Seafood is delicious and at the same time extremely healthy. Nowadays, seafood is readily available with food delivery sites such as Zomato. You can choose from a wide array of healthy seafood dishes that are delivered to your doorsteps with the click of a button.

However, having some seafood recipes to fall back on in an emergency is very important. These seafood recipes are easy to try at home as well. Here are the top 5 seafood recipes that are healthy and extremely easy to try at your home.

  1. Malabar Fish Biryani

It is an iconic dish in Kerala. Different methods are used to prepare this delicacy. The use of rice and spices is critical to get the right taste. You can use any fleshy fish to prepare this fish biryani.

The Ingredients

  • 1 kg seer fish
  • ½ kg onions
  • 100 gm green chilies
  • 70 gm garlic
  • 70 gm ginger
  • lemon Juice
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 kg rice
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • ½ kg tomatoes
  • 4 glasses water
  • 3 pods cardamom
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • A pinch of garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 Tbsp cashew nuts broken
  • 2 Tbsp raisins

How to

  • Cut Onions into thin slices.
  • Heat oil ghee in a pan, and fry the onion till golden brown.
  • Fry cashew nuts and raisins and keep aside.
  • Apply turmeric powder and salt on the fish.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan and lightly fry the fish.
  • Crush ginger, garlic, and chilies to make a paste.
  • Add this paste to the onion mixture.
  • Add tomatoes and salt.
  • Cook for some time till the water evaporates.
  • Add the fried fish pieces, coriander leaves, and the juice from the lemons. Keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a non-stick vessel.
  • Add chopped onion, cardamoms, and cinnamon.
  • Add the washed rice.
  • Add boiled water and salt and cook till the water is completely absorbed.
  • Keep the rice covered for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Now add the cooked rice to a heavy-bottomed vessel.
  • Add fish masala, fried onions, nuts, and raisins, and cover with a rice layer.
  • Layer it up, finishing with the garnishes on top.
  • Take a napkin and cover the vessel.
  • Put the biryani on dum for 1 hour for the flavors to develop.

Serve with papad and dates pickle.

  1. Goan Fish Head Curry

It’s a perfect blend of spices, garlic, ginger, onions, fresh tomatoes, and coconut. Fish is cooked over a low flame to let it soak all the ingredients. It is best served with steamed rice.

The Ingredients

  • 500 gm fish head
  • 100 gm onions
  • 50 gm coconut
  • 20 gm coriander seeds
  • 10 gm cumin seeds
  • 20 gm peppercorns
  • 30 gm green chilies
  • 50 gm oil
  • 100 gm tomatoes
  • 05 gm curry leaves
  • 10 gm turmeric
  • 15 gm chili powder
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • 40 gm garlic
  • 20 gm ginger
  • 200 ml vinegar

How to

  • Cut the fish head into pieces
  • Marinate the pieces using salt and turmeric powder.
  • Grind the ingredients to prepare a paste.
  • Heat 3-4 tablespoon oil over medium flame
  • Add the paste to the oil and cook for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Now, add the marinated fish to the pan and cook for few minutes
  • Add 100 ml of water and bring to boil.
  • Mix in the coconut milk and boil for 3-4 minutes.
  • Garnish with curry leaves and serve with steamed rice.
  1. Homemade Prawn Curry

This Prawn curry recipe is a must-try for every seafood lover. It is easy to cook and ready to serve in less than an hour. Basic ingredients are used that you will find easily in your kitchen.

The Ingredients

  • 1 kg prawns
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3-4 green chili
  • Curry leaves
  • Dry red chili
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 2-3 onions
  • 4 medium tomato
  • 4 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon tamarind

How to

  • Heat oil in a pan and add fenugreek seeds, ginger, and garlic.
  • Saute the paste till the aroma goes away
  • Now, add chopped onions and fry till they turn brown
  • Add chili, fenugreek leaves, turmeric, and garam masala
  • Add clean and washed prawns
  • Add tamarind pulp and 3 to 4 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
  • Close the lid and cook at low flame for 5-10 minutes

Serve and enjoy with your favorite rice.

  1. Mangalorean Fish curry

Mangalorean Fish curry or Meen Gassi is a popular curry from the Southern region of Karnataka. It is a popular recipe found on the menu of many restaurants. Jaargey or tamarind is used to give a unique flavor.

The ingredients

  • 500 grams Kingfish
  • 1 finely chopped Onion
  • 4 Green Chillies
  • 3/4 cup Coconut milk
  • Sunflower Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Red Chilli powder
  • 25 grams Tamarind
  • 1 tablespoon Turmeric powder
  • Handful Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste

How to

  • Marinate the fish with turmeric and salt
  • Heat oil in a pan and saute onions and chilies till they are golden brown
  • Add chili powder, coriander powder, and turmeric powder
  • Add tamarind water to the onion mixture
  • Add 1 cup water and boil for 5 minutes
  • Add marinated fish and cook at low flame
  • After a few minutes add coconut milk and curry leaves
  • Simmer for 2-3 minutes and turn off the heat
  • Transfer to a serving bowl

Serve hot with Neer Dosa, Steamed Rice, or rotis for a perfect Mangalorean Meal.

  1. Baked Fish with Lemon Cream Sauce

This baked fish is cooked in a delicious lemon garlic butter sauce. It’s an easy 20 minute recipe. The bright lemon flavor goes well with the mild tasting fish. Bake the fish fillets in a 425 degrees oven for 10-12 minutes. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the fish.

The ingredients

  • 4 x 150g fish fillets
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper
  • Fresh parsley and lemon slices

How to

  • Marinate fish fillets and keep them aside
  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Add fish and cook over high heat
  • Or you can preheat the oven to 400 degrees for baking fish
  • Cook till the fish turns brown on both sides
  • Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper.
  • Now, add butter, cream, garlic, mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to a microwave bowl
  • Microwave until melted and smooth
  • Pour the sauce over the fish
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes
  • Garnish with parsley and lemon wedges

These quick and easy seafood recipes are handy when looking for a healthy meal.