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35 Delicious Seafood Recipes

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These fantastic seafood recipes are all good options for a delicious weeknight dinner. They're all relatively easy to make and full of flavor.

I've included some of my favorite basic fish recipes using salmon and white fish, as well as some ideas of what to do with canned tuna. I've also added several seafood pasta ideas, as well as what to do with mussels, crab, lobster tails, and scallops.

If you're looking for easy seafood recipes or something more unique and exciting - I've got options for you!

I hope you'll enjoy these healthy meal ideas and learn some new ways to cook fresh fish.

Let us know in the comments below which one of these healthy recipes you'll try!

Baked Sockeye Salmon in Foil

This delicious baked sockeye salmon in foil recipe is made a simple and succulent dish. It's easy to make and you'll love the tenderness of the fish.

It's topped with garlic butter and lemons and then finished with dill. If you like easy fish recipes, you've got to try this.

Baked sockeye salmon in foil, topped with lemon slices.

Drunken Mussels

This delicious drunken mussels recipe is a classic combination of fresh mussels, white wine, garlic, and butter.

They're a classic French recipe called Moules Marinières.

Drunken mussels in a bowl with a side of toasted bread.

Blackened Tilapia Tacos

These delicious blackened tilapia fish tacos are an awesome weeknight meal! They're slightly spicy, bursting with flavor, and easy to make.

Serve them with a zesty slaw for fish tacos and some tortillas for a fantastic and healthy meal. One of the best tilapia recipes!

Four tilapia tacos sitting on a marble background.

Baked Crab Cakes

These fantastic oven-baked crab cakes are easy to pull together. They're a great appetizer or can be served as a main course.

They're Maryland-style crab cakes with only have a little filler so the flavor of the crab really shines!

Oven baked crab cakes on a platter with sauce.

Baked Pollock

This delicious crispy baked pollock with parmesan and panko is a fantastic white fish recipe. The Alaskan pollock is tender but substantial.

Baked pollock topped with parsley and served on a white platter with lemon slices.

Poached Sea Bass Recipe

This poached sea bass is going to be one of your favorite dinners! It's a fantastic and easy seafood meal and a healthy dinner.

The delicate fish, briny olives, aromatic wine, and fresh herbs all combine to make an amazing meal.

Sea bass with olives, tomatoes, and parsley.

Thai Fish Curry

This flavorful Thai fish curry recipe is so creamy! It's made with mahi mahi but you can use any white fish you'd like.

The zesty red curry paste and creamy coconut milk combine to form a flavorful base for the fresh fish and chopped veggies.

Thai fish curry with rice in a bowl, next to a pot of curry.

Crispy Baked Haddock

This wonderful crispy baked haddock recipe is a tasty and easy meal that's ready in minutes!

The golden panko and parmesan crust on this fish is perfection.

A baked haddock fillet next to zucchini on a white plate.

Garlic Butter Lobster Tails

These succulent garlic butter lobster tails are tender and tasty.

You'll love the buttery sauce over the well-spiced lobster. They're perfect for a special occasion or date night meal.

Garlic butter lobster tails on a white platter.

Sheet Pan Salmon Recipe

This sheet pan salmon with green beans and radishes and a mustard dressing is an easy weeknight meal.

Cooking the fresh salmon and veggies on a sheet pan makes for the easiest clean-up and minimal prep work.

A sheet pan with an uncooked piece of salmon, green beans, and radishes.

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

This Mediterranean tuna salad recipe is so easy to make! You will love how flavorful and healthy it is!

It's an easy and great way to use canned salmon. It makes for a delicious lunch recipe or light dinner.

A large Mediterranean tuna salad in a white serving bowl.

Baked Whitefish

This tender baked whitefish recipe is so easy to make! It's a great healthy weeknight meal, and it's ready in 30 minutes.

Two baked whitefish fillets topped with lemon slices and dill.

Blackened Tilapia

This spicy blackened tilapia recipe is ready in minutes - perfect for an easy weeknight dinner!

