Feel Fearless Cooking Fish With These 10 Easy Recipes

Elizabeth Buxton

I would consider myself a fearless foodie. I'm pretty much down to try anything and cook anything on a whim. But there is one thing I'll admit to (consciously or subconsciously) steering clear of. And that one thing is fish. Although delicious and insanely customisable across all cuisines, the idea of pan-searing one of those suckers is daunting AF. I can sauté up a solid piece of meat, no problem. But when it comes to placing that fish filet on a hot skillet, all my culinary confidence goes out the window. Inevitably, I end up undercooking, overcooking, or just completely ripping it apart in the process; I've been ruining salmon dinners since 2013.

But I've recently come to the realisation that maybe I'm just going about this whole fish thing the wrong way. Maybe I shouldn't be diving head first into high-level searing situations — instead, I should be tackling the fast and easy basics of baking, breading, and frying. Because there are recipes out there that make it look easy (and just as insanely tasty). So, if you also feel like a fish-noob, join me in checking out the ten foolproof recipes ahead.

Crunchy Fish Sticks

An easy way to keep fish from sticking to the pan? Lightly bread and fry it for some crunchy fish sticks.

Photo: Courtesy of The Candid Appetite.

Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia

Tilapia is budget-friendly AND takes only 10 minutes to bake into buttery oblivion.

Photo: Courtesy of Damn Delicious.

Easy Chilli Lime Fish Tacos

Fish doesn't always have to be freshly caught — try a high quality frozen brand and bake in a dish for easy taco night assemblage.

Photo: Courtesy of Pinch of Yum.

Ahi Poke Bowls With Pineapple & Avocado

The easiest way to cook fish? Don't cook it.

Photo: Courtesy of How Sweet It Is.

Garlic Lovers Salmon In Foil

The foil packet method saves time, money, AND dishes.

Photo: Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven.

10-Minute Blackened Tilapia

This tilapia might be the only thing in my life at the moment that only takes 10-minutes.

Photo: Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven.

Perfect Baked Salmon

Whip up this delectable salmon dish in one pan without any prep work whatsoever (just layer, season, bake and serve).

Photo: Courtesy of Pinch of Yum.

Salmon Cakes With Creamy Dill Sauce

Forget about perfecting your salmon-searing skills — opt instead for baking, shredding, and making these tasty cakes.

Photo: Courtesy of The Candid Appetite.

Thai Salmon In Foil

Spice up your salmon with a little Thai seasoning in that foolproof foil (again).

Photo: Courtesy of Damn Delicious.

Crispy Honey Lime Tilapia

Add crunch and savoury-sweet flavour to your tilapia with this quick and easy recipe.

Photo: Courtesy of How Sweet It Is.

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