafood to the next level. Of course, you’ll want to try them all, so you better get started!

1. Instant Pot Salmon (Fresh or Frozen)

Salmon is, in my opinion, one of the tastiest ways to get a healthy dose of omega-3s into your pescatarian diet.

With just 20 minutes and simple ingredients, you can have moist, flaky fish on the table. Serve it alongside a fresh salad for a hearty, filling meal.

The best part? This recipe is a breeze to make.

Just pop the salmon into the Instant Pot and squeeze in some lemon juice. It’s that easy!

2. Sardines Pasta Tomatoes and Olives

Looking for a quick, easy, and delicious lunch? This sardine pasta recipe hits the spot!

Tomato sauce with olives is a classic combination making a light meal with the right amount of acidic punch.

Add in some oily sardines, and you’ve got yourself a filling and healthy midday meal.

3. Angel Hair with Shrimp and Asparagus

Have you ever had a light meal that left you feeling refreshed? You’re about to!

The shrimp give a satisfying succulent flavor, while the asparagus serves as a crisp contrast.

Meanwhile, the fresh plum tomatoes bring everything together in a bright, citrusy blend that’s absolutely divine!

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So if you want to feel like you’re floating on air, try some angel hair!

4. Baked Cod

Looking for a tasty source of protein? Try this baked cod recipe packed with garlic and herbs!

It’s a tasty opportunity to add some flaky white fish to your diet. The ingredients are simple, and the preparation is easy, making it perfect for busy weeknights!

It’s also customizable, so you can change up the seasonings to suit your tastes. 

5. Grilled Garlic Butter Shrimp

It’s hard to beat the elegance of a simple and delicious plate of seafood.

And this scrumptious grilled shrimp recipe is no exception.

The garlic butter sauce is jam-packed with fresh herbs that balance the succulent shrimp.

A squeeze of lemon adds a bright, tangy twist that you’ll love. It’s the perfect dinner for pescatarians, but meat-eaters will love it too!

6. Greek Salmon Salad Bowls

Just because you’re a pescatarian doesn’t mean you have to settle for boring food.

This Greek salmon salad bowl is just what you’ve been missing!

This dish is a masterclass of textures and flavors, packed with crunchy veggies, creamy avocado, and tangy feta cheese.

7. Popcorn Shrimp

Crispy popcorn shrimp is the ideal appetizer for pescatarians and shrimp-lovers alike.

The tender, juicy shrimp nestled in crispy breading will make your taste buds dance.

It’s light, crunchy, and can be easily prepared in under 20 minutes.

Best of all, you can transform your popcorn shrimp into different flavor variations.

Not only that, but I bet even the kids will ask for seconds!

8. Ginger Scallion Steamed Fish

For pescatarians, this ginger scallion steamed fish is the ultimate meal.

Deliciously elegant and straightforward, it’s a recipe that packs a ton of flavor into one dish.

The mild fish is the perfect backdrop for the ginger scallions giving it a sharp, aromatic kick.

Plus, this recipe requires the magic of slow cooking, making it ideal for busy weeknights.

9. Air Fryer Salmon

Want something fried and crisp but hate standing by the stove while cooking? This Air Fryer recipe is here to save the day!

It’s the perfect way to get that fried taste without the greasy mess of deep-frying. And it’s so easy and delicious that you’ll want to make it every night!

The flaky, buttery salmon is highlighted by the fresh flavors of herbs for a zingy meal. Serve it with potatoes, salad, or rice for a complete dinner.

10. Chinese Steamed Cod Fish

Who knew fish could be so satisfying? This simple dish will make you rethink the way you eat seafood.

Swimming in a savory, tasty ginger and scallion sauce that’ll blow your mind, this is another terrific Air Fryer fish recipe.

Just pop your fish in a parchment paper pouch and let it cook. Once the fish is done, pour some hot oil and aromatics over the top. It’s that easy!

11. Air Fryer Salmon Patties

If you’re new to the pescatarian diet, one thing you’re likely missing is a thick, juicy burger.

Luckily, these Air Fryer salmon patties are the next best thing!

Forget high-fat, low-flavor burgers and experience the delicious, light bite of these herby pink patties!

Made in the Air Fryer, these are healthier and lighter than regular burgers. They’re also way more flavorful!

12. One Pan Baked Salmon Niçoise Salad Bowls

Searching for a quick and easy dinner that’s also light and healthy? This baked salmon niçoise salad bowl is the answer!

Between the flaky salmon, tomatoes, green beans, and potatoes, you might think that this is complicated and time-consuming.

But really, it’s baked in one pan, which means clean-up is a breeze!

It’s just what you need on busy weeknights when you want to get dinner on the table fast.

13. Air Fryer Crab Rangoon

Crab rangoon is my favorite appetizer to make in the Air Fryer. These little bites are a flawless combination of crispy, creamy, and cravable.

Filled with a delicious mixture of crab, cream cheese, and scallions, the simple wonton wrapper adds a wonderfully light crunchy.