The tilapia fish fillets are topped with blackening seasoning (similar to cajun seasoning) and are richly flavorful.

The seasoning and sautéing of this dish combine to make a delicious, tender fish.

An overhead shot of a plate with tilapia, rice, limes, and a fork.

Barramundi with Mango Slaw

This barramundi recipe with mango slaw is a wonderfully flavorful pescetarian meal. 

Barramundi is a sustainable, Asian sea bass that has a mild, buttery flavor that pairs extremely well with a crunchy, juicy slaw.

Closeup shot of a barramundi fillet next to mango slaw on a black plate with a fork.

Mediterranean Salmon Recipe

You are going to love this delicious Mediterranean salmon recipe. The tender salmon pairs wonderfully with the roasted vegetables, crumbly feta, and soft herbs.

This salmon is made on a sheet pan so the clean-up is easy and it's all made in one dish! A great meal for those on the Mediterranean diet.

Mediterranean salmon on a white plate with a fork.

Coconut Crusted Tilapia

This coconut-crusted tilapia recipe is richly flavorful and wonderfully spiced. You'll love this baked fish recipe.

You can make this recipe with any white fish fillet, but we chose tilapia because it's abundant and reasonably priced!

Furikake Salmon

This furikake salmon recipe is so easy to make and has a lovely earthy, briny topping.

Furikake is a Japanese rice seasoning that usually has some blend of bonito flakes, nori, black and white sesame seeds, and salt.

Four cooked salmon fillets topped with furikake seasoning on a white plate.

Shrimp Summer Rolls

These tasty shrimp summer rolls are made with cucumber, rice vermicelli noodles, and lots of fresh herbs.

They're so fun to make and absolutely delicious.

Four shrimp summer rolls on a white plate next to a bowl of soy peanut dipping sauce.

Grilled Red Snapper

This delicious grilled red snapper recipe has a cajun seasoning crust that's bursting with flavor. It's a fantastic flaky white fish.

This method for cooking snapper is incredibly easy - you'll have dinner ready in just a few minutes! Grilling snapper results in a tender, moist fish that flakes apart.

Grilled red snapper on a plate next to asparagus and sliced lemons.

Spicy Tuna Onigiri

You've got to try making this tuna onigiri recipe. It's the most delicious and comforting snack that can also be eaten for lunch (think of them as a rice sandwich).

Onirigi are Japanese rice balls that are often shaped as triangles but they can be pressed into other shapes as well.

A hand holding an onigiri with a bite taken out of it.

Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Tender salmon combines with crisp Romaine lettuce, juicy tomatoes and cucumbers, and much more for a delicious Mediterranean salmon salad recipe.

You'll flake the cooked salmon so you can have some of it in every bite. Every bit of this salad is succulent and fresh!

A large platter of salmon salad.

Pan-Seared Scallops with Edamame & Peas

This scallops with peas and edamame recipe is ready in about 25 minutes and tastes so fresh and delicious!

Pan-searing the scallops brings out their flavor and develops a delightful crust on them.

A bowl of edamame and pea sauce with three scallops on top and a wedge of lime.

Juniper Berries Salmon

This juniper berries salmon recipe is a delicious, healthy meal. It's ready in less than 25 minutes. This is an easy recipe to throw together, but it’s full of flavor!

salmon with juniper berries and lime on a large serving plate

Easy Oven Baked Shrimp Recipe

This simple and tasty baked shrimp recipe is ready in just a few minutes!

If you are looking for an easy but succulent shrimp recipe, then look no further - you're going to love this. This will be one of your new favorite shrimp recipes!

An overhead shot of a baking dish with baked shrimp, topped with parsley, and lemon slices.

Lemon Baked Swordfish

You'll love this baked swordfish with lemon and shallots - it's a delicious recipe that only requires about ten minutes of hands-on time!

Lemon baked swordfish on a white plate.

Baked Parmesan Panko Cod Recipe

This delicious parmesan panko crusted cod recipe is a must make! It's easy to pull together and results in the tenderest cod.

