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9 Seafood Recipes That'll Entice Your Taste Buds

9 Seafood Recipes That'll Entice Your Taste Buds

Whether you're dabbling in the pescatarian diet or just craving a good salmon dish, these seafood recipes will blow your mind.


6 min read

November 29, 2021

There’s a seafood recipe for every occasion, and we’ve come to you with a vibrant selection that’ll have you smelling the salty sea air. From light summer lunches to warm winter soups, these seafood recipes from California-based bloggers celebrate the flavors of prawns, crabs, mussels, and more. Whether you're dabbling in the pescatarian diet, trying to cut down on meat, or just craving a good salmon dish, these seafood recipes will blow your mind.

These Seafood Recipes Will Have Everyone Raving

With this delicious seafood pasta, your taste buds will go to taste bud heaven.

Seafood Pasta

Todd and Diane from White on Rice Couple prefer to make their pasta fresh at home. But, if you’re not up for the challenge yet, you can totally opt for the store-bought alternative to make this seafood pasta recipe. Either way, this delicious scampi will have your taste buds dancing with joy.

Pasta dough
2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
3 eggs
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon water

Shrimp scampi
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large shallot, diced
½ pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
¼ teaspoon chili flakes
½ cup dry white wine
¼ cup chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh parsley for garnish

Fried Shrimp

Crispy, coconuty, and golden brown—the fried shrimp recipe by Culinary Hill is about to be your next favorite thing. Covered in shredded coconut and panko, these mouthwatering shrimps are ready in 40 minutes and devoured in two. Serve with the suggested side of apricot sauce and you got yourself a winner.

Coconut shrimp
⅓ all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 eggs, beaten
¾ cup panko bread crumbs
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 pound jumbo raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

Apricot sauce
½ cup apricot preserves
⅛ teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Lime juice from half a lime

Cold winter nights call for a delicious bowl of seafood chowder.

Seafood Chowder

Soup season is upon us, and we’re so here for it. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a bowl of seafood chowder on a chilly winter night and this creamy recipe by Damn Delicious nails it to a T.

4 slices bacon, sliced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
½ teaspoon dried thyme
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 cup vegetable stock
2 cans chopped clams, juices reserved
1 bay leaf
2 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup half and half
Salt and pepper to taste

Seafood Paella

The sight of a huge paella pan filled with a medley of fresh seafood and perfectly cooked rice is incomparable. And guess what? You can totally make it at home. Just follow the seafood recipe by A Cozy Kitchen and you’ll ace your test like you were born to cook seafood paella.

Paella broth
30 mussels
5 cups cold water
1 ½ cups white wine
4 cloves garlic
2 pinches saffron

Olive oil
2 pounds large shrimp
2 yellow onion, peeled and finely diced
2 red bell peppers, peeled and finely diced
4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
5 tomatoes, core removed and finely diced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons sweet paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
4 dried bay leaves
1 tablespoon salt
4 cups Valencia rice (or Arborio rice)
6 cups mussels broth
2–4 cups chicken stock

Refreshing and flavorful, this seafood salad will keep your guests asking for more.

Seafood Salad

A fresh seafood salad is a perfect recipe to toss together when it’s just too hot to cook. Refreshing with an interesting combination of flavors, this shrimp salad with avocado and mango by Entertaining with Beth is just as good as it sounds.

2 shrimps, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

10 Napa cabbage leaves, thinly sliced
1 cup cabbage, thinly sliced
¼ cup mint, thinly sliced
½ red pepper, sliced
1 cup mango, diced
1 cup unsalted peanuts, roasted
1 avocado, sliced

Salad dressing
Zest of 1 lime
½ cup lime juice
¼ cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

Seafood Gumbo

Seafood gumbo is pure comfort in a bowl. This recipe by Kitchen Confidante puts a special twist on the beloved stew by making it full of Cajun soul. Easier to make than you think, yet just as hearty as you’d expect it to be, this seafood recipe is the perfect winter dinner to cook.

1 pound shrimp
2 cups water
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 pound okra, sliced in half-inch rounds
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 cup green onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 large green pepper, diced
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon tabasco
¾ teaspoon smoked paprika
2 bay leaves
2 sprigs thyme
Salt and pepper to taste

Ready to be teleported to the Mediterranean? This coconut milk shrimp risotto is the creamy adventure you've been waiting for.

Seafood Risotto

All it takes is a spoonful of this coconut milk shrimp risotto by The Kitchy Kitchen to be magically teleported to the Mediterranean Coast. Creamy, light, and perfectly straddling the line between healthy and indulgent, this seafood risotto is a thing of dreams.

Kale pesto
½ bunch kale, ribs removed
¼ cup cilantro
3 cloves garlic
2 ounces Parmigiano
¼ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup green onions, sliced
1 ½ pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
¾ cup dry white wine
¼ cup onion, finely chopped
1 pound arborio brown rice
7 cups low sodium seafood broth or stock (vegetable or chicken also works)
1 cup canned coconut milk

Calamari Rings

A plate of deliciously crispy calamari rings is the perfect gathering food to snack on. Spoil your friends this holiday season and serve them calamari rings fried to golden brown perfection. This seafood recipe by Dinner at the Zoo is just the quick and easy guide you’ve been looking for.

1 pound calamari rings and tentacles
1 cup buttermilk
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
Vegetable oil for frying

All it takes is one bite to get you hooked to this yummy salmon dish for life.

Pomegranate Soy Glazed Salmon

Baked with a tangy, sweet, and sticky pomegranate soy glaze, this delicious salmon by Tastes Lovely is a showstopper. And get this, you can prepare this seafood recipe in less than 30 minutes total.

Pomegranate soy glaze
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons pomegranate juice
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Pinch of cayenne pepper

4 8-ounce salmon filets
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Pomegranate seeds and sliced green onions for garnish

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