Here are our top seafood recipes! Learn about all kinds of fish and seafood and enjoy more than 35 easy recipes. You can find everything from shrimp to salmon and cod recipes in this collection.
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Benefits of fish and seafood
In addition to being a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D and B2, fish and seafood are also great sources of calcium, phosphorus and minerals including iron and zinc.
Moreover, seafood is also high in protein and of course, low in saturated fats. Fish and seafood may also reduce the risk of autoimmune disease. They're also easy and quick to prepare and there are so many ways you can enjoy them.
How often should I have seafood?
It's advised to eat up to 12 ounces of fish or seafood every week which is equal to two meals. However, pregnant women and people with special medical conditions must consult their doctor prior to consuming seafood.
What seafood to have on hand
We usually try to keep a couple types of fish such as salmon, cod or tilapia on hand. It's also a great idea to have frozen shrimp in the freezer since it's very tasty and easy to prepare. You can also get crab or lobster for special occasions and enjoy them with your loved ones.
Fresh or frozen?
If you're living in a coastal town and you have a local fish monger who brings fresh fish to the market everyday, then that's the ideal situation to buy fresh fish and seafood. However, If you're living anywhere else and don't have access to fresh fish, frozen would do just fine.
Fish and seafood recipes
While almost all these fish and seafood recipes make the perfect meal, I have a few side dish suggestions as well:
- Salads: Greek salad, Mediterranean salad, Green goddess salad, tabouli salad and Turkish white bean salad.
- Vegetables: Mediterranean roasted vegetables, grilled vegetables, roasted brussel sprouts, eggplant caponata and briam (Greek roasted vegetables).
- Potatoes: Greek potatoes, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes and Greek baked fries.
- Rice: Instant pot brown rice, Greek lemon rice, Turkish rice pilaf with orzo, dill rice and Persian herb rice.
It's best to eat fish and seafood right after cooking. However, you can store the leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat in a pan or in the oven.
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25+ Best Fish and Seafood Recipes
- ½ red onion sliced
- 12 oz salmon fillets
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lemon juice of
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 3 tablespoon honey
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes
- Preheat the oven to 400F and place two pieces of aluminum foil on a rimmed baking sheet. Divide the sliced onions between two foil and place the salmon fillets on them.
- Mix olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic and honey in a small bowl and brush over both salmon fillets.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper on the salmon fillets, sprinkle chopped basil on top and wrap the aluminum foils, leave the top a bit open for the steam to escape.
- Bake in the oven for 17-19 minutes and top with sliced tomatoes.
- The baking time depends on the size and thickness of the salmon fillets.
- You can use a side of salmon instead of salmon fillets for this recipe.