45 Simple Seafood Suppers for Dinner Tonight
Make a big splash with your weekend crowd with these no-fuss dinners. Cooking seafood at home can be intimidating, but with these easy recipes, it’ll become a staple in your dinner rotation. From simple pan-seared salmon to an abundant crawfish boil, this collection of seafood recipes suits every occasion. On warm summer nights, there’s no better way to celebrate the season than covering the patio table in newspaper and diving into a feast of boiled clams, crawfish, and potatoes. Or maybe opt for a low-key dinner packed full of fresh catches and bursting with flavor. From buttery sauces to crispy sandwiches, seafood dishes gives us seasonal tastes without being too hard to make for a crowd. Whether you’re hosting a backyard grill-out or a beachside bake (or an at-home weeknight!), all you need is some great ingredients for a deliciously easy meal. Here are some of our favorite seafood suppers.
Best-Ever Crab Cakes
Flavored with fresh herbs, lemon, and a hint of hot sauce, and coated with crunchy panko breadcrumbs, these crab cakes truly live up to their name.
Crab Cakes with Creamy Fennel-and-Radish Slaw
Simple Salmon Croquettes
Recipes: Simple Salmon Croquettes
These salmon croquettes are oh-so-easy to whip up for a sophisticated weeknight dinner. Drizzle with lemon-caper cream for an all-star pairing.
Grilled Scallop-and-Mango Salad
Recipe: Grilled Scallop-and-Mango Salad
Light scallops meet tropical, fruity mango in this summertime salad meant for beachside dining.
Buttery Garlic Shrimp
Recipe: Buttery Garlic Shrimp
Nobody can resist shrimp that’s been basted in butter and garlic. Serve this easy shrimp as an appetizer or atop pasta or rice as a main course.
Shrimp Boil Vegetable Bowls
Recipe: Shrimp Boil Vegetable Bowls
Channel the spirit of a shrimp boil with these simple weeknight dinner bowls.
Shrimp and Bacon Salad Sliders
Recipe: Shrimp and Bacon Salad Sliders
Shrimp and bacon? This unlikely combination may just be our new go-to party dish.
Recipe: Fish Fry
The art of the Southern Fish Fry is one worth mastering. This simple meal is great for summer days spent with family and friends.
Best-Ever Crab Cakes with Green Tomato Slaw
These "best-ever" crab cakes live up to their name. A green tomato slaw brings tang to these crab cakes, rounding out the dish.
Molasses-Soy Glazed Salmon and Vegetables
Salmon is one of the easiest weeknight suppers, and this molasses-soy glaze is loaded with flavor. Cook with your favorite vegetables for a fuss-free dinner.
Herbed Shrimp-and-Rice Salad
Recipe: Herbed Shrimp-and-Rice Salad
With only 15 minutes of prep time and a few ingredients, this balanced salad may be the easiest healthy dinner ever.
Southern-Style Clam Bake
Recipe: Southern-Style Clam Bake
You can’t go wrong with a big pot of seafood, and this Southern-Style Clam Bake will feed the whole family.
Recipe: Shrimp Perloo
This one-pot shrimp and rice dish serves 6, so it’s a great weeknight family dinner option. Plus, you’ll probably have leftovers to eat tomorrow!
Chef Andy Little's Swordfish Steaks
Swap out the heavy red meat for a lighter, leaner Swordfish Steak. This elegant fish entrée will leave you feeling great and satisfied.
Toasted Israeli Couscous and Shrimp
Recipe: Israeli Couscous and Shrimp
Be sure to toast your Israeli couscous before boiling to achieve a golden-brown color and fuller flavors.
Gulf Crab Cakes with Lemon Butter
We all know that the secret to great seafood is a generous splash of butter. You’ll want to make an extra batch of this bright lemon butter to keep around.
Skillet Shrimp Chilaquiles
BBQ-Glazed Cedar-Plank Slamon
Recipe: BBQ-Glazed Cedar-Plank Salmon
We love to cook salmon on a cedar plank, as it imparts the ideal amount of smoke while not overpowering the fish’s light briny flavor.
Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
Recipe: Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
There’s no better weeknight dinner solution than a big pot of gumbo. Serve this Louisiana seafood stew over rice for a hearty meal.
