60+ Seafood Recipes to Get You Through the Lenten Season and Beyond
Many Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent and get creative with fish dishes instead. Whether you celebrate the Lenten season or not, keep things interesting with a delicious seafood spread. From Asian salmon kebabs to the easiest baked lemon salmon to crispy coconut shrimp, these recipes will provide plenty of inspiration.
— Additional reporting by Laura Marie Meyers and Lauren Harano
Baked Lemon Salmon With Creamy Dill Sauce
Even picky eaters can get on board with this Baked Lemon Salmon With Creamy Dill Sauce.
You won't find a recipe much faster (or easier) than Shrimp Scampi; if you start with prepeeled shrimp, it can come together in as little as 15 minutes.
Sometimes it's fun to make a meal out of an appetizer instead of a main dish, like with this Coconut Shrimp. Just add a simple salad or some roasted vegetables to round it out.
Salmon With Crispy Cabbage and Kale
Roasted on one sheet pan, this Salmon With Crispy Cabbage and Kale recipe also requires minimum cleanup.
Buffalo Shrimp Skewers
Served with a blue-cheese dipping sauce and a green salad (or plenty of celery), these Buffalo Shrimp Skewers aren't just for game day.
Seared Scallops With Parsnip Puree
Far simpler to make than you'd imagine, these Seared Scallops With Parsnip Puree are rich and creamy.
Boxty With Salmon
For breakfast (or breakfast for dinner), you can do no better than Irish potato pancakes topped with smoked salmon, thanks to this Boxty With Salmon recipe.
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp
Snappy, succulent, and savory, Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp will quickly enter your meal rotation.
Grilled Fish Tacos With Cucumber-Mango-Mint Salsa
With flaky, grilled white fish and a tangy salsa, these Grilled Fish Tacos With Cucumber-Mango-Mint Salsa will change up your dinner game.
Garlic Butter Shrimp
Make sure you have plenty of sliced baguette to serve with this Garlic Butter Shrimp; you'll want to mop up every last drop of the rich sauce.
Served with three sauces (cocktail, BBQ, and peanut), Shrimp Cocktail is one appetizer you'll be tempted to make an entire meal out of.
Grilled Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw and Avocado
Dress up tilapia fillets with a quick trip to the grill, and make these irresistible Grilled Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw and Avocado.
Looking for something delicious and easy to make? Add these simple Salmon Cakes to the menu and serve with sour cream.
You won't believe how simple Garlic-Soy Shrimp dish is; it only requires six ingredients, including white rice to serve it with.
Cod With Asparagus En Papillote
The fancy French name of this baked cod dish, Cod With Asparagus En Papillote, might make you assume that it's tricky to make, but that couldn't be further from the case.
Treat yourself to a few slices of Blini Pizza, which scales the classic appetizer into a lower-fuss, large-format dish.
Shrimp Zucchini Pasta Puttanesca
You won't miss the noodles in this Shrimp Zucchini Pasta Puttanesca.
Baked Shrimp With Olive Oil and Herbs
For a fresh take, bathe shrimp in olive oil and a trio of fresh herbs to make this Baked Shrimp With Olive Oil and Herbs recipe.
Served with a loaf of baguette and a simple green salad (if you're feeling fancy), Lime-Leaf-Steamed Mussels are the perfect weeknight meal.
Pan-Seared Salmon With Arugula, Zucchini, and Asparagus
Celebrate Spring with Pan-Seared Salmon With Arugula, Zucchini, and Asparagus.
Roasted Branzino With Lemon and Herbs
Cooking for a crowd? Go the whole-fish route, like in this simple Roasted Branzino With Lemon and Herbs recipe.
Cream Cheese, Lox, and Wasabi Sandwich
California roll meets sandwich in this Cream Cheese, Lox, and Wasabi Sandwich.
Slow-Cooker Seafood Stew
Shrimp, scallops, and crab cook together with potatoes and tomatoes for a hearty Slow-Cooker Seafood Stew.
Salmon en Papillote With Cherry Tomatoes and Fennel
Make a dinner that will impress everyone with this Salmon en Papillote With Cherry Tomatoes and Fennel recipe.
Salmon and Asparagus
For a traditional and delicious meal, try this light Salmon and Asparagus dinner.
Brown Rice and Tuna Sushi Bowl
Frugal California-roll-lovers, rejoice: you can still enjoy the flavors of takeout sushi without breaking the bank, thanks to this Brown Rice and Tuna Sushi Bowl. Mixed greens and brown rice combine with juicy oranges, protein-packed albacore tuna, and fresh grape tomatoes in one healthy, refreshing meal.
Soba Noodle Stir-Fry With Salmon and Edamame
With hints of ginger and savory noodles, this Soba Noodle Stir-Fry With Salmon and Edamame is a great meal for lunch or dinner.
Slow-Cooker Cajun Corn and Shrimp Chowder
Corn and shrimp just go together, and this Slow-Cooker Cajun Corn and Shrimp Chowder dinner proves it.
Mexican Grilled Salmon Salad With Avocado Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing
This Mexican Grilled Salmon Salad With Avocado Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing will get you to the grill!
Sauté up this Buttered Scallop dish in less than 20 minutes for your next seafood-inspired meal.
