Seafood is one of those foods that people tend to have strong opinions about whether it is in favor of or strongly dislike. If you’re someone whois in the strongly dislike category then the chances are you just haven’t tried the right type of seafood! If you don’t love the “fishy” flavor of seafood, there are types of fish and seafood that are less strong than others. Seafood is loaded with health benefits,  so incorporating seafood into your diet two to three times a week is a good idea for your health.

Let’s dive in and find out how you can incorporate more seafood into your diet, even if you’re not the biggest seafood fan!


Shrimp is the most popular seafood in America. Many people who aren’t a fan of fish love this shellfish. Shrimp has a slightly sweet flavor and satisfying texture. There are many ways to enjoy it. You can eat it cold with a tangy marinara sauce or hot tossed-in pasta with a creamy white sauce. Or spear it on kebabs alongside chunks of citrus fruit or vegetables and throw it on the grill. It tastes wonderful hot or cold!

Shrimp is incredibly versatile. You can find hundreds of delicious recipes to try out. A huge benefit to this dish is that it takes on the flavor of whatever it’s being cooked with very well. That’s why it’s a common addition to pasta recipes with a decadent white sauce, tacos, or salads. Shrimp cooks quickly, so it’s a great seafood to keep on hand for a last-minute dinner idea!

Mild White Fish

Mild white fish are also popular with people who usually hate fish. There are many types of white fish that don’t have a fishy flavor. If you aren’t a fish fan, you should give the chicken of the ocean a try!

Not all fish is the same. Certain types of fish have that distinct fishy taste, which is what some people don’t like. It’s a common misconception that all fish tastes fishy. Realistically, there are a variety of mild fish types to choose from including:

· Tilapia – tilapia is arguably the mildest tasting fish there is. It’s not fishy at all and has a mild sweetness. Tilapia is easy to prepare and goes well with a variety of different flavor profiles.

· Cod – cod has a mild flavor that’s slightly sweet like tilapia. People love cod because of its soft, flaky texture. It’s firmer than tilapia so preparing it at home is easier if you don’t have experience with seafood.

·Mahi mahi – mahi mahi is a great option if you’re looking to branch out and try something different! Mahi mahi has a distinct flavor, but it isn’t fishy. This fish is commonly paired with citrus flavors and the combination of citrus with the natural sweetness of the fish is truly incredible.

·Halibut – just like the other fish we’ve discussed; halibut is mild with a natural sweetness. It’s sometimes compared to the taste of crab meat, but the texture is easier to enjoy if you’re not a natural seafood lover.

It’s a great idea to start by swapping fish for chicken in one of your favorite meals. White fishes pair well with intense flavors, like Cajun seasoning and curry, and citrus flavors like lemon and lime. You can season the fillets with a dry rub or marinate them.

You may discover that the reason you weren’t a fish fan was that you hadn’t eaten fresh enough fish. Head into Breakwater for some Fresh Fish!