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35 Unique Seafood Recipes: Soups, Pastas, & More!

35 Unique Seafood Recipes: Soups, Pastas, & More!

Looking for unique seafood recipes to add to your weekly rotation? We’ve got everything you need to impress you and your family, from comforting soups to easy seafood skillet dishes!
You’re at the grocery store, staring blankly into the seafood section.
There are so many different types of seafood, and you don’t know which is the best for your family.
Where do you even begin? 
Many types of seafood are available, but some of the most popular include fish, shrimp, crab, and lobster.
These seafood options are tasty and can be cooked in various ways. 
Now that you have a fair idea of the most common seafood, it’s time to choose a recipe.
Take your pick from this list of 35 seafood recipes and get started on your culinary masterpiece!
Not only are these recipes incredible, but some of them are also not that difficult to put together.

You can’t go wrong with Honey Garlic Salmon and Scallops Coquilles St. Jacques, but sipping a steamy bowl of Mediterranean-Style Fish Soup and Italian Fish Soup is sure to keep your bellies warm on a cold winters day—truly comforting!  

Pay close attention to #33, as it is a real crowd-pleaser.

Some of the best seafood dishes come from the Mediterranean.
This region is home to seafood, including lobster, shrimp, and fish.
And one of the most appealing dishes in the Mediterranean is a seafood stew.
This dish is typically made with a variety of seafood, tomatoes, and spices.
It is usually served over rice or pasta.

This luxurious dish features a medley of shrimp, scallops, and crab meat, all cooked in a velvety sauce made with butter, cream, white wine, and garlic.
It’s a beautiful choice for a special occasion, but it’s also easy to make for a weeknight dinner.

Gumbo is a popular Louisiana dish with seafood, sausage, and rice.
The soup is thickened with roux, flour, and fat.
And it’s usually seasoned with cajun spices like paprika, cayenne pepper, and thyme.

Do you have a special occasion and want to make an impressive yet easy seafood dinner?
This decadent lobster tail recipe is ideal.
It’s simple to create, but it looks and tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen.
The lobster tails are smothered in a buttery garlic herb sauce and then broiled under high heat, making them tender and juicy.

Coquilles St. Jacques is a French dish with scallops, cheese, and bread crumbs.
It is traditionally served in half of a scallop shell as an appetizer but can also be made in larger portions and served as an entree.
The scallops are cooked in butter until they are golden brown.
Then, the scallops are added to a mixture of grated cheese, bread crumbs, and chopped parsley.

This Garlic Shrimp and Mushrooms recipe will make your taste buds sing.
Made with succulent shrimp cooked in an extra garlicky, butter-based sauce, this dish will let you appreciate mixing vegetables with seafood more than ever before. 

This Crab Cake is packed with flaky fresh crab meat, just a little panko texture, and flavorful citrus, dijon, and Old Bay seasoning with a hint of spice.
The crab meat is so moist and tender, and the cake is nice and crispy on the outside while remaining soft and fluffy on the inside.
This recipe is definitely a keeper!

This seafood lasagna is a fun twist on the classic Italian dish.
It’s made with layers of pasta, a creamy seafood filling, and a cheesy top.
The filling is made with shrimp, scallops, and crab meat. 
And it’s seasoned with garlic, onion, and herbs.

I first had this dish on a warm summer night in Capri.
I was sitting at a small outdoor cafe, enjoying the view of the twinkling lights on the water, when my waiter recommended the Skillet Tilapia with creamy lemon sauce.
It sounded simple enough, but it tasted like summertime in a dish.
The fresh garlic, herbs, and lemon juice transported me to that balcony restaurant, and I’ve been making it at home ever since.

A seafood boil is a fun and easy way to feed a crowd.
It’s also a great way to enjoy fresh seafood.
And this Cajun Seafood Boil is packed with flavor!
The shrimp, crabs, and corn are cooked in a spicy broth with cajun seasoning, Old Bay seasoning, and beer.
Then, they are served with potatoes and butter.
It’s a messy but pleasing meal!

When it comes to baked fish, there’s nothing quite like a classic Mediterranean recipe.
The combination of herbs and spices always seems to hit the spot, and this dish is no exception.
This oven-baked fish is packed with flavor yet simplified for ease.
The light, flaky texture of the fish pairs perfectly with the earthy notes of the rosemary and thyme, while the lemon provides a lovely zesty finish.

I love this fish soup!
It’s not tricky and is packed with flavor.
The Eastern Mediterranean spices give it a warm, earthy flavor, while the fresh herbs add a touch of brightness.
And the lemon juice ties everything together.

This Italian Fish Soup is comforting year-round and ready in no time.
Wholesome fish soup with accessible ingredients such as canned tomato, onion, and bell pepper.
It’s light, flavorful, and suitable for a quick weeknight dinner that the whole family will love.

Looking for a hearty yet fragrant seafood stew?
Look no further than Caldeirada, a Portuguese Fish Stew that can be made with fish or shellfish.
Saffron gives the broth a beautiful yellow hue while adding potatoes makes it filling and satisfying.

This dish is loaded with flavor, thanks to the garlic, and the seafood adds a touch of elegance.
Best of all, it comes together in mere minutes, making it an ideal choice when you’re short on time.

This Southern Fried Catfish is a classic southern dish.
It’s crispy, crunchy, and delicious!
The key to making the perfect fried catfish is to use a light hand when breading it.
You don’t want the breading to overpower the delicate flavor of the fish.

Looking for a sumptuous recipe that will transport you to the sunny shores of the Caribbean?
This Jerk Shrimp is just what you need!
The best part is that it only requires a few pantry-friendly ingredients, so you can enjoy the taste of the islands any time you like.
Simply season the shrimp with a jerk spice blend, then cook them in a hot skillet until they’re nice and pink.

