7 Delicious Seafood Recipes

Striking a healthy balance in your diet doesn’t always come easily. Trying to make sure you’re getting the right combination of fiber, protein and carbohydrates can be enough to drive anyone crazy. However, adding a few seafood recipes to your family’s weekly dinner plan can be a spectacular way to feed your body exactly what it needs. Seafood is high in protein and low in fat. It also boosts brain power and may lower cholesterol. So the next time you’re puzzling over what to cook or wondering how to change things up, try one of these mouthwatering (and easy-to-make!) seafood recipes.

Don’t feel like cooking? Check out these 16 seafood restaurants instead.

But, no matter where you decide to have your seafood, make sure you follow these smart seafood guidelines to ensure that you’re only choosing fish that’s healthy for you and the environment.

Spicy Seafood Tagliatelle

seafood recipes: Spicy Seafood Tagliatelle from I Am A Food Blog

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I Am A Food Blog knows exactly how to spice things up. With scallops, shrimp and even squid, this spicy seafood tagliatelle is zesty and flavorful in all the right ways. 

Pineapple Shrimp Barley Salad

seafood recipes: Pineapple Shrimp Barley Salad from Kevin Is Cooking

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Channel the tropics even as the weather cools off with this recipe from Kevin Is Cooking that features shrimp, pineapple, bell peppers, cilantro and slivered almonds. 

Wild Salmon Cakes with Avocado Arugula Salad

seafood recipes: Wild Salmon Cakes from Food Babe

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In only 10 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes of cook time, you can have a delicious salmon dinner any day of the week thanks to this recipe from Food Babe 

Baked Thai Shrimp Wontons

seafood recipes: Baked Thai Shrimp Wontons from Healthy Nibbles and Bits

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Healthy Nibbles and Bits crispy wontons, filled with shrimp or prawns, savoy cabbage, cloves, lemongrass and ginger, are perfect for your next dinner party or football Sunday get-together.  

Steamed Mussels With Black Bean, Coconut and Ginger Broth

seafood recipes: Steamed Mussels from Top With Cinnamon

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You’ll want to slurp up every last drop of this warming, brothy bowl from Top With Cinnamon that’s both dairy- and egg-free (and can be made gluten-free too).

Creamy Lemon Lobster Pappardelle

seafood recipes: Creamy Lemon Lobster Pappardelle from Running to the Kitchen

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Impress your guests with this deliciously elegant dish from Running To The Kitchen. The creamy Meyer lemon goat cheese sauce will have everyone singing your praises.

Quick Salmon Chowder

Crumb delivers a chowder that’s full of heart-healthy salmon, Russet potatoes and corn (a hearty way to fill up on busy weeknights after school). 

 

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Rebeca-Ballesteros

Rebeca Ballesteros is a former Make It Better intern and senior at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. While working toward a bachelor’s degree in English/Communication, she enjoys reading books by her favorite authors Jodi Picoult and Emily Giffin.