Although they’re technically an appetizer, I could eat a whole platter of these myself!

14. Shrimp Stuffed Avocados

Do you know what I love more than anything? When two of my favorite foods come together to form one glorious, mouthwatering dish.

Shrimp-stuffed avocados are the perfect example of this. They combine the creamy ripe avocado with the savory, umami flavors of tender shrimp!

This recipe offers healthy fats and protein in a delicious and visually stunning way.

What more could you ask for?

15. Crabbies

Bring back an old favorite for your next party with this golden oldie recipe.

Crabbies are brimming with nostalgia, and they’re pretty darn easy to make too.

All you need is butter, cheese spread, mayonnaise, garlic salt, and crab meat, plus English muffins for the base.

They’re the perfect finger food for parties and a lovely brunch accompaniment.

16. Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

This is the easiest, fastest, and most delicious shrimp fajita recipe I’ve ever encountered.

It’s a one-pot-wonder, too, so just throw it all on a sheet pan and bake!

Packed with bright and rich flavors, these are next-level fajitas. Serve them in tortillas or over rice, and you’ll be more than happy.

Add a squeeze of lime to the juicy, plump shrimp and top the whole thing with some fresh cilantro for added zing. Yum!

Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp

17. Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp

As we’ve already established, Air Fryers produce crispy, delicious “fried food” without all that extra oil.

But can an Air Fryer be used to cook frozen shrimp? Yes, it can!

Frozen shrimp is a delicious and affordable way to get seafood on your table in a flash.

Eat them as an appetizer, or serve them with rice for a tasty meal!

18. Brown Butter Salmon With Capers And Sundried Tomatoes

This recipe is excellent for when you’re feel fancy but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.

It’s a simple dish that’s full of unique flavors, and it’ll definitely impress your date!

What makes this recipe so amazing? The brown butter sauce. 

Brown butter sauce has a nutty taste that pairs perfectly with the delicate salmon.

Plus, the capers and sundried tomatoes add just enough brininess for an extra zing.

19. Salmon Burger With Garlic Herb Mayonnaise

You don’t need to sacrifice flavor for a healthy meal with this salmon burger.

These burgers are jam-packed with fresh herbs, oven-baked salmon, and a dreamy garlic and herb mayonnaise that perfectly contrasts the flaky fish.

If you’re looking for a healthy way to improve your burger game, this is it!

20. Dijon Mustard Salmon with Walnuts

Are you looking for something hearty but still light? Something warm, but with a little bite?

This dijon mustard salmon has it all.

The tang of mustard, the flakiness of pink salmon, and the crunch of the buttery walnuts are truly a-mah-zing!

Serve with a side of fresh greens, and enjoy a healthy meal and a happy heart!

21. Fish with Tomato and Feta Salsa

This fish dish is the perfect way to add a bit of freshness to your meals.

Though you might not always think to add cheese to seafood, this recipe features the classic pairing of tomato and feta with pan-fried fish. 

And trust me, it works!

The tomatoes are bright and fresh, while the feta adds a salty tang to each bite.

It’s simple enough to whip up on a busy weeknight but impressive enough for gatherings!

22. Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta

Lemon, garlic, and parmesan shrimp pasta is one of the most flavorful meals you can make. It’s super simple too!

Make it for date night at home or just when you want a break from that same old baked ziti.

Succulent shrimp, tender pasta, and zesty lemon-garlic parmesan make this dish a showstopper! Serve it with a big chunk of garlic bread.

23. Lobster Rangoon

Crispy, fried, and full of deliciousness, lobster Rangoon is a classic dish that never fails to please.

This recipe works wonders as a starter for your next Asian-inspired feast.

Stuffed with cream cheese, lobster meat, and scallions, these deep-fried pockets of goodness are crunchy and creamy.

Dip them in soy or plum sauce for an extra kick of flavors!

24. Easy Pesto Shrimp

It’s true what they say: the simplest ingredients make the best meals.

And this easy pesto shrimp dish is proof! It’s a quick, delicious dinner you can make for busy weeknights, yet it looks restaurant-worthy.

The succulent seafood and bright pesto are perfectly balanced, making this flavorful, healthy, and filling. 

With just a handful of ingredients and five minutes, you’ll have a plate full of deliciousness.

25. Spicy New Orleans Shrimp

This spicy New Orleans shrimp is a great appetizer to kick off your next Mardi Gras feast! It’s hot and packed with spices that’ll please a crowd.

Every bite brings a fiery warmth to your tastebuds, along with a subtle sweetness from the shrimp.

Don’t forget to enjoy this with a cold, refreshing drink for that bright, summery experience!

26. Fish and Chips

What’s the best kind of comfort food? Creamed corn? Mac and cheese? A big bowl of guacamole?

All correct answers, but I have a new favorite: fish and chips!

It’s the national dish of the UK and the kind of warming, tasty, deep-fried dinner that’ll leave you wanting more.

