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Countertop Cooking: Our Best Air Fryer and Instant Pot Seafood Recipes

Hey, Seafoodies!

We hope you’re enjoying National Pescatarian Month as much as we are! Today we want to talk about two appliances that make it even easier for you to #GoPescatarian. Regular readers of this blog know how quickly seafood cooks: Just a few minutes of oven or grill time, and you’re done! So, you might ask, what could be more convenient than that? How about a one-pot, countertop meal! Preparing seafood in an air fryer or Instant Pot lets you give your stove the night off — and your grill, too — while speeding up the cooking time. But don’t take our word for it, Seafoodies: Try it for yourselves! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite seafood recipes for the air fryer and Instant Pot. They’re all quick to prepare, easy to clean up and a joy to eat!

The Instant Pot is an all-in-one pressure cooker that lets you sauté as well as simmer. You can even use it to cook frozen food, making prep a breeze! The air fryer is a mini convection oven that “fries” with hot air rather than tons of fat — all you need is a spritz of healthy olive oil. Both of these handy appliances are game-changers! In addition to their ease and speed, they provide a self-contained cooking environment, so your kitchen stays cool and fresh-smelling.

Imagine the possibilities when you’re cooking the stove-free way: Twenty-minute risotto brimming with plump shrimp and scallops. Comforting, one-pot wonders like rich lobster bisque and hearty salmon soup with spinach and tortellini. Good-for-you, “fried” calamari and coconut shrimp. Lemony salmon fillets and spicy cod with a crispy crust. These recipes not only answer the question of what’s for dinner, they’ll have your cleanup crew doing high-fives!

Instant Pot Seafood Risotto 

We can’t get enough of this creamy risotto! Creamy and aromatic, it’s topped with plump shrimp and golden-brown scallops.

Instant Pot Lobster Bisque 

Enjoy a Maine delicacy in a fraction of the time it normally takes. This quick-cook lobster bisque is all about the slow-simmered taste!

Instant Pot Salmon and Tortellini Soup 

Talk about effortless: Salmon, tortellini and veggies can go straight in the pot from the freezer! This nourishing soup is ready in less than a half-hour.

Instant Pot Crab Mac and Cheese 

Savory, cheesy and pescatarian-friendly, this comforting mac and cheese is a great way to introduce your kiddos to seafood!

Instant Pot Shrimp and Cheesy-Chive Grits 

The trusty Instant Pot gives this iconic Southern dish the royal treatment, with tender, tomatoey shrimp and velvety grits laced with herbs and goat cheese.

Easy Air Fryer Salmon 

Air-frying the salmon gives you a fork-tender fish with a crisp exterior. All you need to get this heart-healthy dish on the table are four ingredients and 15 minutes!

Air Fryer Calamari with Creamy Chipotle Sauce 

Crispy and golden-brown, this guiltless calamari only tastes indulgent. Watch it disappear as you pass it around!

Air Fryer Chili Lime Cod 

Tender and perfectly spiced, this Tex-Mex cod can be the star ingredient for your next taco night or enjoyed on its own!

Air Fryer Thai Coconut Shrimp 

Pure bliss! Shrimp is dredged in coconut and panko, crisped up in the air fryer and served with a sweet-and-sour sauce.

Crunchy Air Fryer Fish Sticks 

Your little Seafoodies will gobble these up! From-scratch, healthy fish sticks are ready in just 20 minutes.

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