Parmesan panko breaded cod on a serving platter with lemon and parsley.

Sesame Salmon with Everything Bagel Seasoning

This sesame salmon recipe will be one of your new favorite healthy fish recipes! It's deliciously flavorful and made with just a few ingredients.

Using everything bagel seasoning adds a wonderful crust to the salmon. It's a fantastic simple recipe that's perfect for any night of the week.

Lemon Garlic Sole Recipe

This delicious healthy baked sole recipe with lemon and garlic is ready in just a few minutes!

Baked lemon garlic sole fillets on a white plate.

Stuffed Avocado with Tuna

This stuffed avocado with tuna recipe is so easy and it's a good choice for a delicious light lunch.

It's so quick to make and leaves you feeling sated and full!

Grilled Cod in Foil

This delicious grilled cod in foil is topped with a lemon butter sauce that pairs perfectly with the mild flavor of the cod.

Cod is an easy fish to like, because of its mild flavor and tender flesh.

Grilled cod in foil on a marble backdrop.

Baked Lemon Salmon Recipe

This fantastic foil-packet lemon salmon with garlic butter is ready in about 30 minutes! It's a delicious healthy dinner perfect for busy weeknights.

Baked lemon salmon in foil.

Baked Ocean Perch Recipe

One of the simplest and best ways to cook ocean perch - this recipe has a tangy mustard dry rub that's bursting with flavor.

Two pieces of baked perch with lemon slices on a white plate.

Salmon Patties

You're going to love these delicious, tender salmon patties. They are so easy to make and a fantastic, filling meal.

Salmon patties topped with dill sauce on a white plate with slices of lemon.

Pan Seared Swordfish Steak

This fantastic pan seared swordfish recipe with a caper butter sauce is ready in minutes.

A fork cutting off a piece of pan seared swordfish.

Easy Broiled Salmon

This tender and succulent broiled salmon recipe is easy to pull together and only needs about 10 minutes of broiling time! This will be your new favorite way to make salmon.

A fork taking a piece out of a broiled salmon fillet.

Lemon Garlic Gulf Shrimp Recipe

You're going to love this easy gulf shrimp recipe! It's topped with a delicious lemon garlic butter sauce and roasted to perfection.

Baked lemon garlic gulf shrimp in a cast iron pan with a silver spoon.
Yield: 4 servings

Seafood Recipes - Salmon in Foil

Sockeye salmon in foil topped with lemons and dill.

Try one of our favorite seafood recipes - this delicious, tender salmon is cooked in foil.

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes


  • 1 ½ pounds sockeye salmon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ lemon, thinly sliced
  • optional - 1 tablespoon fresh dill for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 
  2. Place the salmon in a large sheet of aluminum foil on a rimmed baking sheet. Pat the salmon dry with a sheet of paper towel.
  3. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, parsley flakes, sea salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle this over the salmon, trying to cover all parts of the salmon equally. Place the lemon slices on top of the salmon.
  4. Cinch together the sides of the foil to close the salmon into the foil packet. 
  5. Bake for 10 minutes and then open the foil packet. Broil on high for 2 to 3 minutes, making sure it doesn’t burn. 
  6. Remove the salmon from the oven and serve immediately. Top with optional fresh dill.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 423mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 45g

Which one of these delicious meals will you try?

What to Serve with Seafood Dishes

Here are several ideas for what to serve alongside fish. Adding one or two side dishes will make for a delicious weeknight dinner.

  • Grilled Asparagus - this easy grilled asparagus recipe is ready in minutes. It's a fabulous side dish!
  • Parmesan Green Beans - these delicious parmesan green beans are topped with panko breadcrumbs and roasted to perfection.
  • Roasted Red Potatoes - garlic and herb roasted red potatoes baked to golden perfection.
  • The Best Green Salad Recipe - a bright green salad recipe with crumbled pecorino, rich panko, soft butter lettuce, and red spring onions.

Sauces for Seafood

Several fish and seafood dishes taste great with a dipping sauce. Try one of these!

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