Elevate your summer dining with these 10 fresh seafood recipes that use new and surprising flavor combinations. From an herb-infused lobster roll to a seared scallop taco with coconut avocado cream, these creations will make your guests' mouths water.
1. MC Perkins Cove Lobster Roll Recipe
A summertime tradition in coastal Maine, the Lobster Roll is one of the best-known sandwiches in New England. But have you heard of a lobster roll with fennel top, Italian parsley, or chives? Bold flavors from fresh herbs add a balanced touch to this seafood dish developed by two James Beard Award-winning chefs - it’s sure to satisfy anyone at your table.
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2. Ginger-Pineapple Shrimp Stir-Fry
Adding ginger and pineapple to your standard stir-fry transforms this dish into a whole new experience. These flavorful ingredients add a wonderful kick to this warm-weather recipe that you’ll want to make again and again.
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3. Steamed Halibut with Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice
If you're looking for a new way to prepare your traditional halibut-rice combo, look no further. Creamy coconut-lime cauliflower rice is paired with well-seasoned flaky white fish for a healthier take on this crowd-pleasing creation.
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4. Herb-Marinated Tilapia Kebabs
Take your kebab game to a whole new level when you pair tilapia with seasoned artichokes and sweet cherry tomatoes. Add a little lemon and olive oil and you have a gourmet backyard barbecue.
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5. Seared Scallop Tacos with Spring Mango Salsa
Fish tacos will never be the same again. This fresh scallop taco paired with a rich coconut avocado cream and tangy mango-cherry tomato salsa is a must-try for seafood lovers and taco fans alike.
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6. Smoked Salmon Burgers with Lemon Aioli
Sure, traditional salmon burgers have taken their place in mainstream fare, but this smoky, herb-infused version with lemon aioli adds an irresistible flavor lift. This is a healthy twist on a summer classic that’s simply perfect for elevating your outdoor get-togethers.
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7. Mini Crab Louie Lettuce Wraps
Chicken lettuce wraps have earned their place on the menu, but for a new twist, you’ll love folding Dungeness crab, cucumber, radish, and avocado between these lettuce leaves. Top with fresh dill or tarragon vinaigrette, and it’s a delicious option for a crispy-crunchy veggie fix.
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8. Tomato Basil Cod Pasta
Tomato and basil pasta, well-loved by many as a comfort food classic, gets a coastal upgrade in this flavorful recipe. The pasta of your choice, cherry tomatoes, peppery basil, pesto, and ricotta cheese paired with fresh cod makes for an appetizing dish your guests won’t expect but everyone will love.
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9. Citrus, Shrimp, and Quinoa Salad with Feta
Quinoa has fast become a salad ingredient staple. You can keep it feeling fresh and bright by adding shrimp, grapefruit, lime, and clementine. Toss in some crumbled feta for a new salad that is unexpectedly filling and satisfying. Perfect as a new side dish for your next cookout or backyard barbecue.
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10. Easy Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
This refreshing version of the shrimp scampi pasta recipe features zucchini noodles in place of white pasta and is paired with shrimp to make a light dish that's still warm, hearty, and comforting. The white wine-butter sauce, sweet tomatoes, and nutty cheese all add a hint of richness and color to the dish - works so well for a summer supper.
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Looking for coastal serveware to complete your summer dining experience?
Here are some good places to start with:
and check out our Guide to Coastal Decor & Accessories Perfect for Entertaining.