Main Dish Shellfish Recipes

Shrimp with Warm Coleslaw
Find shrimp recipes galore, along with our favorite ways to prepare other treasured bounties from the sea. Whether you’re looking for quick seafood pasta dishes or opulent scallop and lobster recipes, this collection of shellfish recipes has you covered!

Shrimp and Roasted Red Peppers

A splash of wine deepens the flavor and a touch of cream adds lusciousness to this shrimp dish. And that vibrant red color? That would be roasted red peppers, for a touch of smoky sweetness. Clearly, this isn’t just any old seafood pasta dish! Flag this one for when you’re looking for great shrimp recipes to cook for friends.

Caribbean Seafood Stew

When you’re looking for fish recipes that combine both fish and shellfish, stews are a great way to go! The big Caribbean flavors in this orange roughy and shrimp combo include jalapeno pepper, lime juice, and loads of garlic, all tempered by the sweetness of coconut milk. Serving the stew with rice also helps temper the spice.

Bucatini with Shrimp and Spicy Cherry Tomato Pan Sauce

Cherry and grape tomatoes make a great option for shrimp recipes because they’re colorful, delicate, and available year-round. Bonus points if you can find them in various colors, such as yellow, orange, and burgundy—they’ll add to the visual appeal of this fresh and simple seafood pasta.

Lobster Mac-and-Cheese Casserole

Let’s face it: Many lobster recipes can crater your budget—especially if you have more than two diners at your table. In this fabulous exception, just one lobster tail is needed for a seafood pasta that serves six. The recipe gets an extra boost of creamy, rich flavor from the garlic and herb-infused semisoft cheese.

Shrimp Boil on a Stick

Who doesn’t love seafood skewers! Trouble is, sometimes they’re not quite hearty enough to count as a main dish. That’s no problem here. Potatoes, corn, onions, and sausage combine with the shrimp for an all-in-one seafood dinner on a stick.

Seafood Stew

We love the extra bit of richness that shrimp brings to fish recipes. Case in point: Just eight ounces of the shellfish completely flavor-charge this seafood dinner-in-a-bowl, which is anchored by halibut. Yes, the ingredient list looks long, but we’d be willing to bet you have more than half of the ingredients on hand already.

Shrimp and Grits with BLT Relish

Check out our summery spin on one of the South’s most cherished shrimp recipes! Here, the grits get studded with fresh sweet corn kernels, and the shrimp topping gets a fresh dose of basil and tomatoes. We also added a little bacon, because … why not?

Shrimp Tacos with Lime Slaw

Because this collection spotlights some of our favorite cooked shrimp recipes, we just had to include a killer recipe for Shrimp Tacos. Perfect seasonings and a chipotle-spiked spread send this one over the moon. PS: Take our word for it—corn tortillas (versus flour) are definitely the choice for this handheld seafood dinner.

Broiled Lobster Tails with Garlic-Chili Butter

The great thing about most lobster recipes is that they need never be complicated. The rich, sweet flavor of lobster, with its fresh-sea sparkle, can be beautifully showcased with so little effort. Fire up the broiler, gather a handful of ingredients, and enjoy!

Crispy Cornmeal Shrimp Sandwich

Seafood recipes can range from classy to casual, and this version of a Louisiana po’boy is in the latter camp. Cornmeal makes the breaded shrimp extra crispy, and the hot cherry peppers and green onions add extra angles of flavor. Tip: Some like their shrimp recipes hot—so be sure to pick up some chile pepper sauce for that crowd!

Shrimp Salad with Lime Dressing

Taking just minutes to cook, grilled shrimp recipes offer a great effort-to-enjoyment ratio every single time! Bringing spicy-smoky shrimp amidst a windfall of fresh flavors, this fast seafood dinner is an irresistible example. Serve it with some grilled bruschetta, and you’ll be set!

Gazpacho Shrimp Salad

Here’s one of our best shrimp recipes for warm-weather dining! It combines quickly cooked shrimp with hallmark gazpacho ingredients (cucumber, tomatoes, onions, and garlic) for a zesty and refreshing patio-perfect meal. Try this seafood dinner after a visit to the farmers market.

Spicy Shrimp Linguine

This is it! That spicy seafood linguine recipe you tasted while dining out that you just knew you could easily replicate at home. You were right—the seafood pasta takes just a handful of ingredients and 30 minutes to make.

Baked Cajun Seafood and Rice

There’s a rumor hanging about in the food world saying that cheese doesn’t belong in seafood and fish recipes. This luscious casserole, with shrimp, crabmeat, kale, bacon, and—yes—Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheeses, proves just how false that rumor can be!

Garlic-Basil Shrimp

Shrimp recipes can really beat the clock when you’re pressed for time. Here’s a great example that takes only 25 minutes start to finish. It’s super satisfying too: With its classic suite of Italian seasonings—garlic, basil, red pepper flakes, and olive oil—it tastes like a seafood pasta you’d find at your favorite trattoria.

Shrimp with Warm Coleslaw

Introducing one of our favorite easy seafood recipes with five ingredients or under! Take a look, and you might wonder, “Hey! Where’s the oil for the coleslaw dressing!?” Take a closer look, and you’ll see that we switch in bacon drippings for the oil. We bet you can think of a number of people who will just love that flavor angle in this super simple seafood dinner.

Grilled Chiles Rellenos with Mango Mojo Shrimp and Corn and Tomato Salad

Oozy chile rellenos. Garlicky grilled shrimp. Cilantro-flecked sweet corn salad. Seriously—what more do you need to know? Indeed, we think this new addition to our roster of shrimp recipes is definitely a keeper.

Seared Scallops and Baby Spinach with Spiced Pomegranate Glaze

Pomegranate juice is a terrific way to flavor-charge quick and easy seafood recipes. The juice combines a bright astringency with a notable depth of flavor. Give it a try in this fascinatingly spiced (and gratifyingly speedy) seafood dinner.

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