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A Summer Meal Plan that Will Make Your Mouth Water

Happy June, Seafoodies! 

The first day of summer is almost here, and with it comes a bounty of fresh flavors and vibrant colors that always inspire us to get creative in the kitchen! Here at Dish on Fish, we’re all about nourishing, wholesome recipes that embrace the flavors of the season. That’s why we are excited to share our latest meal plan, full of favorite recipes that are tailor-made for this month and all of its celebrations.

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, which is a good reminder just how important it is to fuel our brains with nutrient-rich foods. Seafood, known for its omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, is a star player when it comes to brain-healthy eating. From shrimp and avocado toast to Mediterranean salmon bowls, these recipes taste delicious while also supporting optimal cognitive function.

And speaking of fresh and healthy foods… let’s talk about farmer’s markets? Wandering through the bustling stalls, admiring the colorful array of fruits and vegetables, talking with local vendors. It’s not just a fun Saturday activity—it’s a fantastic way to celebrate Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month! Our summer meal plan is brimming with opportunities to incorporate seasonal produce to add flavor, powerful nutrients and support local growers. 

Every year we look forward to June as an opportunity to honor World Oceans Month. The ocean is home to an abundance of global resources, including seafood – an incredible source of healthy protein and essential nutrition. When preparing for this month’s meal plan – try searching for a fishmonger in your area. Or, if you have never visited the fish counter in your local grocery store – now is the time to explore! Fresh, frozen, at home, or when dining out – you can always celebrate the ocean’s bounty!  

June also happens to be World Oceans Month. Covering 70% of the earth’s surface, the ocean is home to an abundance of global resources, including seafood—an incredible source of high-quality protein and other beneficial nutrients, like omega-3s, selenium, vitamin D and B vitamins. When preparing for this month’s meal plan, find a local fishmonger in your area you can talk to about fish. Never visited the fish counter at your local grocery store? Well, now’s the time to explore! Fresh, frozen, tinned or pouched, at home or when dining out—you can always celebrate the ocean’s bounty! Want to learn more about the oceans? NOAA has some great resources on World Oceans Month.

If you’re hosting a Pride Month party, an end-of-school BBQ or just a simple family dinner, check out our delicious and mouthwatering grill recipes!— One of our favorite summer tips is to move any meal that requires pan-frying out to the grill to lock in that smokey seasonal flavor! You can even transform your favorite sheet pan dinners into al fresco grilling creations. Just put your seafood right on the grill and throw everything else into a foil pouch next to it! 

With all this culinary goodness and so many reasons to celebrate, we hope you enjoy this month’s meal plan.

Wishing you a month filled with delicious food and great company!


Simple Shrimp & Avocado Toast 

Topping your toast with easy-to-cook shrimp gives you plenty of protein, selenium and vitamin B-12, which help you stay full longer, protect heart and brain health and boost your mood and memory.

Turmeric Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bowl 

Smoked salmon and eggs are a time-tested classic. But layering on the bitter-sweet pairing of turmeric-dusted sweet potato and topping with a tangy lemon-yogurt sauce? It’s pure genius!

Cast-Iron Smoked Salmon Hash 

With flaky smoked salmon, red-skinned potatoes and green bell pepper, this colorful dish plates beautifully, whether on a breakfast tray or served family-style at the table.


Seared Ahi Tuna on Asian Slaw 

Go full summer mode by grilling your Ahi tuna for a lunchtime feast that is light, refreshing and incredibly tasty.  Oh, and did we mention that you can have it on the table in about 20 minutes?

Lobster Salad with Summer Fruit

Lobster Salad with Summer Fruit

Lobster may have a decadent reputation, but it’s actually low in calories and rich in protein! When paired with fresh farmer’s market veggies—it’s the perfect summertime dish for wellness warrior Seafoodies.

Seared Scallop Salad with Blueberries

Seared Scallop Salad with Blueberries 

Once you see how easy it is to make scallops at home, you will be adding them to pasta and rice dishes regularly. Don’t be surprised if they become your favorite flavor of the season!


Crostini with Blackened Tilapia and Watermelon Salsa

Blackened Tilapia and Watermelon Salsa Crostinis 

In place of traditional tomato and cilantro, we use juicy watermelon cubes with fresh basil for a summery flavor explosion in each bite of these crostinis.

Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls

If you haven’t worked with rice wrappers before, you’ll be awed by how easy it is to make these impressive-looking rolls at home. We love them for party appetizers—but also as a refreshing summer lunch option.


Caribbean Shrimp with Tropical Fruit 

Complement warming temperatures with a little bit of heat on your plate! Our Caribbean shrimp recipe is a little bit spicy, a little bit sweet and oh-so-good.

Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Tilapia with Black Bean and Mango Salsa 

Any flaky white fish can be substituted in this recipe for a colorful and quick family dinner! 

Mediterranean Salmon Bowl, Two-Ways 

On a bed of quinoa, capped with a spoonful of tangy homemade tzatziki sauce, or with whole-wheat spaghetti and a balsamic vinegar drizzle—you can’t go wrong with either of these two un-bowl-ievable ways to enjoy salmon! 

Sheet Pan Cod & Vegetables with Smashed Tomatoes and Feta

Try this sheet pan meal in your oven or on your grill! Just place your seasoned cod fillets right on the grill right next to a foil packet of the veggies topped with feta. Yum!

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