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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 dishes.

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

    Cook your way through all of these incredible 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. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Spanish Clams with Chorizo

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - Spanish clams.

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

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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. Cioppino

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - cioppino.

    Here’s a hearty and tasty stew for you! Loads of seafood are simmered in a perfectly seasoned tomato and wine based broth. A San Francisco classic!

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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. Creamy Bacon Lobster Tails

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - creamy bacon lobster tails.

    It doesn’t get any easier than this recipe for lobster tails! Creamy Bacon Lobster Tails with a smooth, full-flavored sauce are ready in no time at all. These crispy seared lobster tails with a bacon cream sauce is restaurant-level incredible!

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    22. Fried Calamari

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - fried calamari.

    Make everyone’s favorite restaurant appetizer right in your kitchen. They are fresh, crispy and crunchy. So yum…

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    23. Conch Fritters

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - conch fritters.

    If you are lucky to lay your hands on some conch, try this Caribbean classic… Conch Fritters. So addictive and delicious.

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    24. Clam Chowder

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - clam chowder.

    There’s just something so comforting about a steaming bowl of clam chowder. This easy recipe for the New England version is creamy, delicious, and packed with clams!

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    25. Crab Cakes

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - crab cakes.

    These crab cakes are so easy and delicious. They can be your appetizer for some great seafood meal, or you can serve them as an entrée along with some hearty salad, or serve it in between some buns for crab cake sandwich!

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    26. Creamy Spinach Stuffed Salmon in Garlic Butter

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - stuffed salmon.

    This easy but oh so fancy looking salmon is stuffed with a creamy, garlicky spinach filling and drenched in a garlic butter sauce. Now this is one to serve to guests!

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    27. Oysters Rockefeller

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - oysters rockefeller.

    Oysters Rockefeller is a classic and elegant seafood dish commonly associated with fancy restaurants. But it’s so easy to prepare in your own home!

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    28. 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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    29. 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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    30. 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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    31. Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - Thai shrimp curry.

    Thai curry is growing a following for it’s creamy combination of coconut milk and spice. This recipe is no exception. It’s better than restaurant and only takes 30 minutes!

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    32. 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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    33. Baja Fish Tacos

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - Baja fish tacos.

    Baja Fish Tacos are soft tortilla shells stuffed with crispy, beer battered cod and topped with pico de gallo and the perfect cilantro ranch dressing. 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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    34. 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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    35. Creamy Tuscan Scallops

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - Tuscan scallops.

    Now here’s a decadent delight. Creamy Tuscan Scallops are drenched in a creamy parmesan sauce with garlic, sun dried tomatoes and spinach. Great with some nice crusty bread to sop up the sauce, this recipe belongs in a fancy restaurant. YUMMM…

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    36. Sheet Pan Chili Lime Tilapia

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - chili lime tilapia.

    Sheet pan meals are so easy, and the 15 minute Chili Lime Tilapia is no exception. It has a generous dose of seasoning, which is balanced by sweet mango salsa.

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    37. Fish and Chips

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - fish and chips.

    Fish and Chips! This crispy combination of beer battered cod with chips is a favorite in British pubs and the world over. Serve it with tartar sauce, lemon and, to keep that British authenticity, malt vinegar.

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    38. Clams Linguine

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - clams linguine.

    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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    39. Shrimp Boil

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - shrimp boil.

    Here’s a Southern classic for a big get together. Shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn all simmered together in one pot make a feast fit for a crowd!

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    40. Clams Casino

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - clams casino.

    Here’s another famous restaurant appetizer that’s easy to make in your own kitchen. Clams Casino are buttery, with a crispy topping and a touch of bacon. YUM!

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    41. 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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    42. She-Crab Soup

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - she-crab soup.

    She-crab soup is a bisque like dish famous in the Low Country, especially Charleston, SC. It’s super creamy and delicious. You don’t want to miss this one!

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    43. 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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    44. 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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    45. Moqueca

    The 45 BEST Seafood Recipes - 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 company dish for your next get together.

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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 Ways to Cook Seafood

    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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