Sometimes it’s the simplest ingredients that make a dish. Here, a bitter mix of arugula is complemented by fresh lemon juice and olive oil. It’s full of great fats for ketogenic energy, with a modest amount of protein for a macro balance.
While teriyaki sauce traditionally does contain sugar, our keto-friendly version uses a sugar-free substitute that is still highly comparable and tastes almost the same on a protein like salmon, which absorbs flavors very well. Topped with a spicy aioli, this flaky fish dish is served with buttered asparagus for a classic-style dinner. If you enjoy an added crunch, toss some slivered almonds in with the asparagus right before serving.
Salmon doesn’t have to be boring. In this dish, shallots and sun-dried tomatoes are enveloped in a creamy ricotta cheese mixture, sandwiched between two nutrient-packed salmon fillets.
Sushi cravings while on the keto diet are a real challenge. While sashimi is still fair game, getting the experience of a sushi roll without rice is often difficult at most restaurants. Make your own with this simple recipe that has all the flavors of your favorite sushi. Serve with pickled ginger and low-carb soy sauce.
Nutty sesame pairs with bright ginger in this Asian-inspired salmon recipe served with Cauliflower Mash. Leftovers of this great weekday meal can be reheated easily for lunch the next day. If you want to enjoy these "mashed potatoes" with another meal, double the amount of ingredients and save half for later-they freeze well.
After a long day out fishing, nothing tastes better than a simply roasted trout and some fresh vegetables. Even if the catch came from the supermarket, trout is an incredibly delicious fish and cooks very easily with this recipe's foil method. Paired with fresh dill and fennel, the fish is impressive in flavor and presentation.
This recipe for roasted cod with bok choy is a personal favorite. Quick to make with the aluminum-foil steaming method, this dish will impress with little effort. Bok choy is available year-round, but its peak season is winter. If you're making this dish during other times of the year, substitute a more seasonal vegetable, like broccoli or broccoli raab.
One of my favorite dinners as a kid was fish sticks dipped in ketchup, while watching cartoons with my cousins. My ode to those TV dinners? These crispy, flaky fish sticks that have evolved into adult-friendly dippables. I like to offer Homemade Champagne Ketchup and/or Lemon-Dill Tartar Sauce on the side.
What good is a lettuce cup if it’s not filled with a scoop of tuna salad loaded with crisp, fresh ingredients like celery, onion, and dill? For an extra kick, add a tablespoon of dill pickle relish.
Salmon is a spectacularly excellent ketogenic fish because it’s full of omega-3 fatty acids. Atlantic salmon has the most fat, with about 18 grams of fat per 6-ounce portion.
Growing up in the Northeast I’ve had the pleasure of sampling three different styles of clam chowder: Rhode Island (clear broth), New England (creamy broth), and Manhattan (red broth). But for me, there’s nothing like a creamy, peppery clam chowder. Most clam chowders are full of carbs, so instead of potatoes, I’ve added more protein with langostinos, which look and taste like tiny lobsters. If you’re on a budget, you can certainly skip them and just call it clam chowder. And as all New Englanders know, clam chowder is not just for the winter—it’s year-round deliciousness.
Tuna steaks, appropriately named for their meaty flavor and texture, are best cooked rare. This peppery coffee rub adds a deep, smoky flavor to the tuna.
Salmon is a perennial favorite at most dinner tables, but some people (like my significant other) can't get past the specific flavor of salmon. For those folks (and my live-in taste tester), try this recipe, which is bursting with spices and accompanied by my favorite side dish, garlicky green beans. Allow the salmon to marinate in the rub overnight for the best flavor.
Maybe you associate rich butter with shellfish like lobster and crab, but there’s no better pair than fresh cod and butter.
Sausage and sage are a perfect marriage of savory and seasoning. When paired with haddock, they create a complex surf and turf that sends “Do you love me?” notes in class. Hint: They always check “Yes!”