Seafood is a popular choice for many families. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply looking for new recipes, you’ll find plenty of inspiration here.
From Simple Grilled Tuna Steaks to Grilled Shrimp and Sausage Skewers, here are some of our favorite seafood recipes that will impress your guests.
Grilled Shrimp and Sausage Skewers
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. In a large bowl, combine shrimp, sausage, olive oil, garlic, smoked paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Toss to combine. Thread shrimp and sausage onto skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before using).
Grill skewers for 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until shrimp are pink and slightly charred and sausage is cooked through. Remove from grill and serve with lemon wedges.
A mixture of butter, cilantro, lime juice, honey and hot sauce will help cut through the fattiness of the meat. This combination of sweet and spicy flavors is sure to please any palate.
Serve this dish with rice or quinoa pilaf for an easy side dish that goes well with grilled meats such as steak or chicken breast.
Easy Pan-Seared Cod
Cod is a firm, white fish with a mild flavor that’s low in cholesterol and high in protein. It’s easy to pan-sear, making it great for guests who prefer their seafood on the lighter side. On its own, cod pairs well with roasted potatoes or steamed vegetables and a lemon wedge (or two).
You can also serve it with an easy sauce like pesto or butter sauce for those looking for something extra special.
Seafood paella is a Spanish dish that can be made with various seafood. This recipe calls for mussels, clams, and prawns (shrimp), but feel free to swap out your favorites for whatever looks best at the market.
Simple Grilled Tuna Steaks
Grilled tuna is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to prepare fish. Not only can you use it as a main course for dinner parties, but it also makes for a great summertime lunch when paired with a salad or other side dish.
The biggest key to grilling tuna steaks is not overcooking them—cooking them on high heat will char the outside too much before they’re cooked. Instead, grill your tuna steaks at medium-low heat (400 degrees Fahrenheit) until they reach an internal temperature of 125 degrees Fahrenheit—the perfect temperature for medium-rare tuna!
Once your grilled tuna steaks have been removed from the grill, serve them topped with a simple sauce made of minced shallots, lemon juice and olive oil blended in a food processor or blender. You can also add fresh herbs like parsley or basil if you want extra flavor; parsley complements the meaty flavor of this fish nicely while adding some color contrast too!
Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Sauce
Fish tacos are a classic, versatile dish you can make with just about any fish, shrimp, or scallops. The filling can also be varied with a variety of vegetables and sauces.
For example, you can use grilled corn or sautéed green beans instead of lettuce for a crunchier texture. Or perhaps you like sweet potato fries instead of tortilla chips?
Seafood can make a delicious meal any time of the year. It is one of the most popular types of protein in the world. It’s easy to cook, delicious, and can be prepared in various ways.