Fish is already pretty healthy—hello, omega-3 fatty acids and protein!—and it’s a wonderful weight loss food. But you can take it a step further by making a low-carb, keto-approved fish dish that’s absolutely delicious and packed with even more benefits.
So, take your basic salmon recipe up a notch or dig your teeth into a fish and chips recipe that’s low on carbs for dinner tonight. These might just become your new favourite weeknight staples.
1. Lemon Dill Tuna Patties
Beef and turkey burgers are pretty awesome, but you shouldn’t discount a fish patty, either. These tuna patties by All Day I Dream About Food are keto-friendly, with only 1 gram of net carbs a serving. They’re also great for weight loss, as each patty has only 215 calories. The best part? It takes 20 minutes, making it a quick weeknight meal, and you can cook a few at once to save for leftovers. Add lemon juice and dill to taste.
2. Crab Stuffed Mushrooms With Bacon
These stuffed mushrooms by Peace, Love and Low Carb are super creamy and rich, but won’t take you out of ketosis. The gooey texture of the filling comes from cream cheese, cheddar, sour cream and Parmesan, making it feel like a real treat that costs a mere 6 grams of net carbs. A serving of four gives you 18 grams of fat and is under 400 calories.
3. Fish & “Chips”
If you’re on the keto diet, you probably said goodbye to fish and chips a long time ago—but it’s time to bring back this comforting classic. This fish and chips recipe by Gnom Gnom is low in carbs (only 1 gram) and high in good fats and protein to keep you full. If you want jicama fries as a side, add 2-4 extra net carbs—which is still practically nothing!
4. Keto Shrimp Scampi
With this shrimp scampi recipe by Ketogasm, you can totally indulge in a bowl of pasta without worrying about carb count. This meal costs you 5 grams of net carbs a serving, as it swaps pasta noodles for squash, and it adds 15 grams of fat and 49 grams of protein. (No way you’ll be hungry after eating this!) Sprinkle red chilli flakes to bring some heat, if desired.
5. Keto Curry Skillet With Salmon
There’s nothing wrong with a simply grilled piece of salmon with lemon squeeze and oil, but why settle for basic when you can jazz it up with a flavorful curry sauce? This dish by Cast Iron Keto takes 20 minutes total and you can add in some cauliflower rice (totally okay for keto) for an easy side. There are only 9 net carbs a serving and a whopping 25 grams of fat, thanks to coconut milk, and of course, fish.
6. 5-Minute Low-Carb Spicy Tuna Rolls
I bet you’re missing a spicy tuna roll when you’re on the keto diet (sorry, rice), but don’t worry—you can still enjoy sushi night with these cucumber spicy tuna rolls by Hey Keto Mama that are high in flavour and totally grain-free. For the sauce, mix sriracha and mayo, and drizzle over the rolls, and dig in.
7. Blacked Tilapia Fish Tacos
Whip up these tilapia fish tacos from Ruled.me for Taco Tuesday this week. Each taco packs creaminess and spice from guacamole and a medley of seasonings, like paprika, pepper, and chilli powder, so it’ll satisfy your taste buds without throwing you off course. Each taco has 3.5 grams of net carbs and almost 19 grams of fat.
By Isadora Baum