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    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes

    If you love seafood, you’ve come to the right place! Those delicacies from the sea have never been so tasty and easy to cook in your own home.

    We’ve compiled this list of restaurant quality Seafood Recipes for you to try. Impress your family and friends with these amazing seafood dinner ideas.

    You’ll find every type of seafood recipes you can imagine: fish, shrimp, mussels, lobster and so much more…

    Cook your way through all of these incredible seafood dishes, you’ll feel like a gourmet chef!

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes.

    The BEST Seafood Recipes

    1. Blackened (AKA Cajun) Shrimp and Grits

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - blackened shrimp and grits.

    A Lowcountry classic. For this version, we use Cajun spices to give it a little kick! For the creamiest grits, go with slow cook!

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    2. Caribbean Coconut Mussel Curry

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - mussel curry.

    Creamy… coconutty… seefoody… Extra yummy Caribbean Coconut Mussels. Easy, delicious, and sure to please any crowd! Try this delicious Caribbean style curry, but be warned, you will get hooked!

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    3. Jambalaya Soup

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - jambalaya soup.

    Jambalaya Soup! This hearty soup is boldly flavored with great Creole seasoning and is loaded with meats and veggies. It’s great on the stovetop, or in a slow cooker or instant pot.

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    4. Mediterranean Fish with Tomato and Olive Tapenade

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - Mediterranean fish.

    Your favorite fish, in a Mediterranean avatar! Imagine a nice chunk of white fish, pan seared and top up with the goodness of this bright delicious tapenade. This looks and tastes like a gourmet entrée, straight from some fine restaurant. But you will be amazed how quick it all comes together and how little effort it demands.

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    5. Moqueca

    How about one of the most delicious dishes on the planet? Moqueca is a coconut based seafood stew from Brazil that will quickly become your favorite! Great seafood recipe for your next get together.

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    6. Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - scallop pasta with cherry tomatoes.

    This Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes is one of our favorite new recipes. It’s super quick and easy, in about 20 minutes you have a restaurant quality meal on your table.

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    7. Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - chili lime shrimp tacos.

    Sweet and savory, these tacos are so tasty you will want to go back for seconds, maybe thirds! And they are so quick, they just might become a weeknight staple. Whenever you see a mango, think about these colorful tacos!

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    8. Psari Plaki – Greek Baked Fish with Onions & Tomatoes

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - psari plaki.

    This Greek baked fish, Psari Plaki, is a great addition to your recipe collection. Flaky white fish with light, fresh and vibrant Mediterranean flavors.

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    9. Firecracker Salmon

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - firecracker salmon.

    If you’re looking for a new recipe to really jazz up your salmon, this is it! It’s salty, it’s sweet, and it’s a little bit spicy! Firecracker salmon just may become one of your new go-to recipes.

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    10. Spanish Clams with Chorizo

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - Spanish clams.

    This Spanish tapas seafood recipe is divine! Succulent fresh clams are braised with cannellini beans, chorizo sausage and plenty of fresh herbs. Buen provecho!

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    11. Portuguese Mussels (Moules à la Portugaise)

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - Portuguese mussels.

    These Portuguese mussels are packed with flavor. They’re look so fancy they make a great special occasion meal, but are so easy they’re perfect for any weeknight!

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    12. Shrimp Saganaki (Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes & Feta)

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - shrimp saganaki.

    Shrimp Saganaki – This classic Greek dish has some incredible flavors with plump shrimp in a garlicky, savory tomato sauce and finished off with salty feta cheese!

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    13. Salmon Pasta

    This Salmon Pasta is absolutely divine, loaded with amazing flavors that come from perfectly roasted salmon. It’s creamy salmon pasta, yet not totally drenched in fat and cream, but full of comforting flavors.

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    14. Shrimp Korma

    This Shrimp Korma is a creamy cashew based curry with a succulent gravy perfect for soaking up with naan or rice.

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    15. TikTok Salmon Rice Bowl

    If you have some leftover salmon and rice in the fridge, this Salmon Rice Bowl is the best and easiest way to repurpose it for a quick lunch.

