Fish and Seafood

Fresh fish, shrimp, crab and lobster taste like the ocean, with a briny sweetness that's meant to be enhanced, not overpowered -- so the best recipes keep things light. When you're buying seafood, seek out firm flesh, bright eyes, and above all, that clean, sweet scent of the sea (yes, we're suggesting you smell the fish before you buy). Then, once you bring it home, well ... leave it alone. Sure, sprinkle it with a bit of fresh lemon juice, a drizzle of clarified butter, and some fragrant fresh herbs. Even hearty fish and/or clam chowders are straightforward, with fish stock and heavy cream creating a rich base for the seafood. Because fresh fish should always be the star of the show - treat it like a diva.

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How to Cook Trout

Learn how to cook trout, and you'll have a delicious addition to your usual seafood rotation. It's quick, healthy, and, compared to many other proteins, relatively inexpensive.

How to Make Tartar Sauce

When it comes to fried seafood, knowing how to make tartar sauce is a must. The condiment's acidity and tang helps balance the oily richness of fried fish.

Total: 35 mins

How to Grill Salmon

Have you looked at those wooden planks stacked in the seafood section at your market and wondered how to grill salmon with them? Turns out, it's an easy way to add a smoky flavor to a simple salmon fillet. You can serve the salmon right on the plank, an eye-catching way to showcase this delicious fish that is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and high in protein and vitamin D.

Total: 45 mins

Mediterranean Shrimp

Family Circle

This low-fat pasta recipe is brimming with fresh vegetables--mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash, and plum tomatoes. If you're watching sodium, choose a reduced-sodium pasta sauce to mix with the shrimp and veggies.

Grilled Salmon Tacos

Diabetic Living

These grilled salmon tacos are loaded with healthful omega-3 fatty acids. The potato based salsa makes them extra hearty.

Quinoa Salmon Cups

Diabetic Living

Shrimp and Cucumber with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Diabetic Living

This is a great appetizer, salad or healthy lunch. Try serving individual portions in a martini glass for added flair.

Total: 20 mins

Stuffed Crab

Better Homes and Gardens

Buttery bread stuffing makes this easy crab recipe savory and delicious. Use fresh or frozen crab meat for this recipe. Fresh hard-shell crabs are available year round in coastal areas. All live crabs should be cooked the day they are purchased.

How to Make Tuna Salad

Whether spread between two slices of bread or scooped on top of some leafy greens, learn how to make tuna salad tuna salad and you'll always have a delicious lunch for work or school.

Baked Tilapia

Family Circle

A cracker mixture gives this baked fish recipe a crunchy coating. This main dish is ready-to-serve in less than 30 minutes.

Shrimp Quesadillas with Mango

Family Circle

The shrimp in this main-dish recipe receive a flavor burst from a lime juice and chili powder marinade. A mango puree adds a sweet, cooling touch to these skillet sandwiches.

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