25 Seafood Dinner Ideas That You Need to Try

25 Seafood Dinner Ideas That You Need to Try

It can be pretty difficult to come up with delicious ways to incorporate more seafood into your diet. We get it. You're sick of regular fish and chips and so are we! That's why we thought of some great think-outside-the-box type meals that will help you get your Omegas. Whether you're a seasoned seafood chef or just looking to add some new flavours to your dinner routine, these 25 seafood recipes are a must-try. From classic dishes to some unique twists, there's something here for every palate.

1. Classic Lobster Roll

Nothing screams summer like a classic lobster roll. Loaded with fresh, juicy lobster meat and a touch of mayo, served in a lightly toasted bun, it’s simplicity at its finest. Pair it with some crispy fries or a fresh salad for the perfect meal.

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2. Garlic Butter Shrimp

This dish is a garlic lover's dream! Succulent shrimp are sautéed in a rich garlic butter sauce, delivering a flavor that’s both bold and comforting. Serve it over a bed of pasta or with crusty bread to soak up that delicious sauce.

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3. Grilled Salmon with Lemon Herb

Healthy and flavorful, grilled salmon with a lemon herb marinade is a winner. The tangy lemon and herbs perfectly complement the rich flavour of the salmon. It's an easy yet elegant dish that's sure to impress.

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4. Crab Cakes with Spicy Aioli

These crab cakes are crispy on the outside and packed with tender crab meat on the inside. Served with a spicy aioli, they make for a delightful appetizer or a light main course. 

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5. Clam Chowder

For those chilly evenings, nothing beats a bowl of creamy clam chowder. It's loaded with tender clams, potatoes, and a hint of smoky bacon. Serve it with oyster crackers for a comforting meal.

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6. Cajun Shrimp and Grits

Add a little Southern flair to your dinner with Cajun shrimp and grits. Spicy, flavorful shrimp atop creamy, buttery grits make for an unbeatable combination. It’s a dish that’s hearty and packed with flavor.

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7. Baked Cod with Panko Crust

This baked cod recipe is a healthier alternative to fried fish without sacrificing taste. The panko crust adds a delightful crunch, while the fish stays moist and flaky. It's simple, delicious, and perfect for a weeknight dinner.

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8. Seafood Paella

Bring the flavours of Spain to your kitchen with seafood paella. It's a medley of shrimp, mussels, clams, and saffron rice. It might be more of a Sunday meal, because it is very labour intensive and takes a bit of time to prepare. 

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9. Seared Scallops with Lemon Butter

Seared scallops with lemon butter sauce are as luxurious as they sound. The scallops are perfectly caramelized outside and tender inside, while the lemon butter adds a rich, zesty flavour. There really is nothing quite like a lemon butter sauce to compliment your seafood. 

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10. Thai Coconut Shrimp Curry

This Thai coconut shrimp curry is a perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and creamy. Loaded with plump shrimp and vegetables, it’s a flavorful escape to Southeast Asian cuisine. Serve it over rice for a satisfying meal.

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11. Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller are a classic appetizer that always impresses. Baked with a rich topping of butter, herbs, and breadcrumbs, they're a luxurious start to any meal. It's a timeless dish with a taste of elegance.

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12. Grilled Octopus with Olive Oil and Lemon

Grilled octopus, when done right, is tender and flavorful. Drizzled with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon, it’s a simple yet exotic dish. It’s perfect for those who love to try different seafood delicacies.

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13. Linguine with White Clam Sauce

This linguine with white clam sauce is a classic Italian dish that's both elegant and easy to prepare. The clams are cooked in a garlicky white wine sauce, offering a briny depth of flavor. Tossed with al dente linguine, it's a dish that brings the seaside right to your table.

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14. Spicy Tuna Rolls

Have a homemade sushi night and make these spicy tuna rolls. With fresh tuna, a touch of spicy mayo, and perfectly cooked sushi rice, these rolls are both fun to make and delicious. 

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15. Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Fish tacos with mango salsa are the perfect mix of sweet and savoury. The fish is lightly seasoned and grilled to perfection, then topped with a fresh, zesty mango salsa. 

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16. Mussels in White Wine Sauce

Steamed mussels in a white wine sauce will have you wanting for more. Cooked with garlic, shallots, and a splash of white wine, the mussels are tender and flavourful. It’s a rustic yet elegant dish best enjoyed with a slice of crusty bread.

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17. Honey Glazed Salmon

This honey glazed salmon is a sweet and savoury dish that you won't regret making. The honey adds a gentle sweetness that complements the natural richness of the salmon. It's simple to make but so impressive in taste.

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18. Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi is a classic that never disappoints. Juicy shrimp are cooked in a garlicky, buttery sauce and then tossed with pasta or served with bread. It’s a quick and satisfying meal perfect for busy weeknights.

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19. Crispy Fried Calamari

For a taste of the sea, try crispy fried calamari. The calamari rings are lightly breaded and fried to golden perfection. Serve with a tangy marinara sauce for dipping, or even a spicy aioli. 

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20. Seafood Chowder

A hearty seafood chowder is comfort food at its best. Packed with various seafood like shrimp, scallops, and fish, and simmered in a creamy, flavorful broth, it’s a warm and filling meal ideal for colder days.

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21. Blackened Catfish

Blackened catfish is a soulful Southern dish with lots of flavors. The catfish fillets are coated in a blend of savory spices and then pan-fried to a delicious crispness. It's a simple yet flavorful meal that's sure to please.

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22. Lobster Mac and Cheese

Elevate your mac and cheese with some succulent lobster. The combination of creamy cheese sauce and tender lobster chunks makes this dish an indulgent treat. It’s perfect for special occasions or when you’re feeling a bit fancy.

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23. Prawn Pad Thai

Prawn Pad Thai is a vibrant and flavourful Thai dish. It combines stir-fried prawns with rice noodles, tossed in a tangy tamarind sauce, and topped with crushed peanuts. It’s a delicious mix of sweet, sour, and savory flavors.

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24. Squid Ink Pasta with Seafood

Squid ink pasta adds a dramatic flair and unique flavor to your seafood dish. Tossed with a medley of seafood like shrimp, scallops, and mussels, it’s a visually stunning and deliciously rich meal.

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25. Sushi Bowl with Tuna and Avocado

Deconstruct the classic sushi roll into a sushi bowl for an easy yet equally delicious option. Combine sushi rice with fresh tuna, avocado, cucumber, and a drizzle of soy sauce for a quick and healthy meal.

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