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    16. Harissa Shrimper

    This Harissa Shrimp is a quick dinner that’s bursting with smoky, zesty, exotic flavors.

    It’s easy enough to go in your weeknight dinner rotation, but unique and special enough to impress guests with.

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    17. Shrimp Foil Packets with Summer Veggies

    These Shrimp Foil Packets are a delicious healthy meal with all your favorite summer veggies. Perfect for grilling season!

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    18. Shrimp Creole

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - shrimp Creole.

    This Shrimp Creole with Andouille Sausage is a flavor bomb! Plump shrimp and hearty sausage in a great Creole seasoned tomato sauce. If you’re a fan of New Orleans style food like us, this one is going in your rotation!

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    19. Baja Fish Tacos

    Baja Fish Tacos are soft tortilla shells stuffed with crispy, beer battered cod and topped with pico de gallo and chipotle mayo. Every bite of the fried fish is bursting with flavor, but is still light and fresh enough for a perfect summer meal! A great taco recipe to try with cod, mahi mahi or halibut

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    20. Tacos Gobernador

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - tacos gobernador.

    Tacos Gobernador, aka Governor’s Tacos!! Have you ever bite into these crazy tasty shrimp tacos? They are irresistibly delicious!

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    21.Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits

    Once you try just one bite of these Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits, you are going to plan on making this meal again and again.

    Succulent shrimp and smoky andouille sausage are smothered in a savory gravy that tastes out of this world delicious.

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    22. Rasta Pasta

    Rasta Pasta! Are you ready for a colorful meal bursting with flavor? Here it is!

    This is a creamy pasta loaded with red, green and yellow peppers. You can also top it off with shrimp or chicken. It’s generously seasoned with Jamaican jerk seasoning and finished off with freshly grated parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

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    23. Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables

    This Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables is one of my new favorite light meals. It’s so refreshing, a perfect alternative to those summer burgers.. If you are looking for a great summer salad idea, this is it!!

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    24. Oyster Stew

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - oyster stew.

    Oyster Stew is creamy, buttery and sooo delicious. This is a perfect winter warmer that you’ll want to come back to again and again.

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    25. Pasta Primavera with Shrimp

    This Pasta Primavera recipe is packed full of fresh veggies, and has a light creamy sauce. Easy weeknight dinner idea!

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    26. Maple Pecan Salmon

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - maple pecan salmon.

    Sweet, salty, buttery, crunchy and just a tad bit spicy. This maple pecan salmon is a great for a quick weeknight dinner, but can also impress your guests!

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    27. Clam Linguine (Linguine alle Vongole)

    If you’re in the mood for pasta, try this easy clam linguini recipe. It’s a restaurant quality seafood recipe you’ll come back to again and again.

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    28. Greek Shrimp and Grits (Shrimp Saganaki Grits)

    Greek Shrimp and Grits is an incredible fusion of flavors. Plump shrimp in a beautifully flavored tomato sauce, topped with feta and served atop a creamy bed of grits.

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    29. Shrimp de Jonghe (Butter Garlic Shrimp Casserole)

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - shrimp de jonghe.

    Shrimp de Johnge… This is a classic Chicago restaurant appetizer. Sizzling jumbo shrimp laced in butter, garlic and sherry, adorned with a crispy bread crumb topping.

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    30. Bahamian Boiled Fish

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - boiled fish.

    How does a nice hearty bowl of seafood goodness sound? Don’t let the name deceive you, this Bahamian staple is anything but boring! Hearty, flaky fish simmered in a delicious broth with potatoes, onions, tons of lime juice and a bit of hot kick. This is classic island comfort food!

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    31. Salmon Patties (AKA Salmon Cakes)

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - salmon patties.

    These salmon patties are tasty, nutritious and budget friendly. And just look at them. Who said pantry staple meals can’t be fancy?

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    312 Gambas al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Shrimp)

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - gambas al ajillo.

