Low Carb Fish Recipes

Welcome to Low Carb Fish Recipes. The links below will provide you with some great healthy fish recipes including shell fish.


Different types of fish carry a variety of valuable fat soluble nutrients and as shown below there are a variety of fish to choose from.  These nutrients are considered essential fatty acids and the research proves these fats beneficial to heart health.

The deep, cold water fish will provide you with valuable omega 3 while the shell fish options will supply you with zinc. Do you know why Oysters are consider an aphrodesiac? They carry zinc and zinc supports testosterone!

Who needs Viagra? What you really need are Oysters!

Try to consume a cold water fatty fish 1-2 times per week as a part of your heart healthy diet.

  • Wild Salmon
  • Halibut
  • Cod
  • Mahi
  • Sole
  • Mackeral
  • Herring
  • Anchovy
  • Mussels
  • Shrimp
  • Crab
  • Lobster
  • Langastino-Craw Fish
  • Oysters
  • Clams

If you have not acquired a palate for fish, I suggest you begin with something mild such as Cod, Mahi or Sole and use a lot of butter!

Mahi is my personal mild favorite.  It is a bit like eating a very moist chicken.

Heavy metals can be a valid concern. Your rule of thumb is easy. The larger the fish, the higher propensity to heavy metal toxicity. when identifying the larger fish, think Tuna, Shark, Swordfish/Marlin.  Selenium, a mineral found in fish binds to the heavy metals so while we want to be careful of elements such as mercury, the reward of the  nutrient in the fish out weigh the potential of toxicity.   One of my favorite practitioners and Paleo enthusiasts has a special podcast you might enjoy on this very subject.

I was never a fish eater unless it was breaded, deep fried shrimp with dipping sauce.  I now consume Wild Caught Seafood  1-2 times per week and while it's not my favorite, I know how important this heart healthy protein is.  I hope you enjoy the low carb fish recipes below.


  • Ginger Dijon Salmon 
  • Dill Baked Salmon
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Salmon
  • Fish Tacos
  • Sole with Paprika Butter
  • Cilantro-Lime Mahi & Guacamole
  • Macadamia Crusted Mahi-Mahi
  • California Diablo Prawns
  • Ceviche Prawns with Tomato and Avocado
  • Prawns Augratin
  • Mediterranean Sauteed Shrimp & Fennel

Choosing fish can seem complicated and a little intimidating if you don't have much experience preparing it.  This site is a nice guide for your future fish foraging shopping trip.  Don't hesitate to ask your local fish monger for assistance!  My local Whole Foods Mongers are a wealth of information! 

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