Fish filets are inexpensive, mild, and very quick cooking; perfect for last minute meals. These five ingredient fish fillet recipes are all so quick and easy. Since fish complements almost any cuisine, but are quite bland in and of themselves, these recipes are fairly highly seasoned. You can adjust the seasoning as you like.
Learn How to Cook Fish Fillets to get perfectly flaky, moist fish every time.
Do not overcook filets. Under high heat, like on the grill or under the broiler, very thin filets will cook in about 2 to 3 minutes, so watch them carefully while they are cooking. All of these recipes are developed using the thin fish fillets common in the supermarket.
As always, my five ingredient recipes do not count water, flour, oil, salt, pepper, and other seasonings.
Enjoy these recipes!
Five Ingredient Fish Fillet Recipes
- Crockpot Salmon with Caramelized Carrots and Onions
This spectacular recipe is one of the best ways to cook salmon fillets.
- Honey Orange Fish Fillets
Orange juice concentrate is the secret ingredient in this super easy, super flavorful five ingredient recipe.
- Tomato Cheese Fish Fillets
Fresh tomatoes and two kinds of cheese add wonderful flavor to simple fish filets.
- Fish Fillets Veracruz
Tomatoes and olives combine for a great flavor and texture contrast to mild, flaky fresh fish.
- Orange Roughy with Simple Slaw
Coleslaw mix and dressing make a crisp and crunchy topping for orange roughy fillets.
- Grilled Fish with California Sauce
Avocados and tomatoes make a delicious sauce for quickly grilled fish.
- Fish en Papillote
You won't believe how flavorful these fish fillets are when cooked with lemon and garlic, wrapped in parchment paper.
- Crockpot Fish Chowder
Frozen fish fillets are slowly cooked in the crockpot until tender and flaky in this easy, inexpensive, and hearty chowder.
- Nectarines with Sole
Any stone fruit can be used in this recipe; mangoes, peaches, or apricots would also be delicious. It's the contrast between the sweet and tart fruit and the mild tender fish that is so good.
- Citrus Sole
Two kinds of citrus fruit add great flavor, both tart and sweet, to mild fish fillets.