10 Quick Sauces for Fish

Here are 10 great sauces that will take any fish dish over the top.


Now that you know how to masterfully score and season fish fillets, thanks to this Mad Genius Tips video, all you need to make fantastically flavorful fish is the right sauce. Here, 10 great sauces that will take any fish dish over the top.

1. Parsley Sauce

This easy, lemony sauce is fantastic with crisp, butter-fried sea bass or snapper.

2. Smoked-Almond Romesco Sauce

Smoked almonds and a touch of pimentón de la Vera give this sauce a terrific smokiness.

3. Fresh Herb Sauce

All you need for this sauce are parsley, arugula, marjoram, oregano, vinegar, and garlic.

4. Rich Ketchup Sauce

Ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, and Tabasco come together in this complexly flavored sauce.

5. Mint Sauce

Fresh mint blends with garlic, vinegar, and sugar for a sweet and sour sauce that's perfect for a full-flavored fish like tuna.

6. Lemon Cream Sauce

It doesn't get much simpler than lemon zest, cream, salt, lemon juice, and parsley.

7. Salmoriglio Sauce

This tangy, buttery sauce is a Sicilian classic.

8. Red Wine Sauce

The success of this simple sauce lies in the quality of the wine. Choose a full-bodied red for a richly colored, flavorful sauce.

9. Tomato Ginger Sauce

Though you can put this simple tomato sauce together in a matter of minutes, it has surprising complexity.

10. Sweet and Sour Sauce

This version of classic Chinese-takeout sweet and sour sauce is light and spicy.

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