    How does a sizzling platter of garlicky, seafoody goodness sound? Grab some crusty bread for sopping and whip up this famous Spanish tapa, Gambas al Ajillo in your very own kitchen!

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    33. Baked Salmon with Mango Salsa

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - salmon with mango salsa.

    Are you tired of eating your salmon with just salt and lemon? This vibrant and tropical recipe will take your favorite fish to a whole new level of deliciousness!

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    34. Albacore Tuna Tataki Bowl

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - tuna tataki bowl.

    This quick and easy Albacore Tuna Tataki Bowl is full of your favorite Asian flavors. Skip the sushi restaurant and make this great meal in your own home!

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    35. Shrimp Fra Diavolo

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - shrimp fra diavolo.

    Shrimp Fra Diavolo is a dish of plump shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce. It’s a great meal that whips up in about 30 minutes!

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    36. Shrimp Remoulade Lettuce Cups

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - shrimp remoulade.

    Shrimp Remoulade is a New Orleans classic. Today I am making lettuce cups with it. Great appetizer or keto friendly meal option!

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    37. Thai Basil Fried Rice

    Here’s a little spin on your regular fried rice with a huge flavor upgrade!! This Thai Basil Fried Rice is infused with such amazing spicy and umami flavors that you will wonder how simple fried rice can be so tasty.

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    38. Jambalaya Pasta (Pastalaya)

    Jambalaya Pasta, aka Pastalaya, is a super tasty dish featuring shrimp, chicken and sausage smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce full of Louisiana flavors.

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    39. Pesto Shrimp and Grits

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - pesto shrimp and grits.

    These pesto shrimp and grits are an amazing fusion of two great cuisines: Italian and American Southern. They’re great for a quick weeknight dinner or for a fancy special occasion!

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    40. Shrimp Po Boy

    shrimp po boy

    This Shrimp Po’ Boy is an epic sandwich out of Louisiana featuring well seasoned fried shrimp piled high on French bread, along with remoulade sauce and veggies. It’s huge!

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    41. New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

    New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

    New Orleans BBQ Shrimp has nothing to do with barbecue sauce. Plump shrimp are smothered in a decadent butter sauce loaded with great seasonings. Enjoy with some crusty bread for a super hit meal.

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    42. Cioppino


    Cioppino is a classic Italian-American stew originating in San Francisco. My recipe features an array of seafood in a tasty tomato and wine broth.

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    43. Low Country Boil (Frogmore Stew)

    Low Country Boil (Frogmore Stew)

    This Low Country Boil recipe is the best way to feed a crowd! Shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn all boil together in a well seasoned broth. 

    Also known as Frogmore Stew, it’s a southern classic that’s meant for a crowd, and is a common sight at outdoor celebrations.

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    44. Paella

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - paella.

    This easy seafood paella recipe is the perfect way to feed a big family. A flavorful paella base with vegetables, crispy rice (thanks to the cast iron skillet), layered with shrimp, clams, and mussels on top. This shrimp, clam, mussel, and chorizo paella recipe is a flavor party in a skillet.

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    45. Lobster Thermidor

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - lobster thermidor.

    This lobster thermidor looks and tastes super fancy, but is so easy to make in your own home. This one is perfect for anniversaries, Valentine’s or other special occasions.

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    There you have it, forty five fancy, yet easy seafood recipes to cook in your own kitchen. Pin or bookmark this collection of great dishes so you always know where to find it.

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    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes

    This collection of easy, yet restaurant quality, Seafood Recipes will show you plenty of new ways to cook your favorite ocean delicacies. For a unique fusion, try these pesto shrimp and grits:


    • 1lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 3/4 cup pesto sauce
    • 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes
    • 4 cups cooked grits


    1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
    2. Add shrimp and cook until pink and opaque, about 1-2 minutes per side.
    3. Reduce heat to low, add in pesto sauce and cherry tomatoes. Cook until sauce is warmed.
    4. Serve immediately over warm grits.


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