Happy Sunday, seafoodies!
We know “Sunday Meal Prep” is trending – but let’s hear it for seafood leftovers! With seafood, it’s easy to prepare a little extra that can be transformed into a great meal later in the week. And you won’t get any complaints because seafood leftovers are never boring. We’ve found five delicious recipes to share that will easily transform your seafood leftovers into quick and easy dinners that will delight everyone in the house.
But first, some seafood storage tips to help keep those leftovers tasty and safe.
- Cooked seafood can be refrigerated for up to three days.
- Freeze prepared seafood in freezer-safe containers for up to three months.
- Label all refrigerated or frozen seafood so you know exactly when you stored it. Don’t rely on memory.
Whether made with leftover salmon, cod, shrimp or crab, these drool-worthy meals require minimal additional ingredients and little cook time. Use those leftovers to indulge in a creamy cod and corn chowder, or to enjoy a lighter, refreshing crab salad loaded with healthy ingredients and flavorful taste. These recipes are perfect for any season. And remember, eating fish and shellfish are easy ways to get the important nutrients—like vitamins, minerals and essential omega-3s—our bodies need. (As if we needed an excuse to eat more seafood!)
Cod and Corn Chowder
Combine that leftover cod with some potatoes and fresh vegetables for a tasty seafood soup that is ready in just 15 minutes!
Source: Dish on Fish. Get this seafood leftovers recipe here.
Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry
Use your seafood leftovers like shrimp to whip up a super-healthy meal bursting with flavor.
Source: Wok & Skillet. Get this seafood leftovers recipe here.
Salmon Burgers with Avocado Salsa
This healthy, flavorful combination of ingredients is a must-try this summer. Plus, you probably already have all the ingredients on hand.
Source: Cooktoria. Get this seafood leftovers recipe here.
Mango Chipotle Fish Tacos
Taco Tuesday just got a whole lot tastier. Use your fish leftovers as the foundation for this sweet and tangy dish.
Source: Gimme Some Oven. Get this seafood leftovers recipe here.
Not sure what to do with leftover crab? Grab some fresh vegetables, herbs and mayonnaise for a quick and easy summertime favorite.
Source: Dinner at the Zoo. Get this seafood leftovers recipe here.