Salmon and shrimp are two of our favorite seafood dishes. We love them both because they taste great and are super nutritious. They also happen to be low in calories, making them perfect for those who want to eat healthier.
Here are 28 quick and easy salmon and shrimp recipes that won’t take much time at all to whip up. Try some of these tasty recipes today!
1. Creamy Shrimp Pasta
Do you know what makes a great meal even better? A little variety. And nothing says variety like a different type of pasta. So why not mix things up and make something completely different?
This Creamy Shrimp Pasta is just that—and it’s super simple to make.
2. Shrimp Pesto Pasta
If you’re looking for a quick and delicious meal, look no further. This simple dish is packed with flavor. Just coat long noodles in silky, creamy basil pesto, then toss in juicy, succulent shrimp and enjoy! You’ll love it.
3. Easy Pesto Salmon
Ready for the perfect zingy sauce to add life to your seafood recipes? Try this pesto salmon recipe! Bright green pesto goes hand-in-hand with tender baked fish to create a stunning dinner.
Because really: what isn’t more delicious with a little pesto drizzled on top? It’s summer here, and we’re making pesto with our overactive basil plant.
4. Garlic Butter Shrimp
This dish is incredibly easy to prepare, and it makes for one delicious meal. Plus, it’s super versatile—you can serve it over pasta, rice, or even roasted potatoes. It’s perfect for weeknight dinners or entertaining.
5. Classic Blackened Salmon
This recipe is based on a technique called “blackening.” You start off with a simple marinade, then add the spices and herbs, and finally pour the oil over the salmon pieces.
After about five minutes, the salmon turns a deep dark brown color, and the flavors are infused into the flesh.
6. Shrimp Fried Rice
The best part about this recipe — aside from the fact that it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare — is how versatile it is.
You can add just about anything to it, including noodles, bell peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini, cauliflower, corn, peas, or whatever strikes your fancy.
7. Spanish Paella Recipe
Paella is a famous Spanish rice dish that’s been around since the Middle Ages. Traditionally, it includes chicken, rabbit, fish, shellfish, sausage, and sometimes even snails.
But there are many different versions of paella, and here we’re sharing one of our favorites — Seafood Paella.
This version features saffron-sensitized rice, mixed colorful vegetables, and shrimp. You’ll love how easy it is to make. And once you do, you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
8. Epic Fish Tacos
The best part about these baked fish tacos is that there’s no deep-frying involved, just a simple marinade and baking.
You’ll need some ingredients like cilantro, lime juice, garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika, black beans, corn chips, and tortillas.
9. Quick Broiled Salmon
Broiling salmon is one of the most popular cooking methods because it cooks fish quickly without drying out the flesh.
But there are many different types of salmon, and some require longer cooking times than others. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to cook salmon, try broiling it.
10. Creamy Spinach Stuffed Salmon In Garlic Butter
This recipe is perfect for someone who wants to cook salmon but doesn’t know how. There are no weird ingredients or complicated steps involved; it’s just a simple dish that tastes amazing.
11. Best Homemade Poke Bowl
You’ve probably heard about the popularity of the “poke” trend, where people are eating bowls of raw fish salad. But did you know there’s actually a name for this dish?
The term “poke” refers specifically to a style of Japanese cuisine that involves marinating raw fish in soy sauce and sesame oil, adding vegetables like cucumber, carrots, and scallions, and serving it over sushi rice.
12. Lemon Dill Salmon
Looking for an easy weeknight dinner? Try this lemony salmon dish. You’ll love how quickly you can whip up this delicious fish and creamy sauce. It’s perfect for entertaining because it’s ready in less than 30 minutes.
13. Easy Oven Baked Salmon
Oven-baked salmon is one of those recipes you always seem to forget about. There are endless ways to prepare it, but most require some sort of marinade or rub.
14. Healthy Bok Choy Cabbage Shrimp Soup
This soup is perfect for those cold winter days. You can make it ahead of time and keep it simmering on the stovetop while you’re busy doing other things. Just add some extra shrimp and veggies if you want to serve it up hot.
