Other Seafood Appetizers

Fix an array of light seafood appetizers for an after-work cocktail party. From smoked salmon to clams casino to steamed shrimp, these easy recipes come together in a hurry.

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Broiled Mussels with Hot Paprika Crumbs

Food & Wine

A sparkling white wine would be great with these crispy, buttery mussels from F&W's Marcia Kiesel.

Total: 35 mins

Mussels with Creme Fraiche, Jalapenos, and Cilantro

Food & Wine

F&W's Grace Parisi shares a classic recipe for mussels in white wine, then creates amazing alternatives with sake, lager, and, in this recipe, clam broth.

Total: 20 mins

Lager-Steamed Mussels with Mustard, Kielbasa, and Dill

Food & Wine

F&W's Grace Parisi shares a classic recipe for mussels in white wine, then creates amazing alternatives with clam broth, sake, and, in this recipe, lager.

Total: 20 mins

Smoked-Salmon-Stuffed Eggs

Better Homes and Gardens

These appetizer eggs are stuffed with potatoes and ham. You could also serve as a side dish at brunch.

Mussels with Speck, Lemon, and Oregano

Food & Wine

Ethan Stowell loves mussels all year round, but he's particularly fond of the plump summer ones from Washington's Puget Sound. "I often grab a couple handfuls of mussels at the end of the night and cook them at home for a late-night snack," he says. Here he flavors the briny mussels with lemon juice, fresh herbs, and speck, the salty cured ham.

Total: 30 mins

Poached Salmon Appetizer

Betty Crocker

Try this salmon appetizer recipe from Betty Crocker.

Total: 2 hrs 35 mins

Salmon Sashimi with Ginger and Hot Sesame Oil

Food & Wine

Tim Cushman is a master at preparing raw fish. Here he dresses salmon with a little citrus-soy dressing, then tops it with fresh ginger and chives before bathing it in a hot sesame-oil mixture. The heat from the oil cooks the salmon just slightly, creating a luxurious texture and fragrance.

Total: 20 mins

Vermouth-Poached Shrimp with Ginger Remoulade

Food & Wine

Jason McCullar reinvents shrimp remoulade, the classic New Orleans cocktail-party dish. Instead of tossing his vermouth-poached shrimp with a mayonnaise dressing, he makes a ginger-spiked dipping sauce.

Total: 1 hr

15-Minute Zesty Smoked Trout Spread

Better Homes and Gardens

This quick appetizer dip delivers a smoky taste with a lemony zip.

Smoky Seafood Cocktails

Food & Wine

Here, Grace Parisi revamps the classic shrimp-cocktail recipe by including scallops and stone-crab claws, then tweaks the cocktail sauce by replacing the ketchup with bottled chile sauce and seasoning it with hot pimenton de la Vera and prepared horseradish.

Total: 30 mins

Smoked Salmon Cheesecake

Betty Crocker

Add a bold splash of color to this savory cheesecake with red caviar, chopped red bell pepper or chopped seeded tomatoes. This fabulous appetizer can be made up to 48 hours ahead of time.

Total: 4 hrs 20 mins

Smoked-Salmon Carpaccio with Brioche and Caviar

Food & Wine

Eric Ripert pounds smoked salmon paper-thin, like beef carpaccio, then serves it with brioche and salmon caviar.

Total: 15 mins

Scallops with Chestnut Sauce and Crisp Sage

Food & Wine

"In 1994, when I enrolled at the Culinary Institute oh America in Hyde Park, I had to catch up on so much -- it was like I had a virgin palate for food and wine," says Rajat Parr. "For instance, I'd never had a scallop before; I didn't even know what they were. I had never seen a chestnut before, either. So cooking school was an eye-opening experience."

Total: 40 mins

Salmon Trout Tartare with Pressed Caviar and Tomatoes

Food & Wine

Salmon trout has a mild, delicate taste, but regular salmon is also delicious in this bright-flavored tartare.

Total: 25 mins
Total: 20 mins

Smoked Salmon Crisps

Food & Wine

Thomas Keller's salmon cornets (tuiles shaped into tiny cones and topped with creme fraiche and fresh salmon) are a famous kickoff to his luxe and whimsical meals. The original recipe appears in The French Laundry Cookbook (Artisan). Shaping the tuiles into cones is tricky and involves working very quickly with a cornet mold. Instead, leave the tuiles flat, like crackers. Top them with store-bought smoked salmon and creme fraiche.

Total: 45 mins
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