By now, you’ve probably settled into your summer routine. The days are warmer and longer, and it’s a great time to get your little people into the kitchen to make some summer seafood!
Letting your kids help you cook seafood is a great way to get them more invested in the meal –and more likely to try new fish or shellfish dishes. Simple, healthy seafood meals are a great way to create some fun summer memories and teach basic kitchen skills! Plus, seafood is a snap to prepare, making it perfect for shorter attention spans.
First, sit down with your young chefs and let them help pick out the recipes you’ll try each week. Next, a “field trip” to the grocery store to grab the ingredients and explore the summer seafood choices at the fresh counter, the frozen aisle and the shelves. They’ll be so excited to start cooking when you get home!
We’ve put a seafood spin on some kiddo favorites that everyone will love digging into – even your not-so-adventurous eaters. We’d love to hear what recipe you try with your Little Seafoodie!
Classic Summer Seafood Pasta Salad
Chilled pasta and crispy veggies tossed with creamy crab salad is a refreshing and delicious summer seafood staple.
Smoked Salmon Breakfast Tacos
Easy-to-make tacos… for breakfast? Yes, please! Hungry mouths will do a happy dance over this smoked salmon, onion and cream cheese combo.
Take a simple can of tuna, throw in some crumbs, veggies and condiments and—vioila!—you’ve got an easy recipe that’s versatile enough to make the whole family happy!
Grilled Salmon Skewers
Savory, heart-healthy salmon coated with garlic-Dijon marinade and zesty lemon. You can’t beat these salmon skewers for an easy summer dinner!
Grilled Shrimp Foil Packets
Handy foil packets save tons of time and help bring together all the things you love about a low-country boil—shrimp, potatoes, corn. Oh, yum!