15. Shrimp And Broccoli
Looking for a healthy and easy shrimp dish? Here it is, Shrimp and Broccoli. This delicious meal is quick to make and full of nutrients. You don’t even have to cook anything else!
Just toss everything into a pot and let it simmer away while you’re doing something fun.
16. Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe With Spinach
This simple pasta dish takes just minutes to make and tastes delicious. You’ll love it because you don’t have to spend hours slaving over hot stovetops.
This is one of those recipes where you can throw everything into a bowl and mix it together. And best of all, there are no dirty pots to wash afterward.
17. Teriyaki Salmon Bowl Recipe
In a bowl, combine the teriyaki sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and 2 teaspoons of water. Add the salmon and let marinate for 10 minutes. Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Grill the salmon for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
18. Salmon With Capers
This baked salmon is infused with citrus zest and fresh herbs. And while you could just serve it straight up, we’ve added a little something extra — a creamy, lemony butter sauce.
We love how the flavors complement one another, and the tiny amount makes this dish feel light and refreshing.
19. Easy Shrimp Curry (In 30 Minutes!)
This shrimp curry tastes better than most restaurants — and it’s a quick and delicious meal you can make yourself. You’ll find it’s easier than ordering takeout, too.
20. Perfect Broiled Shrimp
We love how easy this dish is to make because there are no complicated steps. Plus, you can do it almost anywhere. All you need is a grill pan or cast iron skillet and a few ingredients.
21. Easy Bourbon Glazed Salmon
Looking for an easy seafood recipe full of savory sweet flavors? Try the Bourbon Glazed Salmon! It takes less than five minutes to make, and it tastes great served over rice or pasta.
22. Perfect Grilled Shrimp
The key to making sure your shrimp are perfectly cooked is to make sure they’re well seasoned before hitting the grill.
If you want to add some extra flavor, you can marinate the shrimp in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
23. Salmon Rice Bowl Recipe
This easy salmon rice bowl is perfect for lunch or dinner. You don’t have to make it fancy; just use what you already have on hand. Plus, it’s super easy to prepare, so you’ll want to whip up a batch of this delicious meal soon.
24. Cilantro Lime Shrimp
This seafood recipe takes only 10 minutes to make and comes out wonderfully tangy and fresh! Pairing perfectly with Mexican flavors, it makes for a great taco night too. Serve it with rice, an Avocado Salad, or in Tacos.
25. Teriyaki Salmon
This dish takes about 15 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook. And best of all, there are no weird ingredients like sesame oil or fish sauce involved.
Instead, it’s just some simple ingredients that you probably already had in your pantry.
26. Quick Shrimp Tacos
These quick shrimp tacos are perfect for busy nights. They’re super simple to make and you don’t need to go out and buy anything special.
You’ll find yourself whipping up batches of this dish again and again because there’s no reason why it shouldn’t become one of your favorite recipes.
27. Easy Grilled Salmon
Want to grill salmon to perfection without it falling apart? We looked into how salmon cooks best and found the answer.
The secret? Seasoning.
28. Blackened Shrimp
The secret to making blackened shrimp is a simple spice rub. This recipe combines three key ingredients — paprika, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder — to make a flavorful, spicy blend that can be used on just about anything.
Frequently Asked Question
What Is Best To Serve With Seafood?
There are many different ways you can go about serving seafood. You could do it simply, with just a salad and some crusty bread. Or, you could add a few sides to give your guests something else to munch on while they enjoy their meal.
Here are some suggestions for what to serve alongside seafood dishes:
- Grilled Asparagus
- Parmesan Green Beans
- Roasted Red Potatoes
- Garlic and Herb Roasted Tomatoes
- Crispy Fried Shallots
Seafood is a wonderful addition to any menu. Whether you’re looking for a light appetizer, main course, or even dessert, we hope these recipes will inspire you to create new meals using seafood as the star ingredient.
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