Fish Recipes Good for the Fall Season

By October 21, 2020May 29th, 2021Explore
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Ah, fall has arrived! And so has our primal longing for warm comfort food. That’s why the gang at Snag-A-Slip has put together some easy one-pan fish recipes perfect for fall cruising. From rich chow-das to creamy pasta dishes, these recipes are e-sea! Using one pot or pan, you’ll spend less time in the galley and more time up on deck enjoying the spectacular fall foliage.

Plus, cleanup is a breeze with, yes, only one pot or pan!

Delight your crew with these simple yet inspired recipes next time you need a warm dish on a cool night. Be warned, you may want to drop anchor in a secluded spot because dinner is going to smell so good, you may attract neighbors from up and down your dock.

Shrimp with Herby White Beans and Tomatoes

This crowd-pleaser takes just 20 minutes to pull together. It’s the one-pot meal that’s herby, sweet, and garlicky all at the same time.

YIELD: Serves 2

ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 20 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon (or more) kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Garlic Herb Sauce or high-quality pesto, plus more for serving
  • 8 ounces shrimp, peeled, deveined (about 16 medium)
  • Thick slices of crusty toasted bread (for serving)
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One-Pot Pasta Primavera with Shrimp

This is the super-fast version of the classic veggie and pasta combo. The clever part is that it calls for just the right amount of water that magically cooks down to create a silky sauce, no draining necessary.

YIELD: 4 servings

ACTIVE TIME: 22 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 22 minutes


  • 12 ounces short pasta, such as penne or fusilli
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons (or more) kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon (or more) freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen broccoli florets
  • 6 ounces green beans, preferably haricots verts, trimmed
  • 8 ounces large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails left on
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped basil
  • Red pepper flakes (for serving; optional)
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Fish Packets with Snap Peas, Tomatoes, and Herb Butter

Let your crew build-their-own fish packets and choose which items they want to include. Moist and delicious every time, the herb butter infuses the fish and vegetables with rich flavor, while the tomatoes release their juices to create a savory sauce.

YIELD: 4 servings

ACTIVE TIME: 25 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped tender herbs (such as cilantro, chives, and/or parsley)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more
  • 1 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes (about 2 1/2 cups), quartered
  • 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 (1/2″-thick) skinless flounder or tilapia fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped basil

Special Equipment:

  • 4 (16×12″) sheets parchment paper
Fish Packets with Snap Peas, Tomatoes, and Herb Butter via | Fish Recipes | Snag-A-Slip

Fast-cooking fish, like filets, shrimp, and other shellfish, are ideal for quick and easy meals. Even so, no matter what the catch of the day, these recipes can be modified to include them. So, go ahead and start making waves with these easy one-pan fish recipes good for fall – and all year round.

Thank you to our friends at epicurious for these amazing fall recipes. All images used from

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Jo is a lifelong boat lover and writer. She learned the ropes of boating on her family’s 36’ Carver at the Jersey (joy-see) shore. With over 30 years of writing under her belt, she delights in seeking out, and sharing, the things most important to fellow boating enthusiasts. Jo now lives in Connecticut, near the water she adores, with her husband, two children and large, hairy dog. She is over the moon to be part of the Snag-A-Slip crew!

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