Skip to content

20 Fast and Easy Seafood Recipes

    Tired of the weeknight beef and chicken rotation? Try all 20 of these fast and easy seafood recipes, on the table in no time at all!

    We all deal with the busy weeknight grind. Getting kids home from school and off to practice. Coming home from work to chores that need to be done or fitting in a workout before the day ends. Sometimes you just need something quick for dinner.

    Easy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa Recipe

    While most of us love ordering seafood when dining out in restaurants, it can be intimidating to cook it at home. Friends, I’m here to let you in on a little secret: almost all fish and shellfish recipes are ready in less than 20 minutes.

    whitefish with lemon slices on top

    Not only that, by keeping a well-stocked freezer full of seafood, you’re never very far away from a meal that is high-protein, flavorful, healthy, and delicious.

    Liz and Vince Making Fish Escovitch

    Ready to get started? Below is a round-up of my FAVORITE quick and flavorful seafood recipes for you to cook at home. Whether you’re looking to recreate your favorite restaurant dish or simply need an idea for that bag of shrimp you have on hand, I promise I have a seafood recipe with your name on it.

    Healthy Grilled Salmon on a plate

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I substitute a different kind of fish?

    Most likely yes. Many of the marinades, pasta, glazes, and soups can easily use different types of fish. Just know that you may need to adjust your cooking time or style.

    Where do you buy fish?

    There’s usually no reason to go to a specialty fish market; your grocery store likely has a great seafood section at affordable prices. However, if you want to look for something extra special, you can try your local Asian market.

    Should I get fresh or frozen fish?

    While fresh fish is amazing, you might live where it’s hard to come by. And that’s okay. Any of these recipes work just as well with frozen or fresh fish. I recommend always having a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer for an easy weeknight meal.

    Why is fish considered healthy?

    The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least two times per week as part of a healthy diet.

    Fish contain Omega-3 Fatty Acids which are good for the prevention of heart disease.

    Seafood is also full of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium for strong bones, teeth, and maintenance of important systems and cells.

    While some of these recipes are standalone meals (like the Pesto Shrimp Pasta) and some are appetizers (like the Tuna Ceviche), I thought it might also help to share some of my favorite quick sides to go with seafood dishes. Favorites at my house include:

    Next time you’re out of ideas for your weekly menu, try some of these 20 fast and easy seafood recipes!

    Your table is waiting.

    20 Fast and Easy Seafood Recipes

    Lemon Butter Baked White Fish

    4.59 stars average
    20 minutes
    This 15-minute baked white fish dinner recipe is easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. Ideal for any mild white fish!
    MAKE THIS RECIPE Pin Recipe
    Fast WhiteFish easy

    Lightened Seafood Chowder

    4.84 stars average
    40 minutes
    This lightened seafood chowder is packed with hearty vegetables, fish, and shrimp in a light and fragrant broth made with sweet corn and a little kick of heat.
    MAKE THIS RECIPE Pin Recipe
    Light Seafood Chowder

    Fresh & Flavorful Tuna Ceviche

    4.80 stars average
    30 minutes
    This fresh and flavorful tuna ceviche recipe is made with a few simple ingredients and is ready to enjoy in just 20 minutes!
    MAKE THIS RECIPE Pin Recipe
    Homemade Tuna Ceviche Recipe HR

    Honey Mustard Salmon

    4.45 stars average
    20 minutes
    A quick and easy weeknight dinner, roasted salmon is brushed with a fresh and flavorful honey mustard sauce the whole family will love.
    MAKE THIS RECIPE Pin Recipe
    Honey mustard salmon

    Jamaican Escovitch Fish

    4.41 stars average
    40 minutes
    This authentic Jamaican seafood recipe is traditionally made with red snapper sauteed with a sweet, tangy, and slightly spicy mixture of peppers, carrots and onions.
    MAKE THIS RECIPE Pin Recipe
    Jamaican Fish Escovitch Snapper

    How To Make Vietnamese Spring Rolls

    3.67 stars average
    15 minutes
    Quick to prepare and can be served as an entree or healthy appetizer, this is my step-by-step tutorial for making homemade Vietnamese spring rolls at home.
    MAKE THIS RECIPE Pin Recipe
    vietnamese spring rolls 1

    Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Peas

    5 stars
    20 minutes
    A quick and easy dinner recipe, this pesto pasta with shrimp and peas comes together in just 15 minutes!
    MAKE THIS RECIPE
    Easy Pesto Pasta with Shrimp Recipe

    New England Baked Scallops with Panko

    3.89 stars average
    30 minutes
    A New England favorite, Bay scallops are tossed in butter and coated in a lemon and garlic panko topping then baked until golden and bubbly.
    MAKE THIS RECIPE Pin Recipe
    Baked scallops with panko 2

    Mediterranean Sautéed Shrimp

    4.86 stars average
    25 minutes
    This 15-minute seafood recipe is made with shrimp, peppers and onion sautéed with garlic and white wine then finished with feta cheese.
    MAKE THIS RECIPE Pin Recipe
    Sauteed Shrimp with Feta

    Vietnamese Shrimp Salad

    5 stars average
    15 minutes
    This light and refreshing Vietnamese Shrimp Salad is made with crisp cucumber, meaty shrimp, and tangy chili paste to emulate your favorite fresh rolls in a bowl!
    MAKE THIS RECIPE
    Vietnamese Shrimp Salad 07 WEB

    Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Shrimp

    5 stars
    15 minutes
    Shrimp is tossed with olive oil, lemon and garlic then roasted in a sheet pan until firm and bright pink. This 15 minute dinner recipe is going to be a new go-to!
    MAKE THIS RECIPE Pin Recipe
    Roasted Lemon Shrimp

    Soba Broth Bowls with Shrimp and Bok Choy

    5 stars
    13 minutes
    These fragrant Asian noodle bowls are made with soba, shrimp and bok choy in a fragrant ginger-infused broth. 
    MAKE THIS RECIPE Pin Recipe
    Soba Noodle Bowls with Shrimp and Bok Choy

    Spicy Tuna Pasta Puttanesca

    4 stars average
    25 minutes
    This fast and easy pasta recipe is quick, spicy and delicious. Made with common pantry ingredients, the whole meal comes together in less than 15 minutes!
    MAKE THIS RECIPE Pin Recipe
    spicy tuna puttanesca 1

    Honey Soy Glazed Salmon

    5 stars average
    11 minutes
    The ultimate fast weeknight dinner recipe, this Honey Soy Glazed Salmon comes together in less than 15 minutes!
    MAKE THIS RECIPE
    Honey Soy Glazed Salmon - an easy broiled seafood dinner recipe

    Thai Basil Shrimp

    3.69 stars average
    15 minutes
    A quick and easy stir-fry recipe, Thai Basil Shrimp is full of flavor and ready in just 15 minutes. Perfect for busy weeknights!
    MAKE THIS RECIPE Pin Recipe
    Thai Basil Shrimp

    Caribbean Fish Soup (Fish Tea)

    4.49 stars average
    40 minutes
    This fragrant broth-based Caribbean fish soup, also known as fish tea, is made with hearty veggies, potatoes and various types of fish and seafood.
    MAKE THIS RECIPE Pin Recipe
    Easy Caribbean Fish Soup

    Caribbean Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

    5 stars average
    14 minutes
    A quick and easy 15-minute dinner recipe, these Caribbean spiced shrimp tacos are topped with a sweet and spicy mango jalapeño salsa. 
    MAKE THIS RECIPE Pin Recipe
    Caribbean Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa Recipe

    Kung Pao Shrimp

    5 stars
    20 minutes
    A healthy version of the Chinese takeout classic, my Kung Pao Shrimp is sweet, spicy and perfectly balanced. Ready in 20 minutes!
    Pin Recipe
    Healthy Kung Pao Shrimp Recipe

    Baked Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

    4.13 stars average
    23 minutes
    These fresh and flavorful baked fish tacos with mango salsa are made with broiled tilapia and topped with a sweet and spicy mango salsa.
    MAKE THIS RECIPE Pin Recipe
    Fish tacos with mango salsa

    Asian Noodle Soup with Shrimp and Wontons

    4.30 stars average
    15 minutes
    This fast and flavorful Asian noodle soup recipe is made with chicken wontons, shrimp and vermicelli rice noodles.
    MAKE THIS RECIPE Pin Recipe
    Wonton Soup with Shrimp and Rice Noodles - a fast 10 minute Asian soup recipe
    nv-author-image

    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.