10+ Frozen Fish Recipes

Learn how frozen fish is the quickest and easiest thing to prepare on a busy week night with a whole bunch of quick, easy and delicious fish recipes to try.

Fish is one of my favorite things to make on a busy night because it cooks quickly and it taste great. And also, it defrosts quickly. I can have a bag of frozen fish fillets in the freezer ready to pull out when I’m in a hurry.


10+ Frozen Fish Recipes
There are two ways that I get fish from the freezer to the table quickly. The first is to cook the fish street from frozen.

The technique is pretty simple. You take individually packaged fish fillets unwrap them and put them on a pan in a hot oven. Let them bake for a few minutes and then take them out and add seasonings or sauces. Put them back into the oven until cooked through and flaky. It depends on the size of the fillet but it is never more than 15 minutes.

Here are two recipes that use frozen cod fillets.

Frozen Cod with Crispy Breading

How to Cook Fish From FrozenBuffalo Cod with Ranch Linguine Alfredo

Buffalo Cod with Ranch Fettuccine Alfredo The other way that I get fish from the freezer to the table quickly is to use a quick defrosting technique.

I’ve never been a fan of defrosting fish in the microwave because it starts to cook at the edges before the middle has fully defrosted. Instead, I defrost individually wrapped fish fillets in a big pot of hot water.

I know we’ve all been told to defrost things in cold water but it turns out that small pieces of meat and fish, like fish fillets, are perfectly safe to defrost in hot water if we don’t leave them in for very long.

Read all about this defrosting technique and safety over here.

Here are two recipes where I would defrost the fish fillets quickly before cooking them.

Fish Fillet with Crispy Coconut Breading

Coconut Baked Fish Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

In my quest for quick weeknight dinners, I also asked a bunch of blogging friends about their best frozen fish recipes. Here are the links that they’ve shared with me.

Brazilian Fish Stew
Wild Salmon with Couscous and Asparagus
Lemon Pepper Tilapia
Black Garlic Sesame Shitake Cod
Tilapia En Papillote (in parchment)
Buffalo Cod Fettucine with Ranch Alfredo
Spicy Cajun Cod
Beer Battered Fish and Chips
How to Cook Fish from Frozen
Cod Salad Pita Pockets
Jonesin for Taste
Baked Fish with an Italian Breadcrumb Crust

Do you have a fabulous fish recipe that starts out with frozen fish? I’m always looking for new ideas and would love to hear about it. Leave me a comment below or post about it for me and the other COOKtheSTORY readers on Facebook. Have a wonderful day! -Christine

10+ Recipes that you can make from frozen fish

6 responses to “10+ Frozen Fish Recipes”

  1. Nita says:

    Christine , help plz !!! I saw on your page that most recipes are for “Cod ext” I’m completely new to fish so what I need to know is how long to fry “battered hake fillets” … I’ll try more others but need to get the basics first.. Hehe.. ..Know it sound “funny” but I never tried it before and I refuse to make a ” ball ” of it . I need to learn the correct way from the start.. Can you help ??.

  2. Brigitte Whittingham says:

    can you refreeze the cooked meal leftovers?

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Brigitte, Yes you can. It is perfectly safe to cook the fish from frozen and then refreeze the cooked dish. The fish might loose texture, but it is safe to eat it. Freeze for one month.

  3. Some really great recipes here to use with frozen fish nice work.

  4. Wow this is one THE best informative blogs I have red in awhile. Thank you!

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