Recipe: Shrimp Cakes
This new take on the crab cake will be a fan favorite at your summertime potluck cookout.
Honey-Mustard Salmon with Vegetables
Top the salmon fillets with panko breadcrumbs for a salty, crunchy crust.
Shrimp Stir Fry with Bacon
Recipe: Shrimp Stir Fry with Bacon
A quick stir fry is a great weeknight dinner solution, and this shrimp dish is full of flavor, with extra richness from added bacon.
Salmon with Lemony Greens and Grains
It doesn’t get much easier than this. When pan-seared, salmon develops a beautiful golden crust that pairs well with bright citrusy greens and grains.
Easy Catfish Tacos with Slaw
Recipe: Easy Catfish Tacos with Slaw
We’ll trade our tired ground beef for this flaky, succulent catfish any day.
Teriyaki Salmon Bowls with Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Recipe: Teriyaki Salmon Bowls with Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Light salmon pairs well with salty soy sauce, and this teriyaki salmon takes the dish to a new level.
Easy BBQ Shrimp
Recipe: Easy BBQ Shrimp
Running short on time? Throw some shrimp on the grill—it’s a faithful crowd pleaser and it’ll be ready in a flash.
Fried Catfish Tacos
Recipe: Fried Catfish Tacos
Don’t have time for a full fish fry? Whip up these easy fried catfish tacos.
Easy Shrimp Scampi with Basil
Recipe: Easy Shrimp Scampi with Basil
Really impress those dinner guests with an elegant pasta dish, like this shrimp scampi. It may look complicated, but it’s oh-so-easy to prepare.
Fried Delacata Catfish
Recipe: Fried Delacata Catfish
Serve with charred lemons and, of course, a side of hush puppies.
Quick Shrimp and Corn Chowder
Recipe: Quick Shrimp and Corn Chowder
Who said you can’t enjoy a nice, warm stew in the summer months? With corn and shrimp, this chowder is light enough to eat year-round.
Seared Scallops with Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce and Orzo
This quick recipe is a great use for your garden tomatoes and basil, and you can switch the orzo out for grits or rice if you’d like.
Grilled Cajun Shrimp Kabobs with Sausage
With shrimp, sausage, and dynamic Cajun seasoning, these kabobs have a little bit of everything.
Shrimp and Grits Casserole
Recipe: Shrimp and Grits Casserole
While Southerners love enjoying shrimp and grits for breakfast, this family-style casserole is a great weeknight dinner fix.
Recipe: Crawfish Étouffée
Seriously dress up the humble crawfish in this hearty stew that’ll feed a crowd.
Chicken-and-Shrimp Kebabs with Summer Vegetables and Basil Oil
Tortilla-Crusted Tilapia with Citrus Slaw and Chipotle Tartar Sauce
Super-light, flaky tilapia gets a textured makeover with a crispy tortilla chip crust.
Foil-Pack Clams with White Wine and Herbs
Who said seafood dinners have to be elaborate? Simply toss everything in a foil pack and you’re good to go. It doesn’t get much easier than this.
Mini Shrimp Rolls
Recipe: Mini Shrimp Rolls
How cute are these miniature shrimp rolls? We may just prefer these to the classic lobster roll.
Sausage-and-Shrimp Pizzas with Spinach-Basil Pesto
Dress up the classic pizza recipe with a pesto sauce base and light shrimp to make a new summertime favorite.
Recipe: Crawfish Cakes
If you don’t want to dedicate the time or energy to making a whole crawfish boil, try these perfectly portioned Crawfish Cakes.
Recipe: Crawfish Boil
Make the most of the season with a festive crawfish boil. Invite all your friends, family, and neighbors—nobody will want to miss this feast.
Recipe: Beach ShrimpBake the ingredients all together in a dish for easy clean-up and a yummy sauce too. Serve with toasty French bread to sop it up!
Zesty Shrimp Po'boys
Recipe: Shrimp Po’boysThis New Orleans-inspired dish wraps crunchy fish fillets, a zesty Creole spread, and French bread into a mouth-watering meal for your crowd.
Grilled Triggerfish with Potato Salad
Grilled Clambake Foil Packets with Herb Butter
Toss these foil packets on the grill and you’re all set up for a summertime cookout.