I thought it might be useful this week to round up some simple seafood recipes for fish-on-Friday — or, for any day of the week, really! So, here are eleven seafood recipes to get you thinking about the many different ways to incorporate more fish and shrimp into your diet.
Eleven Simple Seafood Recipes
If you are looking for a quick all-in-one 30 minute weeknight dinner option, these easy flounder & asparagus packets fit the bill quite nicely! So spring-y, too — and naturally gluten free and low carb. (You can substitute tilapia, pollock, or another firm white fish of choice if you don’t have flounder on hand.)
While we’re doing packets, it’s super easy to take these in any of a number of directions by changing up the veggies and seasonings you choose to include. For instance, you could try these easy tilapia packets with broccoli and mushrooms for a change of pace.
Another great low carb option, this 25 minute almond Parmesan crusted low carb cod with garlicky spinach recipe uses crushed almonds & shredded Parmesan to mimic breading and to bring in a burst of flavor and crunch. So simple, yet so tasty.
While we’re enjoying that Parmesan flavor, how about some garlic shrimp with roasted cauliflower, white beans, and tomatoes — all broiled up in a cast iron skillet (I do so recommend that every kitchen contain a cast iron skillet) — with a little shredded Parmesan to take it all over the top!
Or, why not go a different direction with your shrimp this week, with this 30 minute easy shrimp fried rice recipe. Who needs takeout, when it’s just this easy to make your own fried rice at home?
Breakfast for dinner is always a fun change of pace, and this smoked salmon scramble recipe is just so creamy and satisfying! If you’re a fan of lox & cream cheese, you’ll be a fan of this deliciously different dinner option.
Breakfast for dinner, or lunch for dinner… give yourself 15 minutes with some canned yellowtail and a little rice, avocado, and pantry staples, and you’ll have yourself these lovely yellowtail Poke-inspired bowls!
Now, let’s spice things up a bit! Easy spice rubbed fish tacos take just 25 minutes to throw together with some quick-cooking tilapia in a tangy marinade, then serve these with your own favorite taco fixings.
Prefer your tacos on the smaller side? Wonton wrappers make the perfect little adorable cups for these Alaska pollock mini fish tacos, giving you a different twist on taco night (or the tastiest little appetizers).
Alternatively, you can always convert those tacos into a taco salad. Start with this chipotle lime shrimp marinade & dressing for shrimp taco salad! As always, just serve with your own favorite taco salad fixings.
Last but not least… you can’t go wrong with the classics, and lemon garlic butter goes well with all sorts of fish. For instance, try this sheet pan salmon and green beans with lemon garlic butter recipe, a simple all-in-one meal!
You’re now ready for the seafood diet…
As the old saying goes: I see food… Or, at least, you have a few ideas to help you get started on the myriad ways to enjoy fish and shrimp on any busy weeknight. What’s your own favorite easy seafood dinner?