Easy Weeknight Meals

Have these high-flavor, low-effort seafood dishes on your table in less than 30 minutes.

Easy Weeknight Meals: Grilled Trout with Garden Zukes and Herb Aïoli

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Grilled Trout with Garden Zukes and Herb Aïoli

Save time by cooking your whole meal in one place—the grill. Timesaver tip: Trout fillets are flavorful on their own, so you only need to add fresh lemon and a bit of seasoning.

Easy Weeknight Meals: Roasted Fish on Rosemary

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Roasted Fish on Rosemary

Save time by cooking your whole meal in one place—the grill. Timesaver tip: Trout fillets are flavorful on their own, so you only need to add fresh lemon and a bit of seasoning.

Easy Weeknight Meals: Potato-crusted Yellowtail Snapper

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Potato-Crusted Yellowtail Snapper

What’s the secret to an easy crust? Instant potatoes! Serve with simple steamed green beans—add a dash of sesame oil for flavor. Timesaver tip: Make sure to cook the beans first; they’ll take longer than the fish.

Easy Weeknight Meals: Mixed Grill Kebabs with Guava BBQ Sauce

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Mixed Grill Kebabs with Guava BBQ Sauce

Caribbean seasonings such as allspice, coconut oil, and guava add loads of flavor but no heat. Leftover sauce? Use it on grilled chicken the following night for another quick dinner.

Easy Weeknight Meals: Salmon on Moroccan Melted Tomatoes

Salmon on Moroccan Melted Tomatoes

Ginger, coriander, and cardamom add depth and sweetness to this exotic dish, while green olives deliver saltiness. Be sure to use green table or black pitted olives.

Easy Weeknight Meals: Tuna, Goat Cheese, and Spinach Tacos

Tuna, Goat Cheese, and Spinach Tacos

A delicious twist on fish tacos: Instead of Mexican seasonings, this dish gets its flavor from earthy goat cheese and a nutrition boost from spinach and tomatoes.

Easy Weeknight Meals: Hazelnut-crusted Scallops

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Hazelnut-Crusted Scallops

You’re running late, but your guests are on time. Here’s the game plan: Start the pasta first, because it takes the longest to cook. While the scallops are in the oven, toss together a quick salad. Slice some fruit and it drizzle with honey for a healthy dessert.

Easy Weeknight Meals: Curry-Mango Shrimp

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Curry-Mango Shrimp

Jazz up prepared chutney with zesty lime juice and curry powder. Timesaver tip: If you opt to peel the shrimp yourself, buy large ones; they’re quicker and easier to prepare.

Easy Weeknight Meals: Grilled Halibut with Lemon-Mint Gremolata

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Grilled Halibut with Lemon-Mint Gremolata

Seafood and lemon are best friends for flavor, but throwing in a bit of mint adds zing to the traditional pairing. While your grill is going, add zucchini and halved Roma tomatoes. Sprinkle them with salt, pepper, and a little crumbled goat cheese when they’re done cooking.

Easy Weeknight Meals: Roast Cod with Garlic Butter

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Roast Cod with Garlic Butter

Try a trick from the professionals: Sear fish quickly in a hot skillet (for a crispy crust), and then finish off in the oven. The technique works best with thick pieces of fish.

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