Other than the crispy beer-battered fish, this quintessential British recipe is best served with thick-cut steak fries (chips).

27. Bang Bang Shrimp

Nothing can beat the burst of flavors and textures you get when you take a bite of this bang bang shrimp.

Trust me; it more than lives up to its name!

Fried into golden perfection and tossed in a sweet chili sauce, it’s the perfect marriage of sweetness and heat with a hint of saltiness.

This dish is so flavorful that it’ll make you want to lick your plate clean!

28. Pan-Seared Fish Fillet

Get ready to have your mind blown because this pan-seared fish fillet will change how you think about fish.

It will wow you with its rich, buttery sauce, bright lemon zest, and perfect sear!

What makes this dish extra special are the simple ingredients that turn into an elegant meal.

29. Grilled Harissa Shrimp

Celebrate the flavors of the summer with this grilled harissa shrimp recipe!

It’s succulent and smoky with a spicy kick that might not be ideal for kids.

The shrimp are soaked in a simple harissa marinade, making them tender and beyond juicy. Toss them on the grill if you like char, or pan-fry until pink.

30. Parmesan Basil Shrimp and Rice

Besides the bright pink shrimp, this dish doesn’t look too exciting. But after one bite, you’ll have a hard time sharing!

Between the fluffy rice, fresh basil, salty parmesan, and sweet shrimp, this recipe has a terrific blend of flavors.

Better still, it’s fool-proof, so even beginners can master it.

31. Mediterranean Salmon Kabobs

Need a last-minute dinner that’s healthy and delectable? How about these Mediterranean salmon kabobs?

Each one is layered with salmon, zucchini, and red onions, then grilled to perfection.

They’re colorful, peppery, buttery, and quick.

32. Mediterranean Tuna Pasta

Turn your kitchen into a Mediterranean restaurant with this impressive tuna pasta.

Loaded with veggies, delicate tuna, and tender pasta, this dish will be a hit with kids and grown-ups alike.

And while it may seem odd to add a tomato-rich sauce to tuna, I promise you’ll love it.

33. Lemony Ahi Tuna Olive Oil Pasta

Here’s another super quick and easy pasta recipe that’s zesty, fresh, and ready to go in less than 30 minutes.

What’s better than biting into a piece of lemony, salty, tender tuna? Not much.

The texture is incredible, and the flavor is rich but not overwhelming. It’s even better when paired with a light olive oil and wine sauce.

This will be your new summer go-to!

34. Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet

I’ll happily devour anything with Cajun seasoning, but shrimp is my all-time fave!

It’s spicy, plump, and crazy quick to cook. Add in some rice, and you’ve got one helluva balanced and satisfying meal.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that this is also a one-pot meal that needs just 20 minutes of your time.

35. Easy Grilled Shrimp Boil

Is there anything better on a hot day than shrimp? Yes, this grilled shrimp boil recipe!

It’s a delicious, low-fuss family-friendly meal that makes the best of seafood, along with smoked sausage and tender potatoes.

If you’re a pescatarian, leave the sausage out. Or maybe make it on the side and give it to the meat-eaters in the group.

Either way, it’s not just a boil – it’s an explosion of flavor!

36. Grilled Lobsters Tail

Juicy, tender, and slightly charred from the grill, this lobster tail has it all.

We all know that lobster is fancy, so save this for guests and be prepared to share the recipe.

It’s not exactly the most straightforward meal to cook. But if you have a grill and a little patience, it couldn’t be more worth it!

37. Lemon Garlic Scallop Pasta

This lemon, garlic, and scallop pasta tastes like it came straight from a five-star restaurant.

It’s a delicious dish that’s packed with citrusy garlic and buttery seared scallops. 

Every forkful transports you to an Italian seaside town!

38. Lemon Herb Sauce for Scallops

This is another zesty scallop recipe that only needs a few simple ingredients, but it never fails to impress!

This sauce is buttery, tangy, and a little spicy, with a satisfying depth of flavor. I love it on scallops, but it’s also delicious on lobster and fish!

39. Mediterranean Wine-Lemon Poached Halibut

In the mood for something light? I hear you!

Say hello to your new favorite seafood dish: Mediterranean wine-lemon poached halibut.

It starts with a bright, citrusy base of lemon and white wine. But it’s also brimming with herby notes that let the flavors of halibut shine through.

Not a fan of halibut? Try tilapia instead.

40. Garlic Butter Oven Baked Tilapia

Speaking of tilapia…if you like seafood and garlic butter, you’ll love this recipe!

It’s really simple to make but tastes like it took hours in the kitchen.

This dish is my go-to when I want something quick and delicious on weeknights, and it’s excellent with a side of roasted veggies or couscous.

The fish is so soft that it flakes apart with the touch of a fork. Plus, the garlic and herbs infuse the tilapia with flavor, brightening up every bite.

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These pescatarian recipes are so tasty and filling that even avid meat-eaters will come back for more. From salmon to salad, they’re bright and healthy.


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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