Your family will love the fresh flavors of shrimp tacos, fish po’boys, grilled Greek snapper, and more. Whip up one of these recipes for dinner tonight.
Enjoying seafood for dinner can be quick and simple. These easy seafood recipes make mealtimes a breeze and have you out of the kitchen and enjoying delicious seafood in a snap. Our Roasted Gulf Shrimp with Romesco Sauce only needs 10 minutes in the oven, and Poached Salmon can be ready in the same amount of time. The Spicy Shrimp Noodle Bowl will take you twice as long, which is still only 20 minutes. And both Grilled Grouper with Watermelon Salsa and Crispy Baked Cod can be ready in under half an hour. So enjoy all these easy seafood recipes and see how quick fixing a delicious supper can be.
Honey-Soy-Glazed Salmon with Veggies and Oranges
Here's the delicious proof that you can serve a complete, no-mess fish dinner in less than 25 minutes. This recipe only uses one pan making cleanup a breeze. Just pile everything on your sheet pan and follow our instructions for perfectly broiled fish that will be on the table in no time.
Recipe: Grilled Triggerfish
Ready in 20 Minutes Grilling adds smoky flavor fast. First, make sure your grill is clean and hot. Flip once, and don't rush. The fish is ready to turn when it releases easily from the grate without tugging or tearing.
Roasted Gulf Shrimp with Romesco Sauce
This recipe requires almost no effort for maximum reward. Just 10 minutes in the oven plus our special sauce equals tender, juicy shrimp with a kick.
Snapper Baked in Parchment with Spring Vegetables
Ready in 35 Minutes This method makes French-style cooking easy. Each parcel of fish and veggies steams with its own delicious juices (a technique called en papillote). The package concentrates the flavors, and when opened at the table, it releases a dramatic cloud of aromatic steam.
Pan-Seared Grouper with Balsamic Brown Butter Sauce
This is the secret to restaurant-quality fish. The magic happens on the bottom of the pan where the fish forms an even, crisp crust. The sauce seals the deal.
Crunchy Crab Cakes
Recipe: Crunchy Crab Cakes
Crab cakes aren't as hard as they might seem. This recipe will have crab cakes on the table in less than 30 minutes. Toss together arugula, grape tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt to serve with your crab cakes.
Recipe: Barbecue Shrimp
In New Orleans, this dish is a staple on restaurant menus. While the shrimp are baking to perfection, you can add some frozen Texas toast to the oven. The bread is perfect for sopping up the rich butter sauce on the shrimp.
Spicy Shrimp Noodle Bowl
Recipe: Spicy Shrimp Noodle Bowl
Ready in 20 Minutes
This Asian-inspired meal is ready in just 20 minutes! Don't let the name scare you—if you don't like spicy foods, just use less Szechuan sauce. Add additional cilantro and lime juice for extra flavor.
Pickled Okra and Shrimp Salad
Recipe: Pickled Okra and Shrimp Salad
Pickled okra and shrimp make a perfect combination for a fresh, spring salad. Try this recipe tonight for dinner with a side of cheesy French bread.
Grilled Grouper with Watermelon Salsa
Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Dill
Serve up this easy roasted salmon recipe with a Creamy Lemon Horseradish Sauce and basmati rice with peas, parsley, and mint. Just cook 2 (8.8-oz.) pouches ready-to-serve basmati rice according to package directions. Stir in 1 cup frozen sweet peas, thawed; 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley; 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint; and salt and pepper to taste.
Pan-Seared Trout With Italian-Style Salsa
Zesty Fish Po’Boys
Recipe: Zesty Fish Po’Boys
Frozen fish fillets make it easy to bring New Orleans flavor to your meal. Top French bread with quick, zesty Creole spread then add fish and lettuce. Cut kitchen time with frozen bread, or pick up a loaf from your grocery store.
Greek Snapper on the Grill
Tempura Shrimp Tacos
Recipe: Tempura Shrimp Tacos
Make coleslaw up to 24 hours in advance to jump-start this recipe.
