Herbs to go With Fish and Seafood

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

Showing how to make tinctures

Herbs compliment seafood very well. From a parsley sauce over your cod, to a fine Bernaise drizzled over salmon.

The list below is not exhaustive, but it's the main herbs that you would use with fish and seafood. I would add sorrel to this list too - a nice sorrel sauce with a plain grilled fish steak lifts it to great heights. 

salmon with sorrel sauce
list of herbs to use with fish

Herbalist Courses for all levels

You can try a sample lesson to help you decide if the Herbal Academy of New England is the right choice for you - click the link below.

Preview Lesson from the Introductory Herbal Course
mussels with thyme

I love mussels and this recipe is one of the tastiest you'll come across.

The herb used is thyme which really makes for an aromatic experience - you add leeks and bacon and loads of crusty bread to mop up all those juices.

Recipe - click on the photo

bernaise sauce with salmon

The classic Bernaise Sauce uses tarragon and tarragon vinegar

If you follow the instructions, it will work every time.

An excellent sauce to get into your kitchen repertoire as it goes equally well with seafood or meat.  The link also has instructions for hollandaise sauce, made traditionally and in a blender. 

halibut with sage

This is something else - Halibut with Sage and Prosciutto. Yum yum!

Simple and quick to make, this is worthy of the finest dinner party.

Recipe and photo FineCooking.com

fillets of fish with rosemary

Fish Fillets with Rosemary.

There is a video to watch as well as the written recipe, which shows you how super simple it is to cook this recipe.

It's got white wine, garlic and black olives too, but you can substitute any of these ingredients if you like.

Serve it with plain boiled potatoes and some buttered vegetables for instance, peas, beans, broccoli, carrots, corn, depending on your appetite.

Recipe and Photo MarthaStewart.com

Classic Parsley Sauce - Max from Kvalifood.com talks you through making this and other white sauces that you will find so useful. Starts with béchamel and goes on to show you parsley, cheese and onion.

A really useful lesson in sauce making.

barbecued fish with marjoram

Very unusual combination of marjoram and tangerine. Grilled or barbecued, this will go down so well.

Recipe and photo Epicurious.com

dill sauce

This dill sauce will go with any fish - yes, really any fish at all. 

It's extremely versatile - you could even use it as a dip for chips and cut up veggies.

For the recipe click on the photo.

chervil butter

This is a superb recipe for Chervil Sauce and as an added bonus, there is a recipe for Chervil Butter.

Photo and recipe from 


monkfish in tomato and wine sauce

This is my all time favorite fish dish.

Monkfish in a Tomato, White Wine and Basil Sauce with Black Olives.

It is delightful and you will love it too.

Serve with some new potatoes and plainly cooked vegetables.

garlic butter in a bowl

Quick garlic butter recipe - this goes great just popped on top of any plainly cooked fish. 

Use any of the herbs listed to make a simple herb butter - again, pop it on top of your hot fish to melt.

newsletter sign up box

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. See more details here  This will not affect the amount you pay.