Nothing says summer like slapping fresh fish on the grill and enjoying a cold one with your friends on a patio. No grill, you say? Not to worry. There are plenty of ways to make a tasty summer meal with the kitchen equipment you already have, and we’ll prove it with these 14 recipes. From crisp salmon to juicy shrimp, fire up anything but the grill and get cookin’.
You can still get color and char on fish by popping that pan in the broiler. Essentially an upside-down grill, the broiler is our No. 1 solution to making fish taste just like you cooked it outside on your deck. This simple striped bass is covered in sweet tomatoes and briny olives.
Searing is a quick way to get some color and crispy crust on a piece of fish. Plop a piece of salmon in a pan and let it cook without flipping for longer than you think. Serve with a warm lemon butter cream sauce.
Poaching fish sounds tricky, but it’s another one of those simple cooking methods you need to try this summer. This mild cod dish is cooked in bubbling tomato sauce until tender.
A fish fry seems like classic summer food, but try making it a little healthyish next time by oven-frying. You’ll still get that crispy, battered coating, yet there’s no grease from deep-fried oil.
A seafood boil just sounds like summer, but if you’re not in the position to cook outdoors, the answer is to throw everything on a sheet tray. Seriously, when have shrimp, sausage, potatoes, and corn ever steered you wrong?
Even if you don’t have a traditional Korean stone pot you can braise fish like a pro. Lug out any thick pan or dutch oven to make these sweet and spicy catfish steaks.
Like grilling, steaming is a simple cooking method—which gives you more time to focus on the gorgeous weather. This Jamaican-style red snapper is steamed in a spicy broth and served with tender veg.