We love to demystify cooking seafood here at Dish on Fish. Today it’s about cooking seafood straight from the freezer. Yes—you read that correctly, and it’s a game-changer for weeknight dinners. No time to thaw? No problem!
Frozen seafood is flash-frozen, making it the perfect protein to keep stocked in your freezer. When properly stored, seafood will last in your freezer up to 6 months AND you can take out as much or as little as you need. We recommend keeping a variety of seafood in the freezer for delicious on-demand dining. Stock up when it’s on sale, and you’ll always have an amazing dinner ready to satisfy any craving. Salmon filets, bagged shrimp, tilapia loins, cod filets and more!
Try the time-saving convenience of “from frozen” seafood cooking, and we think you’ll be hooked! Drop some frozen seafood into a sauté pan or soup pot to add to give your favorite dish a mouthwatering protein boost. Brush frozen fish fillets with sauce, it freezes and turns into a glaze that melts into the fish as it cooks. Pretty cool, huh? Plus, cooking from frozen makes it nearly impossible to overcook.
Seafood is frozen when it’s fresh, so all the great nutrition we’ve come to rely on—protein, vitamins, minerals—is locked in. That means whenever you shop at the frozen seafood case, you’ll always have a healthy and delicious seafood meal at the ready. It’s like money in the bank!
If you need some recipe inspiration, we’ve got a few “straight from frozen” fish recipes to get you started. Once you master the basic techniques, we’re sure you’ll find all sorts of ways to cook frozen seafood more often!
My, oh my! Oven-baked frozen cod really shines with some capers and just a kiss of garlic butter.
Dish up this buttery, Creole-spiced white fish, and let the good times roll! If you can’t find tilapia loins, just sub in filets and reduce the cooking time.
A bag of frozen mixed seafood is your ticket to an easy, Spanish-inspired meal! Sautéed aromatic veggies and turmeric give this pescatarian paella an awesome depth of flavor and tempting golden hue.
Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Salmon
Frozen salmon fillets steam up beautifully in the Instant Pot with a little lemon and a smattering of fresh herbs. Only 20 minutes from freezer to table!
Stews are ideal for cooking straight from frozen! Just simmer some aromatic tomato broth, then stir in some frozen shrimp, squid and mussels for a rib-sticking meal.