|August 10, 2021

Easy Keto Fish Recipes You Can Make in a Flash

By Amanda Suazo
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

Easy Keto Fish Recipes You Can Make in a Flash

When you need a quick keto meal with minimal fuss, reach for fish. These keto fish recipes pack nourishing fat and protein into fast, flavorful dishes—without the extra ingredients that pack on the carbs.

Although seafood is naturally low-carb, you can take other steps to ensure your recipes stay keto. Always choose wild-caught fish, preferably from varieties low in mercury. Sockeye salmon, anchovies, haddock, trout, summer flounder, crab and sardines all make excellent choices.

Whether you cook from your stovetop or oven, or prefer your air fryer and Instant Pot, these low-carb fish recipes will get dinner on the table in no time.

Keto salmon recipes

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Broccoli Leek Protein Bowl With Salmon

The only all-in-one fish recipe you’ll ever need! This customizable bowl layers a seasoned broccoli mash with wild-caught salmon and avocado. Just skip the rice to keep it keto.

Make it your own with your favorite fresh veggie toppings and a drizzle of Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil for a 20-minute comforting meal that satisfies without the all carbohydrates. (Only 7.7 grams of net carbs per serving.)

Baked Salmon With Thyme-Ghee and Cucumber Noodles

If you like sheet pan dinners, you’ll love this fish recipe. Salmon fillets cook on top of sliced fennel and infuse with flavors from fresh thyme and buttery grass-fed ghee.

While fish bakes, prepare your plate with spiralized cucumber and green olives. This restaurant-worthy meal comes together in 20 minutes for under 9 grams of net carbs.

Dijon Baked Salmon

This fish recipe from Downshiftology collects all its flavor from a tangy Dijon sauce slathered over a salmon fillet—all made from simple ingredients like mustard, lemon juice and seasonings.

It only takes 25 minutes and makes a tasty dinner or meal prep option for well under 2 grams of net carbs per serving.

Easy Baked Tandoori Salmon With Cauliflower Rice

Tandoori dishes usually require a special clay oven, but this keto recipe simplifies the cooking with the help of your broiler.

Marinate salmon with dairy-free yogurt and spices, then bake and fry up a simple bed of cauliflower rice. This fish dish runs under 7 grams of net carbs per serving and takes 20 minutes of active cooking.

Salmon With Asparagus and Quick Blender Hollandaise

Get all the rich flavor of eggs Benedict without the carb-filled bread in this easy recipe from KetoDiet Blog.

This yummy 15-minute fish recipe keeps it classic with a simple pairing of salmon and asparagus, all topped with an easy, creamy hollandaise sauce. And at only 3.3 grams of net carbs per serving, it’s an easy keto brunch choice.

Top with shredded parmesan if you tolerate dairy and want a savory finish to this savory recipe.

Wild Baked Salmon With Asparagus and Fennel

This fish recipe takes extra time to cook, but it still takes minimal prep. Marinate your salmon filet in umami-rich flavors from coconut aminos and kelp, then bake with sliced fennel.

Serve it all up with quick-steamed asparagus and fresh avocado for an all-in-one meal that runs you about 13 grams of net carbs.

Keto white fish recipes

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Keto Halibut Ceviche

If you’re new to the world of raw seafood recipes, this easy dish makes a delicious introduction. Tender chunks of halibut marinate in a lime juice mixture that “cooks” the fish and infuses tangy flavor.

Add creamy avocado and green onion, and you get a meal ready in about 10 minutes with just 2 grams of net carbs.

Buttered Cod in Skillet

Simple doesn’t have to taste boring. With this ketogenic fish recipe from Valentina’s Corner, tender fish fillets get all their flavor from a fresh and easy herbed lemon butter sauce.

Keto Fish Cakes With Avocado Lemon Dipping Sauce

This versatile gluten-free fish cake is a delicious starring protein on top of salads or mashed cauliflower. Blend up raw fish with herbs and spices (no breadcrumbs needed), then let them sizzle away on your pan and slather in a creamy avocado sauce.

These keto-friendly cakes reach your plate in 15 minutes for less than 1 gram of net carb apiece.

Air Fryer Parchment Fish

Parchment turns this fried fish recipe from Two Sleevers into a tender, flavorful meal with easy clean-up—all in your air fryer! Wrap up your cod with fresh veggies like fennel, celery or red peppers (if you tolerate them), then top with butter, lemon juice and spices.

It all cooks in your air fryer in 15 minutes for 6 grams of net carbs.

Poached Cod in Tomato Broth

If you don’t have a nightshade sensitivity, this simple easy dinner recipe makes an elegant meal worthy of a date night or dinner party.

Cod cooks in a rich tomato sauce seasoned with saffron and bay leaves in just 20 minutes.

Fish recipes: Shrimp and crab

Enjoy pasta again! These 18 shirataki noodles recipes are low-carb and packed with nutrients—without skimping on flavor or satisfaction.

Low-Carb Bacon Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

Add this shellfish recipe to your summer grilling to-do list. Sweet chunks of pineapple and bacon-wrapped shrimp taste amazing on their own, but this recipe elevates them even further with a buttery coating of grass-fed ghee. It’s a perfect side dish or even main course for any BBQ.

Each serving tallies up to 11 grams of net carbs. (Replace the pineapple with keto-friendly blueberries or strawberries to lower the carbs without sacrificing the sweet/savory flavors.)

Low-Carb Shrimp Pad Thai With Shirataki Noodles

Just like original pad Thai, this fish recipe creates a bowlful of slurpable noodles and a nutty sauce.

Thanks to a few low-carb swaps and quick-cooking shrimp, this shrimp recipe only sets you back 5 grams of net carbs and takes 20 minutes to prep.

Baked Keto Coconut Shrimp With Cilantro Lime Dip

Move over, baked fish: This easy shrimp recipe makes a sweet, crispy coating for shrimp using shredded coconut and coconut flour.

Pair with a creamy dairy-free dip for a meal that only takes 5 minutes of work in the kitchen and clocks in at just 8 grams of net carbs.

Instant Pot Steamed Crab Legs

The steam power of the Instant Pot transforms crab legs into a tender main dish in a miraculous two minutes in this easy recipe from Recipes Simple.

Use wild-caught crab and serve them up with melted grass-fed butter.

Keto Shrimp Scampi

You can turn any night into date night with this easy, elegant recipe.

In 20 minutes, you can prep a satisfying dish with spiralized zucchini and tender shrimp, all swimming in a garlicky butter sauce—no gluten or grains needed.

Keto Poached Butter Shrimp

This paleo fish recipe uses deceptively simple ingredients like grass-fed ghee, fresh oregano, and lemon zest. Combine it all with wild shrimp, though, and you get a mind-blowing main dish in under 30 minutes.

Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Popcorn shrimp lovers, make this shellfish recipe from Healthy Delicious ASAP: Toss your shellfish with oil and spices for a poppable appetizer or main dish in under 10 minutes.

Want more buttery taste in this recipe? Swap olive oil with melted grass-fed ghee.

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