Seafood Appetizers

Check out these superb seafood appetizers that suit any season. From clam dip to shrimp cocktail to crab cakes, these easy recipes for seafood appetizers make swimmingly delicious presentations.

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Pistachio Shrimp with Pesto Dipping Sauce

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Nut-crusted shrimp and a coconut dipping sauce make up this unique appetizer.

Shrimp and Cheese Crisps

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Bake the puff pastry and mix up the tapenade ahead of your party. Then assemble and bake the pastries as guests arrive.

Oysters on the Half Shell with Mignonette Sauce

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In France, coarse ground pepper is called mignonette, a main ingredient of mignonette sauce, which is served with oysters. Spoon a small amount of the sauce on each oyster as you prepare to eat it.

Crispy Tilapia Cakes


Try these tilapia patties for a new twist on crab cakes. Served with a farro, pomegranate and broccoli salad, this is one quick and nutritious dinner.

Total: 25 mins

Smoked Oyster-Stuffed Eggs

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Update traditional deviled eggs with the smoky flavor of oysters.

Total: 35 mins

Shrimp Scampi-Style

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This shrimp appetizer has a traditional sauce of garlic, shallots, white wine, and lemon juice.

Dilly Crab Dip

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Wow the crowd by serving the creamy dip in an artichoke half. Be sure to brush the cut artichoke with lemon juice so it keeps its summer green color.

Creamy Crab and Clam Dip

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The slow cooker will keep this cheesy seafood dip warm for the duration of your whole party.

Fiesta Shrimp Appetizers

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Spice up cooked shrimp by marinating in lime, cilantro and Anaheim pepper. For even more heat, substitute 2 to 4 tablespoons chopped jalapeno pepper for the Anaheim pepper.

Crab Quesadillas with Pineapple Salsa

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These spicy seafood appetizers are topped with a fresh and fruity salsa.

Southwestern Shrimp

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Use a parchment packet to keep the vegetables brightly-colored and crunchy and to corral all the tasty herb aromas.

Ginger Soy Shrimp

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Add a pat of butter right before baking these packets to help the flavors of the shrimp and vegetables meld.

Wasabi Shrimp-Stuffed Buns

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Pork and Lobster Egg Rolls Florentine

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Total: 45 mins

Devils on Horseback

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Bacon-wrapped shrimp and a tangy mayonnaise sauce make this appetizer, which is fun to serve at Halloween.

Total: 1 hr

Herbed Shrimp and Tomatoes

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An refreshing appetizer recipe for any occasion. Shrimp cocktail is extra divine when cherry tomatoes and fresh basil are tossed in just before serving.

Cucumber Bruschetta with Grilled Shrimp & Crab Salad

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Grilled shrimp adds irresistible smoky flavor to this vibrant blend of delicate crab meat, sweet peppers, bright citrus, and rich, buttery avocado. Serving the bruschetta atop cool and refreshing cucumber enhances the experience even more. Most of the avocado sold in supermarkets is still in its unripened stage. To ripen, place avocados in a paper bag and set aside at room temperature for 2-4 days. When the fruit is soft to the touch, it is ready for use.

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