Seasonal Cooking: 5 Sustainable Seafood Dinners for Fall

Woman preparing fish dinner

Fall is the best time of year to indulge in healthy comfort foods. The autumn harvest brings many delicious ingredients such as squash, cranberries and apples—which all happen to pair well with various types of seafood. To help you make the most of the season’s culinary delights, we’ve put together a list of sustainable seafood dinners featuring our favorite fall produce.

Tomato-Roasted Tilapia with Risotto

Tomato-roasted Tilapia with Risotto

Make the most of summer’s last tomato haul with this comforting risotto recipe. The dish features protein-rich Tilapia fillets on a bed of risotto that has been flavored with vermouth, herbs and chicken stock. Before serving, it’s mixed with pan-roasted cherry tomatoes and celery for extra flavor.

Try the recipe: Tomato-Roasted Tilapia with Risotto from Regal Springs.

Halibut with Cranberry-Lime Chutney

If you think cranberries are just for turkey dinners, think again! This recipe mixes the tart berry with lime to make a zesty sauce. While this recipe would be delicious at any point during the fall, it’s also a great option for a pescetarian diner on Thanksgiving.

Try the recipe: Halibut with Cranberry-Lime Chutney from MyRecipes.

Thai Fish and Pumpkin Soup

Thai fish and pumpkin soup

Warm up after a long, cold day with this fall-inspired soup—the spicy dish proves that pumpkin is for more than just lattes and pies. While the recipe suggests using blue eye, ling or snapper, we recommend using a fish that’s in season, such as Tilapia, to keep the dish sustainable.

Try the recipe: Thai Fish and Pumpkin Soup from Taste Magazine.

Apple-Stuffed Baked Fish

Apples and fish may seem like a strange pairing, but this award-winning recipe proves otherwise. It uses Golden Delicious apples, carrots, green onions, ginger and thyme to make a delicious harvest-inspired mix that gets stuffed into fish fillets. This dish takes less than 25 minutes from start to finish, so it’s a perfect weeknight option.

Try the recipe: Apple-Stuffed Baked Fish from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Stuffing-Crusted Baked Tilapia

Crusted baked Tilapia with mashed potatoes, greens and gravy

The best thing about this crusted-Tilapia recipe? It’s so versatile that you can pair it with whatever fall vegetables you have on hand. Made with parmesan cheese, almonds and fresh herbs, it’s the perfect poultry substitute—whether you’re preparing it for a holiday feast or a casual weeknight dinner.

Try the recipe: Stuffing-Crusted Baked Tilapia from The Healthy Fish.

Making the most of autumn’s harvest is fun—and delicious—when you can incorporate sustainable seafood into your meals. And with these recipes, you get to enjoy the best of the season throughout the entire season.

Looking for more ways to eat with the environment and season in mind? Check out these sustainable foods for fall.

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