Top 10 Easy Seafood Recipes
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
April 10, 2012
Filed Under Food
Contributed by Heather Vecchioni, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
When the weather’s warm, one of the first things you likely want to reach for is seafood.
And as you might know, seafood is best when it is part of simple recipes, as it lets the seafood really shine. A variety of easy seafood recipes are delicious and fun to make. So the next time you’re in the mood for some treats from the sea, try one of these super easy and tasty recipes.
10. Grilled Fish
Not only is grilled fish super easy to make, but it’s delicious and healthy, too. Simply throw a piece of tasty fish, like salmon or tuna, on the grill and let it sizzle. Easier yet, put your fish on a non-stick grill grid so that it is easy to turn and serve. You can marinate the fish before-hand in olive oil, lemon and herbs, or decide to baste it while it cooks. Either way, you’ll have a delicious fish dish in no time.
9. Crab Cakes
Known for its rich flavor, crab meat is delicious and decadent. Although it’s good on its own, crab is even better when it’s in cake-form. So mix some mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper and breadcrumbs together with the crab. Create little cakes out of the mixture, then toss them in a frying pan and cook until they are golden brown. Ready-to-cook gourmet crab cakes are delicious and a simple solution for entertaining. Serve them up alongside cocktail or tartar sauce and you’re good to go.
8. Fish Sandwich
Looking for a simple recipe that is satisfying and flavorful? Try a fish sandwich. Dredge a piece of cod in flour, then let if fry in oil until it is golden brown. Stick it on a bun with your favorite condiments and you’ve got a tasty lunch or dinner.
7. Lobster Roll
Lobster is perhaps the most extravagant seafood available. However, you can still enjoy it for cheap with this easy recipe. Start with some cooked lobster meat. Chop it up into bite-sized pieces, then throw it in a bowl. Combine it with mayonnaise, diced celery, dill and salt and pepper. Mix them together, then place them on hot dog buns. Bon appétit!
6. Salmon Burgers
Looking for a healthy alternative to beef burgers? Give salmon burgers a shot. Flake cooked salmon into small pieces, then add mayonnaise, diced onion, lime juice, egg and breadcrumbs. Add a dash of your favorite hot sauce. Use your hands to form patties, then place them in a pan and cook until they are done. This summery treat can’t be beat.
5. Sauteed Scallops
Scallops are rich, meaty and full of flavor. One easy way to prepare them is to sprinkle the seafood with salt and pepper, then place them in a pan. Allow the scallops to form a golden crust on each side. Eat them alone, or mix them with cooked noodles and lemon juice. Filling and flavorful, scallops are full of protein and are easy to prepare.
4. Shrimp Salad
There’s almost nothing as refreshing as shrimp salad. Simply chop up cooked shrimp, and mix it together with mayonnaise, onions, celery and lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste, and you’ve got a delicious treat that took no time at all to make.
3. Tuna Sandwich
This isn’t your mama’s tuna sandwich; instead it combines fresh ingredients to give a whole new taste to this traditional sandwich. Grill or saute fresh tuna, then dice it into bite-sized pieces when it is done. Toast your favorite bread, then spread ranch dressing on the slices. Place the tuna on the bread, along with lettuce, corn and roasted red peppers. After enjoying this delicious treat, you’ll never go back to canned tuna again.
2. Barbecued Salmon
This sweet and zesty treat is simple to make and even easier to enjoy. Simply coat fresh salmon with your favorite tangy barbecue sauce, then place it on the grill. The grill and the sauce give the fish a smoky flavor that is mouth-watering. Cook until the salmon is done and enjoy.
1. Grilled Shrimp
Shrimp is already delicious, and when you cook it on the grill, it’s even better. Insert a skewer through your fresh shrimp, then throw it on the grill. Baste it with olive oil and salt and pepper while it is heating up. Shrimp only takes a few minutes to cook and is done when it turns pink. Eat alone or with rice and vegetables for a zesty island treat.