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There’s a misconception that you need a lot of time and culinary skill to prepare fish, but we don’t think you need to be an expert to whip something up. Below is our list of some pretty easy ways to make fish.

Sea Bass Crudo

Uruguay Sea Bass Crudo
What’s the easiest way to prepare a fish? Don’t cook it! This dish only takes 10 minutes to assemble, and you can use sea bass or snapper. Marcus Nilsson

Blue Catfish

blue catfish, catfish recipe
This catfish recipe is incredibly simple—the fish doesn’t need more than a quick pan-fry in butter. Farideh Sadeghin

Fish Ssäm with Spicy Chile Sauce

Fish Ssäm with Spicy Chile Sauce
Clocking in at 20 minutes, this recipe combines a lettuce wrap (ssäm is Korean for “wrapped”) with sauces and perfectly grilled porgy or snapper fillets. Farideh Sadeghin

Bluefish Paté

Bluefish Paté
This bluefish paté has all the makings of a traditional fish dip—cream cheese, lemon, herbs—with a few updates to give it some zing. Farideh Sadeghin

Provençal Tuna Sandwich (Pan Bagnat)

Pan Bagnat (Provençal Tuna Sandwich)
Does it get more simple than a sandwich? Packed with tomatoes, local bell peppers, black niçoise olives, anchovies and tuna, pan bagnat is basically a salade niçoise on crusty bread. Todd Coleman

Fijian Ceviche (Kokoda)

Fijian Ceviche
Another heat-free recipe that will ensure you won’t burn your dinner. Farideh Sadeghin

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi
Both the shrimp prep and the sauce prep are pretty simple in this classic Italian-American pasta dish. Farideh Sadeghin

Grilled Gremolata-Stuffed Sardines

Grilled Gremolata-Stuffed Sardines
Just stuff ’em and grill ’em. André Baranowski

Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups

Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups
Iceberg lettuce leaves make great vessels for eating marinated grilled shrimp as a hand-held appetizer. For added kick, drizzle with sweet chile sauce. Mark Roper

Pan-Seared Cod with Spring Vegetables

Pan-Seared Cod with Spring Vegetables
A no-frills way to cook fish that still gives you great flavor. Ingalls Photography

Baja Ceviche Tostadas

Baja Ceviche Tostadas
Inspired by the street foods of coastal city Ensenada, this tostada is a perfect combination of citrus, spicy chiles, and fresh seafood. Anna Stockwell

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