Three Quick, Easy Recipes for Your Friday Fish Fix!

March 14, 2018

Whether you are trying to add some variety to the rest of the Fridays left in Lent, or you regularly include fish a few times a week because of the many of benefits attributed to it, you will love adding these recipes to your rotation!

 

These are quick enough to be a weeknight dinner and require few ingredients each.

 

Let me know how you like them after you've tried them!

 

 

Pesto Shrimp and Pasta:

 

Nutrition:

Cals- 466

Carbs- 77 grams

Fats- 9 grams

Protein- 21 grams

 

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 6

Serving Size: about 1.5 cups (or entire recipe split in 6 portions)

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of whole wheat farfalle pasta

  • 1 jar of pesto

  • 1 15 oz can of fire-roasted tomatoes (drained)

  • 1 15 oz can of black beans (drained)

  • 1 bag of frozen broccoli (or head of fresh broccoli)

  • Salt and pepper

  • 2 TBSP EVOO

 

Directions:

  • Heat water for pasta, cook pasta according to directions

  • Heat oil in pan over stovetop

  • Add shrimp to pan, cook until opaque and cooked through

  • Prepare broccoli as directed

  • Once pasta is cooked, drain it and place it back in pot.

  • Add: pesto, tomatoes, beans, broccoli, olive oil, and salt and pepper (to taste) to the pasta. Mix thoroughly.

  • Lastly, add shrimp to the rest of ingredients, mix thoroughly and serve hot!

Cajun Salmon

 

Nutrition:

Cals- 209

Carbs- 5 grams

Fats- 12 grams

Protein- 25 grams

 

Total Time: 17 minutes

Serves: 4

Serving Size: 1 salmon filet

 

Ingredients:

  • 4- 4oz salmon filets, skin on, boneless

  • 2 teaspoons cajun or creole seasonings

  • 2 teaspoons black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • pinch of cayenne pepper

  • 1 lemon, zested, juiced

  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley, minced

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees.

  • Mix seasoning blend together.

  • Rinse salmon, pat dry.

  • Place salmon on oven proof pan, coat both sides with olive oil.

  • Season salmon with seasoning blend, rub into salmon on both sides.

  • Place salmon skin side down, top with lemon juice and zest.

  • Bake at 475 for 10-12 minutes.

  • Remove from oven, top with parsley and serve with extra lemon

Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp

 

 

Nutrition:

Cals- 464

Carbs- 33 grams

Fats- 8 grams

Protein- 38 grams

 

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 6

Serving Size: about 1.5 cups (or entire recipe split in 6 portions)

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lb shrimp (about 75 shrimp), cooked with tail off

  • 3 T plain greek yogurt

  • 3 T chopped green onion, plus more for garnish

  • 1½ T sweet chili sauce (I used Franks brand)

  • ½-3/4 T sriracha sauce

  • 2 T EVOO

  • ½ box whole wheat linguine

Directions:

  1. Heat water for pasta, cook pasta according to directions

  2. Combine yogurt, onion, sweet chili sauce, and sriracha in a bowl and stir well. set aside. (if you want to make the sauce a bit thicker, do 2 T yogurt and 1 T light mayo)

  3. Heat oil in pan over stovetop

  4. Add shrimp to pan, cook until opaque and cooked through

  5. Add cooked pasta to shrimp pan or add shrimp to pasta pot, pour sauce over all ingredients, mix, and serve!

 

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