Quick-Fix Seafood Suppers
Your family will love the fresh flavors of shrimp tacos, fish po’boys, grilled Greek snapper, and more. Whip up one of these recipes for dinner tonight.
Ready in 20 Minutes
Grilling adds smoky flavor fast. First, make sure your grill is clean and hot. Flip once, and don't rush. The fish is ready to turn when it releases easily from the grate without tugging or tearing.
Recipe: Grilled Triggerfish
This recipe requires almost no effort for maximum reward. Just 10 minutes in the oven plus our special sauce equals tender, juicy shrimp with a kick.
Ready in 35 Minutes
This method makes French-style cooking easy. Each parcel of fish and veggies steams with its own delicious juices (a technique called en papillote). The package concentrates the flavors, and when opened at the table, it releases a dramatic cloud of aromatic steam.
This is the secret to restaurant-quality fish. The magic happens on the bottom of the pan where the fish forms an even, crisp crust. The sauce seals the deal.
Crab cakes aren't as hard as they might seem. This recipe will have crab cakes on the table in less than 30 minutes. Toss together arugula, grape tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt to serve with your crab cakes.
Recipe: Crunchy Crab Cakes
In New Orleans, this dish is a staple on restaurant menus. While the shrimp are baking to perfection, you can add some frozen Texas toast to the oven. The bread is perfect for sopping up the rich butter sauce on the shrimp.
Recipe: Barbecue Shrimp
Ready in 20 Minutes
This Asian-inspired meal is ready in just 20 minutes! Don't let the name scare you—if you don't like spicy foods, just use less Szechuan sauce. Add additional cilantro and lime juice for extra flavor.
Recipe: Spicy Shrimp Noodle Bowl
Pickled okra and shrimp make a perfect combination for a fresh, spring salad. Try this recipe tonight for dinner with a side of cheesy French bread.
Recipe: Pickled Okra and Shrimp Salad
Frozen fish fillets make it easy to bring New Orleans flavor to your meal. Top French bread with quick, zesty Creole spread then add fish and lettuce. Cut kitchen time with frozen bread, or pick up a loaf from your grocery store.
Recipe: Zesty Fish Po’Boys
Make coleslaw up to 24 hours in advance to jump-start this recipe.
Recipe: Tempura Shrimp Tacos
Parsley, garlic, lemon, and mint lend flavor to this simple poached fish.
Recipe: Poached Salmon
Prepare tuna salad in advance for an instant meal from the fridge. Cucumber, onion, Granny Smith apple, and a Lemon Aïoli elevate the taste of canned tuna to extraordinary. Serve on bread or over a bed of salad greens.
Recipe: Tuna Salad With Lemon Aïoli
Pizza dough from your grocery store, local wholesaler, or favorite pizza restaurant speeds up prep time for summery pizza. Sauté shrimp with onions and red bell pepper for a flavorful complement to pesto. Cut kitchen time by substituting jarred pesto and peeled shrimp.
Recipe: Shrimp-Pesto Pizza
While flounder is a Charleston favorite, use any firm-fleshed fish, such as tilapia, grouper, or catfish. Adjust the cooking time according to the thickness of the fish.
Recipe: Sizzling Flounder
A white wine sauce filled with mushrooms, clams, and fresh herbs adds tons of flavor to this pasta dish. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Serve with a simple green salad and crusty bread.
Recipe: Linguini With Clam Sauce
This 6-ingredient fish recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes and perfect for busy weeknights. Coat the fish in panko breadcrumbs for a crispy coating. You can substitute mahi mahi, grouper, catfish, salmon, or tilapia for cod.
Recipe: Crispy Baked Cod
With only six ingredients that are full of fresh tropical flavor, there's no reason not to try this recipe. It's perfect for a quick family dinner or casual entertaining.
Recipe: Caribbean Crab Sandwich
Your family will be asking for seconds of this fresh shrimp dish served over couscous.
Easy side: Prepare 1 (10-oz.) package plain couscous according to package directions. Stir in 1⁄2 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers, 1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, and 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley.
Recipe: Lemony Shrimp and Spinach
This Greek-style shrimp became an instant favorite in our test kitchen. Better yet, it's ready to eat in just 35 minutes.
Easy side: Serve with 1 (5-oz.) package mixed salad greens and your favorite Greek dressing.
Recipe: Roasted Tomato-and-Feta Shrimp
Ready in 15 Minutes
If you have 15 minutes, pick up steamed fish from your grocery seafood counter, and create this easy seafood recipe paired with fresh salsa.
Recipe: Greek Salsa Salad with Grouper
Aluminum foil can be subbed for parchment to make the packets.
"This is an updated version of my favorite dinner as a kid," says Test Kitchen Specialist Vanessa McNeil Rocchio. "Cooking the curry powder with the flour brings out the essential oils, making the dish even more flavorful.
Recipe: Curried Shrimp with Peanuts
Cook the orzo like rice, paella-style, on the stove, then top with fish, and bake. Feel free to substitute salmon for any flaky white fish.
Recipe: Skillet Orzo with Fish and Herbs
A tangy avocado-buttermilk sauce gives these simple croquettes fresh appeal. Serve them with lettuce or on soft hamburger buns.
Recipe: Tuna Croquettes
This tropical pairing of sweet and savory will wake up tired taste buds at the dinner table.
Recipe: Shrimp-and-Black Bean Stir-Fry