Popular Fish and Seafood Recipes

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.

Donatellas Cavatelli with Spicy Shrimp

If only we could all have an Italian grandmother who would teach us to prepare fresh pasta. This is the next best thing. Peppery arugula and shrimp are tossed in a red pepper oil, before joining the cavatelli in a symphony of flavor. Add some breadsticks and dinner is served.

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Donatellas Cavatelli with Spicy Shrimp

Fruit-and-Nut Chili

Sweet peppers, fragrant garlic, and an aromatic blend of spices (including curry powder and cinnamon) make this chili flavorful. The addition of cocoa powder, almonds, and tart, crisp apples makes it uniquely enticing. Almonds, like all nuts, are susceptible to rancidity due to their high fat content. For optimal shelf life, store almonds in a air-tight container in the freezer, for 3-6 months.

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Fruit-and-Nut Chili

Nantucket Swordfish with Browned Butter & Sauteed Pecans

Swordfish harvested in US waters -- not long ago endangered -- is now considered by ocean ecologists to be a "best choice" seafood selection. White, mild and meaty-textured fish such as swordfish needs little embellishment but a simple , nutty brown butter sauce like this one.

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Nantucket Swordfish with Browned Butter & Sauteed Pecans

Salt-Crusted Shrimp with Greek Islands Dipping Sauce

Salt-crusted shrimp shine when dipped in a simple lemony dipping sauce. "Jumbo" or "Colossal" shrimp are labeled "U-10," which means that there are 10 or less shrimp per pound.

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Salt-Crusted Shrimp with Greek Islands Dipping Sauce

Cajun Snapper with Red Beans & Rice

The classic flavors of Cajun country come out to play in this wonderfully simple main dish, perfect for busy weeknights. When buying fresh fish, pay close attention to the smell. Fresh snapper should smell slightly sweet, and a little salty, like clean sea-water. If it smells "fishy" at all, it has turned, and is not safe for consumption.

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Cajun Snapper with Red Beans & Rice

Creamy and Comforting Corn Chowder

Consider this rich and creamy corn chowder for toting to tailgate parties -- it's a real warmer-upper! Cut leek lengthwise and rinse well before chopping, because leeks tend to harbor field dirt and sand between their many layers.

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Creamy and Comforting Corn Chowder

Seafood Bouillabaisse

Add a little French flair to your table with this shrimp, scallop, mussel, and whitefish-loaded soup. Check fresh mussels carefully before adding to the broth and discard any mussels that gap open and do not close when tapped lightly with a finger.

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Seafood Bouillabaisse

Clam Chowder with Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

Truly a meal in a bowl, this substantial clam chowder is made extra luscious with the addition of whipping cream. Parmesano Reggiano cheese, the pride of Parma, Italy, is so flavorful that even the smallest amount packs this chowder with punch.

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Clam Chowder with Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

Grilled Chile-Lime Shrimp

Fresh citrus provides beautiful balance to these smoky and spicy grilled shrimp. Shrimp are marketed according to size, with numbers denoting how many individual shrimp are in one pound. For example, medium-sized shrimp are packaged (and labeled) 31-35 shrimp per pound, while jumbo shrimp are packaged at 11-15 per pound.

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Grilled Chile-Lime Shrimp

Herbed Salmon

With a fragrant blend of herbs and bright lemon, this beautifully simple dish allows the naturally sweet-richness of salmon to sing. When buying fresh fish, pay close attention to the smell. Fresh salmon should smell slightly sweet, and a little salty, like clean sea-water. If it smells "fishy" at all, it has turned, and is not safe for consumption.

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Herbed Salmon

Herbed Salmon

Lemon and snipped fresh herbs garnish this easy-to-make salmon filet. Serve with rice or potatoes for a healthy meal in under 30 minutes.

From Midwest Living

Herbed Salmon

Grains & Fruit Summer Salad

Rich in vitamins and minerals, this brilliant summer salad is a wholly satisfying low-calorie stunner. Serve alongside juicy chicken or a succulent steak, or top with grilled shrimp for a healthy complete meal in only half an hour!

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Grains & Fruit Summer Salad

Cheesy Tilapia Panini with Apple-Carrot Slaw

Perfect for lunch at home or on the go, this cheesy tilapia panini packs a punch. Add a side of apple-carrot slaw for a healthy meal that's simple to make.

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Cheesy Tilapia Panini with Apple-Carrot Slaw

Herbed Cheese-Stuffed Salmon

To prepare this main dish recipe, a pocket is cut all the way through the fish that encases semi-soft garlic and herb cheese.

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Herbed Cheese-Stuffed Salmon

Smoked Salmon and Roasted-Red Pepper Frittata

This quick and easy smoked salmon and roasted-red pepper frittata is perfect for any meal.

From Midwest Living

Smoked Salmon and Roasted-Red Pepper Frittata

Sweet & Sassy Walleye Chowder in Bread Bowls

From Midwest Living

Sweet & Sassy Walleye Chowder in Bread Bowls

Cajun Shrimp and Corn Bread Casserole

This dumpling-topped shrimp casserole brings a taste of New Orleans to your kitchen no matter where you live.

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Cajun Shrimp and Corn Bread Casserole

Mediterranean Salmon & Noodle Bowl

An enticing combination of salmon, fettuccine noodles, baby spinach, and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing is the perfect weeknight recipe that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.

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Mediterranean Salmon & Noodle Bowl

Mediterranean Salmon & Noodle Bowl

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Mediterranean Salmon & Noodle Bowl

Citrus Salsa Salmon

This salmon recipe features a refreshing blend of oranges, cherry tomatoes, and grapefruit. Ready in under 30 minutes, it's a perfect meal anytime.

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Citrus Salsa Salmon

Bruschetta

Fresh chives are a welcome addition to this low-fat, tomato based bruschetta spread. A taste sensation when made with summer-ripe tomatoes.

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Bruschetta

Wasabi-Glazed Whitefish with Vegetable Slaw

Wasabi, the Japanese horseradish condiment, adds fiery heat to this low calorie fish and vegetable dinner. Find wasabi--in powdered or paste form--in specialty stores and supermarkets.

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Wasabi-Glazed Whitefish with Vegetable Slaw

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

Smoked salmon is a welcome substitute for traditional ham or Canadian bacon in this unique take on Eggs Benedict. Make your own hollandaise sauce with dry mustard, sour cream and lemon juice.

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Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

Camarrones a la Crema

Shrimp in cream sauce is a delightful dinner option for any weeknight. Serve this Mexican entree over rice or roll a scoop of shrimp and vegetables inside a tortilla.

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Camarrones a la Crema

Teriyaki Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

Soak the wooden plank in water for an hour before you grill to prevent flare-ups while cooking this fresh and fruity salmon dinner.

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Teriyaki Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

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