Many Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent and get creative with fish dishes instead. Whether you celebrate the Lenten season or not, keep things interesting with a delicious seafood spread. From Moroccan-spiced barramundi skewers, to the easiest baked lemon salmon, to crispy coconut shrimp, these 31 recipes will provide plenty of inspiration.
— Additional reporting by Laura Marie Meyers
Baked Lemon Salmon With Creamy Dill Sauce
Even picky eaters can get on board with this lemony baked salmon paired with creamy dill sauce .
You won't find a recipe much faster (or easier) than shrimp scampi ; if you start with prepeeled shrimp, it can come together in as little as 15 minutes.
Moules à la Marinière
Go classic with Julia Child's recipe for mussels steamed in white wine .
Kale Salad With Roasted Salmon
Kale, farro, roasted salmon, almonds, and a lemony vinaigrette  combine for a satisfying salad.
Sometimes it's fun to make a meal out of an appetizer instead of a main dish, like with this crispy coconut shrimp . Just add a simple salad or some roasted vegetables to round it out.
Moroccan Barramundi Skewers
Warm Moroccan spices like cumin, coriander, and cinnamon season these barramundi and vegetable skewers .
Salmon With Crispy Cabbage and Kale
Roasted on one sheet pan, this fast and fresh fish option  also requires minimum cleanup.
Buffalo Shrimp Skewers
Served with a blue-cheese dipping sauce and a green salad (or plenty of celery), grilled buffalo shrimp  isn't just for game day.
Seared Scallops With Parsnip Puree
Far simpler to make than you'd imagine, tender seared scallops  pair wonderfully with creamy parsnip puree.
Boxty with Salmon
For breakfast (or breakfast for dinner), you can do no better than Irish potato pancakes topped with smoked salmon .
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp
Snappy, succulent, and savory, garlic parmesan roasted shrimp  will quickly enter your meal rotation.
Grilled Fish Tacos With Cucumber-Mango-Mint Salsa
Flaky, grilled white fish and cucumber-mango-mint salsa  top tortillas in this fresh take on tacos.
Sous Vide Salmon With Soba Noodles
Simple sous vide salmon with soba noodles  is a strong argument for investing in an immersion circulator. (This killer recipe is ready in only 20 minutes!)
Garlic Butter Shrimp
Make sure you have plenty of sliced baguette to serve with this garlic butter shrimp recipe ; you'll want to mop up every last drop of the rich sauce.
Crab Toast With Cream Cheese
For a hearty snack or a light lunch, try this five-ingredient crab toast recipe .
Chili-Glazed Salmon With Bok Choy
Gloss salmon with a simple Asian glaze and sear bok choy  for a fresh, fast, and easy dinner.
Served with three sauces (cocktail, BBQ, and peanut), shrimp cocktail  is one appetizer you'll be tempted to make an entire meal out of.
Grilled Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw and Avocado
Dress up tilapia fillets with a quick trip to the grill  and irresistible taco toppings including avocado and red-cabbage slaw.
Roasted Nicoise Salad
This fresh, one-pan take on Nicoise salad  is an adaptation of a recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow .
Looking for something delicious and easy to make? Add these simple salmon cakes  to the menu and serve with sour cream.
You won't believe how simple this classic Chinese shrimp dish  is; it only requires six ingredients, including white rice to serve it with.
Cod With Asparagus En Papillote
The fancy French name of this baked cod dish  might make you assume that it's tricky to make, but that couldn't be further from the case.
Treat yourself to a few slices of blini pizza , which scales the classic appetizer into a lower-fuss, large-format dish.
Shrimp Zucchini Pasta Puttanesca
You won't miss the noodles in this spiralized zucchini take on pasta puttanesca .
Halibut Crudo With Lemon Oil
Kick off your meal with lemon-bright halibut crudo .
Grilled Salmon Tacos With Peach and Cucumber Salsa
Daydream of warmer weather while tucking into summery salmon tacos . To make the recipe more seasonally appropriate, omit the diced peach from the salsa (or swap for other fruits like persimmon or citrus fruits).
Baked Shrimp With Olive Oil and Herbs
For a fresh take, bathe shrimp in olive oil and a trio of fresh herbs .
Served with a loaf of baguette and a simple green salad (if you're feeling fancy), steamed mussels  are the perfect weeknight meal.
Pan-Seared Salmon With Arugula, Zucchini, and Asparagus
Celebrate Spring with pan-seared salmon served on a bed of arugula, zucchini, and asparagus .
Roasted Branzino With Lemon and Herbs
Cooking for a crowd? Go the whole-fish route, like in this simple roasted branzino recipe .
Cream Cheese, Lox, and Wasabi Sandwich
California roll meets sandwich in this spicy, creamy recipe .