16 Irresistible Seafood Recipes

These seafood recipes span from scallop-stuffed mushrooms to shrimp enchiladas. Each dish combines flavors and textures artfully, showcasing diverse cooking methods and ingredient blends. From lobster to crab and more, these creations offer a delightful variety of appetizers, mains, and sides for any occasion.

Scallop Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms piled on a white plate
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These delectable scallop stuffed mushrooms defy the ordinary! It’s the exceptional scallop blend that elevates this appetizer above the rest! Get the recipe: Scallop Stuffed Mushrooms 

Lobster Casserole

A brown bowl filled with lobster dish and some crackers in back
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The ideal appetizer, this delectable lobster casserole recipe combines soft lobster meat with a sherry cream sauce and buttery cracker crumbs. Watch as it disappears in a matter of minutes when served with chips or crostini! Get the recipe: Lobster Casserole 

Paella Soup

A grey napkin with a crock of soup on it. there are shrimp on top with chorizo on top
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Loaded with beef, seafood, veggies, wine, and broth, this paella soup recipe is luxuriously flavorful. The medley of these elements will set your taste buds twirling in delight. Get the recipe: Paella Soup 

Shrimp Scampi

a deep blue plate with shrimp scampi in it with penne pasta and vegetables
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The buttery, garlicky sauce in this easy prawn scampi recipe simply melts on your palate. Pair it with your favorite pasta for a delightful meal! Get the recipe: Shrimp Scampi 

Maryland Crab Cakes

A pink platter with crab cakes on it with drizzle and lemon
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These traditional crab cakes from Maryland are wonderful to eat all year. In less than 20 minutes, it may be prepared easily. When seasoned properly, crab cakes become even more delectable. It’s one of the most sought-after recipes for seafood appetizers. Get the recipe: Maryland Crab Cakes 

Air Fryer Salmon Recipe

Potato and squash on a plate with the salmon
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Crafted with minimal ingredients, this air fryer fish emerges wonderfully delicious. Within a mere ten minutes, it achieves a crispy exterior and a tender, flaky interior! Get the recipe: Air Fryer Salmon Recipe 

Seafood Stuffed Fish

A white beaded plate with sauce covered stuffed fish and rice
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I adore my seafood stuffed fish recipe so much that I prepare it at least twice a month! What makes this dish stand out are the exceptional ingredients: a tangy sour cream sauce and a filling featuring a blend of prawns and scallops. Get the recipe: Seafood Stuffed Fish 

Pan Fried Smelts

Fried smelts on wax paper on a tray
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Fried smelt makes for an effortless dinner any night! With just six ingredients and a five-minute cooking time, they’re ready in under thirty minutes! Get the recipe: Pan Fried Smelts

Shrimp Curry Noodles

A blue deep bowl filled with noodles, shrimp and vegetables
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This prawn curry with noodles offers a luxurious, creamy indulgence perfect for laid-back evenings at home. Whether served over classic rice noodles or a generous portion of rice for a delightful variation, this curry featuring prawns is guaranteed to delight, no matter how you decide to enjoy it! Get the recipe: Shrimp Curry Noodles 

Crab Quesadillas

A white plate with the seafood quesadilla, beans, chips, cheese and salsa
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Prepare these fantastic and easy crab quesadillas that are sure to tantalize your taste buds! Each bite is brimming with flavor thanks to the abundance of creamy cheese, succulent crab meat, and flavorful spinach. Get the recipe: Crab Quesadillas

Beer Boiled Shrimp

A blue pail with shrimp in it, on the side are lemon slices and cocktail sauce
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Shrimp cooked and steeped in a hot, spicy beer soup seasoned with Old Bay should be peeled and eaten.  Garnish with cocktail sauce, lemons, and lots of napkins and serve warm or cold. Get the recipe: Beer Shrimp

Mussels with Wine Sauce

mussels and spinach on polenta in a white bowl
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Prepare to crave with this tantalizing mussels in wine recipe. Served atop creamy polenta and accompanied by sautéed vegetables, it’s the perfect dish to astound your guests. Get the recipe: Mussels with Wine Sauce 

Seafood Charcuterie Platter

seafood, cheese, bread, sauces, and fruit on a board
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We’re exploring the fascinating world of “Seafood Charcuterie,” which is a wonderful and eye-catching method to savor the best seafood dishes. Get the recipe: Seafood Charcuterie Platter

Shrimp Enchiladas

a hand holding a fork filled with the shrimp held over the plate of enchiladas and beans
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This dish for shrimp enchiladas is really delicious. It is flavorful, delicious, and incredibly filling! And after you cover them with a layer of sour cream sauce? Tasty! After tasting these shrimp enchiladas, everyone begs me for the recipe. Get the recipe: Shrimp Enchiladas 

Steak and Shrimp Fajita

Three flour tortillas filled with beans, vegetables, shrimp and steak
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This steak and shrimp fajitas dinner is a crowd-pleaser that everyone will relish. Featuring shrimp in a luscious butter sauce and beef marinated for maximum flavor, this fajita recipe is easy to whip up. Pair it with classic sides such as rice, salsa, and guacamole for an utterly fantastic meal. Get the recipe: Steak and Shrimp Fajita 

Baked Coconut Shrimp

A pink platter with coconut shrimp on a blue board with dip next to it
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Craft the ideal appetizer with these light and crispy baked coconut prawns, served alongside an apricot dipping sauce. Delight in this tantalizing starter—it offers a healthier alternative to fried prawns while still delivering an incredible burst of flavor! Get the recipe: Baked Coconut Shrimp

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From lighting up stages with her BA in theater to food journalist, Elaine Benoit's journey is a testament to passion's transformative power. As the CEO of Dishes Delish, she offers a blend of healthy, comforting recipes and exquisitely crafted cocktails. Beyond the kitchen, Elaine voiced her culinary adventures on her podcast, "Dishing," and co-owns Food Blogger Help, extending her expertise to guide budding food bloggers to success. Whether it's for a heartwarming dish or insights into food blogging, Elaine's diverse experiences make her a beacon in the culinary digital landscape.

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  1. Paella is one of my favorite dishes. I’m not sure how I missed that soup recipe. How fun! I’ve made a few of these recipes before, and I can’t wait to make more!!

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