Asian Salmon Kebabs With Pineapple, Red Onion, and Zucchini
Kebab-lovers, unite! These Asian Salmon Kebabs With Pineapple, Red Onion, and Zucchini bring all the best flavors that will leave you begging for more.
Grilled Salmon Tacos With Avocado Salsa
Fish tacos are all the rage, and these Grilled Salmon Tacos With Avocado Salsa are too good to pass up.
Slow-Cooker Low Country Boil
If you are observing Lent, you can simply take out the sausage and make this Slow-Cooker Low Country Boil recipe. Bonus: using a slow-cooker liner helps keep cleanup a breeze.
Gwyneth Paltrow's Seafood Salad
Eat like Gwyneth Paltrow by creating this seamless Seafood Salad, made affordable with ingredients from Trader Joe's.
Garlic Herb Oven-Baked Paleo Cod Cakes
Crispy, flavorful, and damn delicious, these Garlic Herb Oven-Baked Paleo Cod Cakes will melt in your mouth.
Slow-Cooker Coconut Rice and Mango Shrimp
This Slow-Cooker Coconut Rice and Mango Shrimp recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients yet sounds so exotic. The best part is it comes together in one hour in the slow cooker.
Tuna Nicoise Pasta Salad
Combine a can of tuna over a bed of pasta and deviled eggs to create this Tuna Nicoise Pasta Salad. Easy as that!
Bring out the bold taste of salmon and the rich flavor of teriyaki with this Teriyaki Salmon dish.
Slow-Cooker Spicy Gumbo
Andouille sausage gives this Slow-Cooker Spicy Gumbo heat, but if you're abstaining from meat during Lent, sub other hearty fish like oysters, clams, and crab claws. You can then add a little more Cajun seasoning to amp up the flavor.
Shrimp Fajitas in Foil
Never pass up fajitas! These Shrimp Fajitas in Foil are easy to make and easy to clean up! A win-win for everyone.
Spiralized Sushi Bowl With Salmon Sashimi and Ginger-Miso Dressing
Want the flavors of dining out without actually leaving the house? Try making this Spiralized Sushi Bowl With Salmon Sashimi and Ginger-Miso Dressing and be prepared to be amazed.
One-Pan Parmesan Salmon With Broccoli
As the name implies, this One-Pan Parmesan Salmon With Broccoli can be made in one pan, making this dish easier than ever to cook up.
Grilled Vegetable and Salmon Salad
Get your daily dose of nutrients (and big flavor) with this Grilled Vegetable and Salmon Salad.
Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry
If you are craving crunchy, rich shrimp, this Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry recipe is calling your name.
Paleo Tuna Green Chile Zoodle Casserole
Wholesome, healthy, and hearty, this Paleo Tuna Green Chile Zoodle Casserole will make all of your dinner dreams come true.
Slow-Cooker Crab Dip
Packed with umami ingredients giving it a rich, savory taste, this Slow-Cooker Crab Dip will be pretty difficult to stray from.
Low-Carb Paleo Salmon Cakes
Pair these Low-Carb Paleo Salmon Cakes with a salad, soup, or other fish dish.
Slow-Cooker Clam Chowder
Canned clams and oysters make this Slow-Cooker Clam Chowder easy to prepare in a slow cooker with little fuss.
Lemon-Herb Salmon and Zucchini
With tangy lemon and moist salmon, this Lemon-Herb Salmon and Zucchini dish pairs all the best flavors for your taste buds.
Slow-Cooker Chili-Lime Shrimp and Rice Bowl
Craving some festive, fresh flavors? This Slow-Cooker Chili-Lime Shrimp and Rice Bowl features onion, jalapeño, lime juice, and chili garlic sauce to spice things up.
Garlic Shrimp With Quinoa
Turn this Garlic Shrimp With Quinoa dish into a big bowl and add as many veggies and herbs as you want.
Quinoa Shrimp Fried Rice
For a healthier spin on fried rice, this Quinoa Shrimp Fried Rice will exceed all expectations.
If you're looking for an easy dinner with maximum protein and minimum prep time, try this Panko-Crusted Fish recipe. It only takes 20 minutes to make and packs a whopping 36 grams of protein per serving. Hello, new favorite post-gym dinner!
Honey-Garlic-Thyme Salmon Baked in Foil
Sweet, savory, and oh so good, this Honey-Garlic-Thyme Salmon Baked in Foil will be your favorite dinner of the week.
Fish Tacos With Greek Yogurt Crema
Get ready for your taste buds to go bonkers, because this healthy Fish Tacos With Greek Yogurt Crema recipe is chock-full of flavor. The white fish is seasoned with paprika and cumin, a combo that packs a powerful punch, while the tacos are topped with sweet mango salsa, Greek yogurt crema, and sliced avocado.
Slow-Roasted Cod With Glazed Acorn Squash
You will be surprised at how easy this Slow-Roasted Cod With Glazed Acorn Squash recipe is. Not to mention, it is also bursting with flavor.
Lemon Orzo Shrimp
If you want to blow your dinner guests away with all-new flavors, whip up this Lemon Orzo Shrimp and prepare to have them asking for seconds.
Slow-Cooker Garlic-Butter Shrimp and Quinoa
Once the slow cooker has fully cooked the quinoa, fold the raw shrimp inside of it and you have just made this Slow-Cooker Garlic-Butter Shrimp and Quinoa dish!