Fish doesn’t have to be saved for special ocassions. Try these recipes any day of the week.
Cost per serving: $3.47
This light and delicious flounder is best served hot over a bed of spinach and topped with a bit of lemon zest.
See recipe: Lemon-Garlic Broiled Flounder with Spinach
Cost per serving: $2.82
It’s a Friday night fish fry―with a twist. The cod is baked, not fried, but still has a satisfyingly crispy, crunchy crust. Try baked white potatoes or sweet potatoes, cooked in the microwave to save time, on the side.
See recipe: Crispy Baked Cod
Cost per serving: 52¢
Get a taste of Italy for less than $1 per serving! Take advantage of fresh spring garlic for this recipe. Look for small, firm bulbs. Skin color ranges from white to purple.
Try this tuna recipe: Tuscan-Style Tuna with White Beans
Cost per serving: $1.76
A freezer staple gets a tasty makeover with this kid-friendly dish that everyone will enjoy. Or try these tacos with frozen chicken nuggets instead. Serve them with bowls of salsa, chopped avocado and black beans on the side.
See recipe: Fish Stick Tacos
Cost per serving: $2.60
This crispy baked flounder gets it's crunch from panko bread crumbs. Look for panko—thick, coarse bread crumbs—in the Asian foods section of your supermarket. Or use regular bread crumbs instead (the fish will be less crunchy).
See recipe: Crunchy Baked Flounder
Cost per serving: $3.30
For a tasty fish dinner on a budget, you can't beat this flavorful recipe. Serve with roasted potatoes and steamed carrots to round out the meal.
See recipe: Tilapia Piccata
Cost per serving: $3.16
If you start with frozen precooked shrimp, thaw it, then toss into the dish for 5 minutes to heat through.
See recipe: Roasted Shrimp with Tomatoes
Cost per serving: $4.55
Paired with steamed greens or a salad, this makes a healthy and hearty meal.
See recipe: Halibut with Orange-Shallot Butter Sauce
Cost per serving: $2.81
Feel free to add your favorite spices to the flour-bread crumb mixture for more flavor pop.
See recipe: Baked Fish Fingers
This simple, healthy fish dinner cooks in just six minutes.
See recipe: Grilled Fish with Salsa
You're used to bananas as a part of your everyday diet — peeling them and eating them raw or tossing slices into a fruit salad.
But there are many other uses for this year-round tropical fruit. The fruit adds contrasting sweetness to fish or chicken,
and the texture resembles squash.
See recipe: Jamaican Red Snapper with Pan-Fried Banana
This flavorful recipe is worthy of a special occasion. Serve with quinoa and a fresh side salad.
See recipe: Sea Bass with Tomatoes and Olives
This budget-friendly, crowd-pleasing dish comes together in no time with only a few ingredients.
See recipe: Crispy Pan-Fried Sole
This whole meal comes in at less than 400 calories (yes, really!), so be generous with the vegetables. If you want more variety add some tomatoes and potatoes -- the added starch won't derail this healthy meal.
See Recipe: Parmesan Lemon Mahimahi
Cost per serving: $1.83
These fish cakes taste great when paired with broccoli slaw or served over rice.
See recipe: Asian Fish Cakes
Cost per serving: $2.49
Is a different fish on sale? You can easily make this recipe with cod or halibut instead of tilapia.
See recipe: Ginger-Soy Tilapia
Cost per serving: $2.64
If you don't have a powerful cooktop fan, open a window. This fish cooks at a high heat and it might get smoky.
See recipe: Cajun Blackened Tilapia
Cost per serving: $1.49
Get this dish on the table in 15 minutes (yes, you read that correctly!). It's so simple and delicious your family will ask for it again and again.
See recipe: Baked Flounder with Herb-Caper Butter