Looking for a mouthwatering way to give Taco Tuesday a twist?
Look no further than these terrific Fish Taco Bowls!
Cauliflower rice, coleslaw, and baked fish combine to create an excellent balance of flavor and texture.

This creamy garlic Tuscan Shrimp recipe features sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and basil, which create a flavorful and hearty meal.
The shrimp are soaked in garlic-infused olive oil, and the sun-dried tomatoes add a touch of sweetness.
The spinach provides additional texture to the shrimp, and the basil adds a bright flavor that ties everything together.

This classic Spanish dish is stellar for a special occasion.
It’s packed with seafood, sausage, and veggies, and the saffron rice is simply incredible.
The key component to making a great paella is to use good quality ingredients.
Don’t skimp on the seafood or the saffron, as they both play an essential role in the dish’s flavor.

These Baked Scallops are so easy to make, and they’re appetizing.
The scallops are coated in a mixture of flour, salt, and pepper, then cooked in clarified butter until golden brown.
A squeeze of fresh lemon juice includes a lovely zing.

This Creamy Mozzarella Scallop Pasta recipe is something special.
It’s creamy, dreamy, and delightful.
Cook the scallops in butter in a large skillet until they’re done.
Add the cooked pasta and mozzarella cheese to the skillet and toss everything together until the cheese is melted.

This decadent dish will fit date night, dinner parties, or any time you feel extra special.
The delicate pasta shells are filled with a mixture of succulent shrimp, plump scallops, and rich crab meat, then smothered in a creamy sherry sauce.
The result is a dish that is both elegant and packed with flavor.

The shrimp are fried to a crispy, golden brown, and slathered with a yummy sweet and spicy bang bang sauce.
The sauce is made with mayo, chili sauce, Sriracha, honey, and rice vinegar.
It’s a nice balance of sweet and spicy and complements the crispy shrimp well. 

This Coconut Curry Shrimp recipe is an exotic and flavorful dish that will elicit lots of praise from diners around the table.
The succulent shrimp, tender vegetables, and rich coconut curry sauce come together to create a dish that bursts with flavor. 

This Thai Fish Curry is a wonderfully fragrant and flavorful dish.
The curry is made with fresh ginger, garlic, lemongrass, and fish sauce, which give it a distinctive Thai flavor.
The fish is cooked in the curry sauce until it’s flaky and tender.
Then, it’s served over a bed of steamed rice.

This classic British dish is always a hit!
The fish is perfectly battered and fried, and the chips are nice and crispy.
Serve it with malt vinegar and tartar sauce, and you’ve got a meal that will make your taste buds sing.

This dish is pure indulgence.
It’s rich, creamy, and packed with lobster meat.
There is no better if you’re craving a belly-filling, soul-satisfying recipe.

This Seafood Chowder is made entirely from scratch and is well worth the effort.
The soup is creamy, with a generous amount of seafood.
White wine and scallops add extra flavor, creating a genuinely palate-pleasing soup.

These Buffalo Shrimp are a fun and easy way to spice up your shrimp.
They’re coated in a mixture of flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and paprika, then fried until they’re crispy.
Then, they’re tossed in buffalo sauce with hot sauce, butter, and vinegar.
Serve them with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks, and you’ve got a delicious appetizer that will surely be a hit.

This Lobster Roll recipe is a superb way to enjoy lobster.
The lobster meat is mixed with mayo, celery, and lemon juice, then placed on a toasted bun.

This recipe works great for hectic weeknights when you want a wholesome meal but don’t have much time to cook.
Simply marinate the cod filets in the olive oil and herbs, then bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
The cod will be moist, flaky, and flavorful from the garlic and herbs.

This Spicy Shrimp Soup is the quintessential comfort food.
It is packed with flavor, thanks to the garlic and chili peppers, and is easy to make.
And trust me, once you try this soup, you will be hooked!

Crab Stuffed Whitefish is a seafood lover’s dream come true.
Succulent whitefish is stuffed with a creamy and dreamy crab filling, then topped with a lemon butter drizzle.

The bottom line

These seafood recipes will thrill your dinner guests and have them returning for more.
The best part is these are not difficult to make.
So, get your stove going and put on your apron.
It’s time to get cooking!
And remember to bring the wine!

Unique Seafood Recipe Collection

Unique Seafood Recipe Collection

Looking for seafood recipes to add to your weekly rotation? We've got everything you need to impress you and your family, from soups to skillet dishes!


  • Honey Garlic Salmon
  • Mediterranean Seafood Stew
  • Mixed Seafood In A Creamy Garlic Wine Sauce
  • Seafood Gumbo
  • Lobster Tail
  • Scallops Coquilles St. Jacques
  • Garlic Shrimp & Mushrooms
  • Crab Cakes
  • Seafood Lasagna
  • Skillet Tilapia With Creamy Lemon Sauce
  • Cajun Seafood Boil
  • Mediterranean Baked Fish
  • Mediterranean-Style Fish Soup
  • Italian Fish Soup
  • Portuguese Fish Stew
  • Seafood Pasta With Shrimp & Scallops
  • Southern Fried Catfish
  • Jerk Shrimp
  • Fish Taco Bowls
  • Tuscan Shrimp
  • Spanish Paella
  • Baked Scallops
  • Creamy Mozzarella Scallop Pasta
  • Creamy Seafood Stuffed Shells
  • Bang Bang Shrimp
  • Coconut Shrimp Curry
  • Thai Fish Curry
  • Fish & Chips
  • Lobster Mac & Cheese
  • Seafood Chowder
  • Buffalo Shrimp
  • Lobster Roll
  • Baked Cod With Garlic & Herbs
  • Spicy Shrimp Soup
  • Crab Stuffed Whitefish


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