Shellfish Main Course Recipes

Shrimp, scallops, mussels, crab, clams, or lobster star in each of these main course recipes.

Tequila Lime Shrimp

Marinated scallops and shrimp are cooked with vegetables, rolled in a tortilla, and topped with a mild cheese for an easy, high-flavor dish.

Jambalaya on a Stick

The combination of shrimp, smoked sausage, chicken, and vegetables is reminiscent of a classic Creole jambalaya.

Shrimp and Crab Gumbo

Shrimp and crab shine in this Louisiana stew thickened with okra.

Zucchini with Shrimp

The Mexican flavors of jalapeno chili pepper and cilantro harmonize with the Asian accents of ginger and sesame seeds.

Open-Face Shrimp Tamales

To add more heat to this shrimp tamale, stir one or two finely chopped jalapeno or serrano peppers into the tomato mixture just before serving.

Caribbean Seafood Stew

Coconut milk softens the heat of the jalapeno pepper in this fish and shrimp stew.

Shanghai Pasta

Shrimp gets Pan-Asian treatment in this pasta dish with fresh vegetables and a homemade sauce fired up with red chili paste.

Spicy Jalapeno-Shrimp Pasta

Fresh jalapeno peppers spice up this dish that pairs plump, juicy shrimp, garlic, and tomatoes, all tossed with perfectly cooked linguine.

Fettuccine with Fennel, Shrimp, and Peas

A colorful blend of stir-fried shrimp, fennel, snow peas, and orange segments tossed in a light wine sauce make up this easy-to-prepare pasta dish.

Soy-Lime Scallops with Leeks

This Asian-inspired scallop and leek dish is topped off by grilling lime halves, which caramelizes the sugar in the fruit for a sharp-sweet finishing touch to this dish.

Fiesta Shrimp Skewers

Ale is the surprising ingredient in this spicy marinated shrimp served with a cooling cucumber dip.

Scallops and Shrimp with Linguine

A delicious one-pot meal is yours in no time with this linguine dish studded with shrimp, scallops, pea pods, and tomatoes.

Boiled Lobster

Boiled lobster served with drawn butter -- just like on the Maine coast.

High-and-Dry Clambake

Clams, corn, lobster, and smoked sausage combine for the classic New England clambake packet. Nori, a Japanese form of seaweed that is dried in sheets, adds a hint of ocean flavor to this clambake.

Cheesy Shrimp and Rice

Based on a favorite Charleston cheesy shrimp-and-rice dish, ours uses both Swiss and cheddar cheeses and is made easy with mushroom soup. Purchase deveined shrimp to keep prep time down.

Lobster Tails with Chive Butter

Is there anything lovelier than a lobster tail cradled in its coral-colored shell and served with melted butter?

Scallops and Pasta Salad

The fat content in this scallops, spinach, and pea pasta salad is minimal because the orange and white wine vinegar dressing is made without any oil.

Scallops, Mussels, and Asparagus Salad

A tangy sour cream and salmon roe dressing gives this make-ahead scallop, mussel, and asparagus salad a touch of distinction.

Fiery Southwestern Seafood Skewers

Large juicy shrimp and succulent scallops keep company with tender onion and zucchini in these spicy-hot grilled kabobs. A brushing sauce of mashed chipotle peppers and cumin provide plenty of fire.

Moroccan Bouillabaisse

Pinches of cumin, cinnamon, and saffron give this seafood favorite of shrimp, scallops, and mussels an African twist.

Ginger-Glazed Shrimp Kabobs

Round up just four ingredients (barbecue sauce, pineapple juice, ginger, and oil) to make a brushing sauce for grilled shrimp and pineapple. Serve any extra as a dipping sauce at the dinner table.

Shrimp Pasta Salad

A sophisticated little twist with Citrus Vinaigrette makes a summer-fresh dressing for this shrimp dish and adds super flavor. Just about any shape of pasta works in this salad, including spaghetti.

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