Recipe: Poached Salmon
Parsley, garlic, lemon, and mint lend flavor to this simple poached fish. You won't believe how quickly this recipe comes together—just 10 minutes! Serve with a side of rice and simple green salad for a complete meal.
Tuna Salad With Lemon Aïoli
Recipe: Tuna Salad With Lemon Aïoli
Prepare tuna salad in advance for an instant meal from the fridge. Cucumber, onion, Granny Smith apple, and a Lemon Aïoli elevate the taste of canned tuna to extraordinary. Serve on bread or over a bed of salad greens.
Recipe: Shrimp-Pesto Pizza
Pizza dough from your grocery store, local wholesaler, or favorite pizza restaurant speeds up prep time for summery pizza. Sauté shrimp with onions and red bell pepper for a flavorful complement to pesto. Cut kitchen time by substituting jarred pesto and peeled shrimp.
Natalie's Cajun-Seasoned Pan-Fried Tilapia
Make sure your frying oil is hot enough by dropping breadcrumbs into it. If they sizzle and crisp up, then the oil is ready
Recipe: Sizzling Flounder
While flounder is a Charleston favorite, use any firm-fleshed fish, such as tilapia, grouper, or catfish. Adjust the cooking time according to the thickness of the fish.
Recipe: Clam Sauce
A white wine sauce filled with mushrooms, clams, and fresh herbs, perfect for serving over linguini. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Crispy Baked Cod
Recipe: Crispy Baked Cod
This 6-ingredient fish recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes and perfect for busy weeknights. Coat the fish in panko breadcrumbs for a crispy coating. You can substitute mahi mahi, grouper, catfish, salmon, or tilapia for cod.
Caribbean Crab Sandwich
Recipe: Caribbean Crab Sandwich
With only six ingredients that are full of fresh tropical flavor, there's no reason not to try this recipe. It's perfect for a quick family dinner or casual entertaining.
Lemony Shrimp and Spinach
Recipe: Lemony Shrimp and Spinach
Your family will be asking for seconds of this fresh shrimp dish served over couscous.
Easy side: Prepare 1 (10-oz.) package plain couscous according to package directions. Stir in 1⁄2 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers, 1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, and 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley.
Roasted Tomato-and-Feta Shrimp
Recipe: Roasted Tomato-and-Feta Shrimp
This Greek-style shrimp became an instant favorite in our test kitchen. Better yet, it's ready to eat in just 35 minutes.
Easy side: Serve with 1 (5-oz.) package mixed salad greens and your favorite Greek dressing.
Greek Salsa Salad with Grouper
Recipe: Greek Salsa Salad with Grouper
If you have 15 minutes, pick up steamed fish from your grocery seafood counter, and create this easy seafood recipe paired with fresh salsa.
Crispy Lemon Catfish
Parchment-Baked Fish and Tomatoes
Aluminum foil can be subbed for parchment to make the packets.
Curried Shrimp with Peanuts
Recipe: Curried Shrimp with Peanuts
"This is an updated version of my favorite dinner as a kid," says Test Kitchen Specialist Vanessa McNeil Rocchio. "Cooking the curry powder with the flour brings out the essential oils, making the dish even more flavorful.
Skillet Orzo with Fish and Herbs
Recipe: Skillet Orzo with Fish and Herbs
Cook the orzo like rice, paella-style, on the stove, then top with fish, and bake. Feel free to substitute salmon for any flaky white fish.
Recipe: Tuna Croquettes
A tangy avocado-buttermilk sauce gives these simple croquettes fresh appeal. Serve them with lettuce or on soft hamburger buns.
Shrimp-and-Black Bean Stir-Fry
Recipe: Shrimp-and-Black Bean Stir-Fry
This tropical pairing of sweet and savory will wake up tired taste buds at the dinner table. If you're not a fan of mango, swap in fresh, juicy pineapple. Garnish with cilantro leaves for a finishing pop of flavor and color.