Seafood is one of my favorite things to eat. It’s delicious, versatile, and healthy — what’s not to love? But sometimes it can be hard to come up with new ways to prepare fish or shellfish. That’s why I’m sharing these amazing seafood recipes with you! These 8 dishes will make your mouth water in no time!
Smoked Salmon Cheesecake
Smoked Salmon Cheesecake
- 1/2 cup diced onion (about one small onion)
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted and divided
- 4 cups coarsely chopped broccoli florets (about 1/2 pound)
- 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 C). Lightly spray an 8×8 inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in 1 tablespoon of butter until tender, about 5 minutes; set aside. Place remaining butter into a large skillet over medium heat until melted; add broccoli and cook until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add flour; stir until combined then pour into prepared baking dish along with cooked onions.Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes or until golden browned around edges.Remove from oven and allow cooling while preparing filling.Cheesecake Filling:In another bowl beat cream cheese together with sour cream until smooth; fold in salmon chunks gently but thoroughly so they’re evenly distributed throughout mixture.Spoon mixture into cooled crust then cover tightly with aluminum foil before returning to oven for another 20 minutes or until center is almost set but still soft enough for knife blade inserted near edge not show any liquid when removed immediately after cutting first slice.Remove foil before serving so guests can see those beautiful red flecks peeking through creamy white topping!
Fish tacos are a staple of the Mexican diet and they’re also one of the most popular fast food items in America. When you make them at home, you can be sure that your fish will be fresh and firm (if it’s not, don’t use it) and that your tortillas are good quality (you want them to be soft enough to fold without breaking).
Toppings are important too–they add flavor as well as texture. Don’t forget salsa!
Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli
Crab cakes are a classic dish that’s easy to make at home, and they’re perfect for the seafood lover in your life. To make the best crab cakes, you’ll need:
- A recipe for crab cakes. You can find many different recipes online or in cookbooks; most include fresh crab meat and some kind of bread crumbs or panko crumbs (a type of Japanese breadcrumb). If you don’t have any homemade recipes already, try this one from Martha Stewart for a classic version.
- Lemon Aioli sauce as an accompaniment to your crab cake meal! It goes great with fish as well as meat dishes like steak or chicken–and even veggies like roasted potatoes! Here’s an easy recipe from Food Network Magazine that will make enough for 4 servings so there will be plenty left over for dipping into later on 🙂
Salmon Burgers with Dill Mayonnaise
- For the best results, use fresh salmon.
- Add dill, lemon juice and chives to mayonnaise. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Make sure the salmon is cooked through before adding it to your burger patties; otherwise, you’ll end up with a raw center that nobody wants! This can be done by pan-frying or grilling it on high heat until just cooked through (the meat should be opaque). If using a grill press to cook these burgers, spray both sides of each patty with vegetable oil before pressing them down into shape–this will help keep them from sticking together while they cook in their own juices without drying out too much from being pressed too hard against one another inside their aluminum foil wrapper during cooking time outside on top of hot coals under direct heat from above as well as being pressed into shape during cooking time inside refrigerated storage containers during freezing conditions outdoors below ground level away from direct sunlight exposure where ambient temperature drops below freezing point temperatures at night time when nobody wants anything else except maybe some hot cocoa…
Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Cucumber-Mint Salsa
- To make the cucumber-mint salsa, combine 1/2 cup chopped cucumber, 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper and 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint in a small bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat (approximately 400 degrees F). Thread shrimp onto skewers; brush with oil on both sides. Place on hot grill rack; cook until opaque throughout, turning once halfway through cooking time if necessary for even browning on both sides (about 6 minutes total). Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes before serving with salsa.*
If you’re looking for an easy seafood recipe that’s sure to please everyone at your next party or gathering–this is it!
Halibut with Roasted Fennel and Tomato Cream Sauce
Halibut is a good source of protein, vitamin B6 and selenium. Fennel is a good source of fiber, vitamin C and potassium. Tomatoes are also an excellent source of vitamins A and C as well as potassium.
This recipe will be a hit with your family or friends!
Seafood Chowder with Bacon, Corn and Red Pepper Relish
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced (about 2 cups)
- 1/2 pound bacon, diced (about 8 strips)
- 6 cups water or fish broth (or more if you like more liquid)
- 3 cups corn kernels (from about 6 ears of corn) – can substitute 3 cups frozen whole kernel corn or defrosted frozen baby peas instead of the fresh or frozen corn if you prefer!
- 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped – I used a jarred roasted red pepper because it’s what I had on hand but feel free to add any other veggies of your choice such as carrots or celery!
Garlic Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus and Artichokes
Shrimp scampi is a popular dish, but also one that can be a bit tricky to make. That’s why we’re sharing our recipe with you!
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, combine olive oil and garlic cloves. Season with salt and pepper; set aside for 10 minutes. This will allow the flavors to blend together nicely as well as give you time for some pre-cooking prep work on other parts of your meal (like chopping vegetables).
- Once 10 minutes have passed by in total silence from both parties involved (a sign of mutual respect), add lemon juice and parsley stems into mixture as well; stir well until evenly distributed throughout bowl’s contents
These seafood recipes are sure to please.
These seafood recipes are sure to please. They’re easy to make, straightforward, delicious and healthy! Plus they’ll give you a chance to try something new–and who doesn’t want that?
We hope you enjoy these amazing seafood recipes as much as we do. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. We’d love to hear from you!