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5 Tasty Ways to Use Leftover Baked Fish

Mrs Frugal is a freelance writer who enjoys making and creating simple and delicious recipes. She can often be found in the kitchen.

Wondering what to do with leftover fish? Try one of these delicious recipes!

Wondering what to do with leftover fish? Try one of these delicious recipes!

Leftover Fish Makes a New Dish!

We've probably all been there—we cooked more baked fish than our family or we could eat and then had to figure out what to do with the leftovers. Although tossing the leftovers may seem like the easiest way to deal with it, it's also the most wasteful. If you simply throw it away, you're really throwing away your hard-earned money. Fish isn't cheap, after all! Stretch your dollars and create some delicious meals with your leftover baked fish. If you're looking for some tasty and easy ways to use these leftovers, I have just the recipes for you!

Five Recipes for Leftover Fish

  1. Fish Tacos
  2. Fish Chowder
  3. Fish Pasta Salad
  4. Fish Alfredo
  5. Fish Dip

1. Quick & Easy Fish Tacos

No matter what kind of leftover baked fish you have, as long as you remove any bones, you can use it to make quick and easy hard or soft tacos!

  1. Reheat fish in a skillet on the stove or in the microwave with a tablespoon or two of water until the fish is warm, so it doesn't dry out.
  2. As your fish is reheating, add your favorite taco seasoning packet or spices, e.g., cumin, garlic, paprika, salt, chili powder, and pepper.
  3. Then put your seasoned fish into taco shells or corn or flour tortillas.
  4. Add your favorite taco toppings, as well, e.g., lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, cheese, etc. Enjoy!

2. Quick & Easy Fish Chowder

Fish chowder is an easy and delicious way to use leftover baked fish. It also makes a comforting meal on a cold or rainy day. Fish chowder is generally made with potatoes, milk, fish, and spices. You can also mix it up and add chopped vegetables, like onion, celery, carrots, etc., to your chowder.

Once you have made your chowder, you simply chop your leftover baked fish into small chunks, remove any bones and add it to your chowder. If you're looking for a simple fish chowder recipe, check out the video below.

3. Fish Pasta Salad

Fish pasta salad is a great way to use leftover baked fish and any pasta, salad dressing, and raw vegetables you have on hand. Fish pasta salad makes a quick and easy lunch that can be made in a matter of minutes.

To make a delicious salad, combine your leftover baked fish (taking care to remove any bones), a cup or two of cooked pasta (any type), salad dressing (bottled or homemade), and your favorite chopped vegetables or fresh greens. Mix everything together and serve immediately—or chill and enjoy later.

Add leftover fish to a pasta salad!

Add leftover fish to a pasta salad!

4. Fish Alfredo

Fish alfredo is a rich and creamy way to use your leftover baked fish. It comes together quickly since you're using fish that has already been cooked. Make sure that there are no bones in your fish, so you can easily add the fish to your sauce. You can use your favorite alfredo sauce recipe or buy a readymade jar at the store. If you would like to try a new way to make alfredo, you can check out the recipe below.

5. Fish Dip

Leftover baked fish makes a delicious and easy appetizer in the form of a dip. You can enjoy this dip at home or take it to a dinner party—and no one will know you're using leftovers! This fish dip is easily made with a variety of kitchen staple ingredients like mayonnaise, sour cream, herbs and spices, green or white onions, cream cheese, celery, hot sauce, and more.

Again, make sure to remove all fish bones before using your leftover fish in any dip recipe. If you're looking for recipes, I like a few: smoked fish dip with whitefish, salmon cucumber dip, and tuna and dill dip.

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