Make Ahead Fish Freezer Meal Recipes

Seafood fans can easily enjoy their favorite food at home with the help of fish freezer meals! Simply enough, freezer meals are prepared ahead of time and stored in the freezer. Then, these meals can then be cooked when you’re ready to eat, kind of like frozen TV dinners. Fish freezer meals make it convenient and easy to eat fish on the regular: Many people aim to eat different types of seafood and fish because they provide nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids. And, since it can stay fresh in the freezer for months, you can cook a variety of tasty fish dishes often!

Fish Freezer Meal Recipes

Here at FreezerFit, we’re familiar with how helpful fish freezer meals can be! In general, freezer meals are a great way to plan just a little bit and have a variety of tasty meals available for you. When it comes to fish freezer meals, there are plenty of different dishes you can prepare and stock your freezer. A variety of types of fish can be seasoned and cooked many ways with different cuisines. Some types of fish you can use in easy freezer meals include rockfish, tilapia, salmon, cod, crustaceans like shrimp, and more. To learn more about the different kinds of sustainable fish you can cook and eat, take a look at the USDA’s Advice About Eating Fish.

Slow Cooker Lemon Salmon Recipe

This freezable fish recipe can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. It’s quick, easy, and full of lemon and garlic flavor!


  • 2 lb salmon filets
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large lemons, sliced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable broth – added on day of cooking

Directions for Meal Prep:

  1. Label your 1 gallon-sized plastic freezer bag. Make sure to include name, instructions, and a use-by date (we recommend 90 days after prep date).
  2. Add all ingredients except the vegetable broth to your freezer bag and stir gently to combine.
  3. Remove air, seal, and freeze.

Directions for Slow Cooker:

  1. Thaw the freezer meal overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Transfer the contents into the crockpot, arranging some of the lemon slices on top of the salmon filets. Pour the vegetable broth around the sides of the salmon.
  3. Cook on low for about 2 hours or on high for 1 hour, until the salmon is cooked through and flaky. Remove the salmon from the broth and serve with fresh lemon slices.

Make Ahead Seafood Recipes

It’s easy to enjoy a variety of seafood with make ahead fish dishes to freeze and have on hand in the freezer! You can even spend a couple hours on prep to make fish dishes to cook throughout the week. The lean protein is often subtly flavored and can be seasoned however you want. If you have a make ahead fish dish in mind, go ahead and get creative or try something new! Some different ways you can cook fish include:

  • Baking or roasting in the oven
  • Pressured cooking in the Instant Pot
  • Slow cooking in a crockpot
  • In a skillet on the stovetop

The FreezerFit method makes it convenient to prepare hearty make-ahead freezer meals with different ingredients and methods of cooking. Along with an assortment of other recipes for a variety of diet types, our freezer meals take the stress out of everyday cooking and eating. If you’re looking for more inspiration for quick fish dishes, check out these 10 Delicious Instant Pot Fish Recipes!


Freezable Seafood Recipes

FreezerFit’s variety of freezable seafood recipes can be prepared ahead of time and cooked later. This includes recipes with cod, salmon, shrimp, and more. To get an idea of how the FreezerFit method works, take a peek at one of our free cooking classes or cookbooks! For example, this cookbook for Freezer Stovetop Meals includes a recipe for shrimp stir fry among some meat dishes. Some of the other freezable seafood recipes you can make ahead with FreezerFit include:

  • Mediterranean Cod Sheet Pan
  • Shrimp Scampi
  • Moqueca Brazilian Fish Stew with Tilapia 
  • Fire Roasted Tomato Shrimp Tacos
  • Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo

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When you’re eager to get dinner on the table without the stress of last-minute cooking, freezable seafood recipes save time and money! When you have a few freezer meals prepared and on hand, you can stay one step ahead of meal planning.

Susana Ojeda West

Susana Ojeda West

FreezerFit Head Chef

Susana Ojeda West

Susana Ojeda West

FreezerFit Head Chef

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