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.
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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Jamaican Rice and Peas
- Lebanese Chopped Vegetable Salad
- Greek Roasted Vegetables
- Asian Chopped Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing
- Grilled Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries
Next time you’re out of ideas for your weekly menu, try some of these 20 fast and easy seafood recipes!
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