Feel Fearless Cooking Fish With These 10 Easy Recipes

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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 customizable 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 realization 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.
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Crunchy Fish Sticks
An easy way to keep fish from sticking to the pan? Lightly bread and fry it for some crunchy fish sticks.
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Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia
Tilapia is budget-friendly AND takes only 10 minutes to bake into buttery oblivion.
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Easy Chili 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.
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Ahi Poke Bowls With Pineapple & Avocado
The easiest way to cook fish? Don't cook it.
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Garlic Lovers Salmon In Foil
The foil packet method saves time, money, AND dishes.
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10-Minute Blackened Tilapia
This tilapia might be the only thing in my life at the moment that only takes 10-minutes.
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Perfect Baked Salmon
Whip up this delectable salmon dish in one pan without any prep work whatsoever (just layer, season, bake and serve).
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Salmon Cakes With Creamy Dill Sauce
Forget about perfecting your salmon-searing skills — opt instead for baking, shredding, and making these tasty cakes.
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Thai Salmon In Foil
Spice up your salmon with a little Thai seasoning in that foolproof foil (again).
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Crispy Honey Lime Tilapia
Add crunch and savory-sweet flavor to your tilapia with this quick and easy recipe.
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