I cook fish quite often, but rarely have leftover fish. My husband and two oldest children like fish so much that they usually polish off what ever I make for dinner. And if they don’t finish it off for dinner, they will eat the leftovers for breakfast or lunch the next day. The only time I have leftover fish is when my neighbor goes salmon fishing and brings me back salmon steaks so large they don’t fit in a 13 x 9 pan and even then it goes fast! I have to act fast if I want to experiment with leftover fish recipes for dinner the next day. So I turned to my friends and asked them for their favorite recipes that could be adapted to include leftover fish.
Few of the recipes below call for leftover fish. I am sharing them to inspire you. If you match the flavors of your leftover fish to the flavors used in the one of the following recipes you can cut down on the time it takes to make dinner. When you use leftover fish in these recipes, add it when the recipe calls for the cooked fish to be added to the other ingredients or as the final step and cook until just heated through.
I often start with one of these fish recipes and then use the leftovers in one of the recipes below.
25 Leftover Fish Recipes and Ideas
Fish Soup Recipes:
Mediterranean Fish Soup (hit the translate button to read the recipe)
Fish Pasta Recipes:
Fish Salad Recipes:
April of 21st Century Housewife says she uses leftover salmon in salads. Here are a few fish salad recipes that could easily be adapted to include leftover fish.
Fish Taco Recipes:
My husband and father enjoy fish tacos. You can stretch leftover fish by adding beans, tomatoes, and/or corn to create fish tacos.
Leah from Simplistic Savings says she uses leftover salmon or trout to make patties. She didn’t have a recipe, but this Baked Tilapia Cake Recipe from Miz Helen would make a great base for creating fish patties out of leftover fish. As would this Panko Salmon Cakes Recipe or this Chipotle Salmon Corn Cakes recipe from Shirley at Gluten Free Easily.
How do you like to use leftover fish? Or are you like me and rarely have any leftover fish.