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March Meal Plan: Shamrock It Up with These Seafood & Greens Recipes

Happy March, Seafoodies!

The Dish on Fish team hails from different parts of the world, but we’re all a little Irish when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day! You’ll find us wearing green this month in honor of this festive holiday (and hello? Spring!) so we’re dressing up our seafood as well! Green vegetables like spinach, avocado and kale pair perfectly with seafood while adding seasonal color and nutritional punch. Did we mention that eating green tastes fabulous, too? If you’ve tried the trendy Tunacado sandwich, you get the idea … there are plenty of delicious ways to get your green on! Our March Meal Plan will show you how easy it is to whip up a scrumptious, Emerald Isle-inspired seafood dish for any occasion.

Seafood + greens is a potent breakfast combo! This dynamic duo delivers loads of protein that will keep you going strong all morning, plus plenty of fiber to make you feel full longer, so you won’t be tempted to snack on shamrock cookies later on! Start the day right with one of our fave bowls — chock-full of smoked salmon, greens, and eggs — or try our spring-green avocado toast topped with spiced, sautéed shrimp, which can be ready in just 15 minutes. When you’re in the mood for something a little more indulgent, this cheesy, crab-spinach quiche will not disappoint.

Midday meals call for simple but craveable fare. To that end, we offer two salads — one topped with seared scallops, plump blueberries and a piquant mustard vinaigrette; another with hearty kale, shrimp and a creamy Caesar dressing. Or if you’re jonesing for something a little creamier, dig into these salmon-stuffed avocado boats or shrimp and spinach-artichoke dip. These luscious lunches are all uber-green as well as party-appropriate, if you plan to entertain this month!

For dinner, we’re partial to the tender baked salmon with wilted spinach and cauliflower mash — this perfectly balanced dish is a must-try! We’re also featuring some classic comfort food (crab and kale lasagna), a fish baked en papillote (with veggies and a zesty chimichurri sauce) and an entrée contender for your next dinner party (spinach-stuffed flounder). All are delectable, delightfully green and a snap to prepare.

Celebrate with these seafood + greens dishes, and you’ll be well on your way toward the 2 to 3 servings of seafood a week recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Plus, when you add greens to your meal, you get added fiber, iron, B vitamins, and other essential nutrients. Couple that with all the protein, omega-3s, and vitamins and minerals from seafood, and you’ve got a recipe for success!

We hope you enjoy eating green this month. Sláinte, Seafoodies!


Turmeric Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bowl 

Top of the morning to ya! Start your day with an un-bowl-ievably good bowl of greens, grains, eggs, and smoked salmon — and too many other yummy ingredients to list — and you’ll be dancing a jig!

Shrimp Avocado Toast 

One bite of this creamy, crunchy and springlike avocado toast, and you’ll never go back to green bagels again!

Crab and Spinach Quiche 

Packed with spinach and delicate crabmeat, this rich, cheesy quiche makes for a wonderful breakfast, festive brunch dish or elegant dinner appetizer.


Seared Scallop Salad with Blueberries 

Tastes just like spring! This light and refreshing recipe tosses golden-brown scallops with cool greens, crunchy veggies, tart blueberries, and a honey-mustard vinaigrette.

Kale Caesar Salad with Spicy Shrimp 

Kale Caesar! Chopped kale and sautéed shrimp really stand up to the kicky, anchovy-laced dressing in this nutritional powerhouse of a salad.

Salmon-Stuffed Avocado Boats 

If you’re planning a spring party, give this superfast, no-cook recipe a try. It’s tasty, healthy, and just plain gorgeous!

Baked Spinach and Artichoke Shrimp Dip 

Tailor-made for St. Paddy’s Day, this savory dip offers a boatload of greens and shrimp-tacular flavor! Serve it with some crusty whole-grain bread or crackers for hearty, parade-watching fare.


Creamy Crab and Kale Lasagna 

Green and surprisingly lean, this quick-prep lasagna comes together in a jiffy. The hardest part is waiting for it to come out of the oven!

Mustard-Glazed Salmon with Cauliflower Mash and Spinach 

A gluten-free twist on a classic! Garlicky, wilted spinach nicely balances the earthy cauliflower mash and tangy glaze on this baked salmon dish.

Wild Alaskan Pollock en Papillote with Chimichurri Sauce 

Dress your white fish in fresh, herbaceous chimichurri sauce for an emerald-green treat! You can bake these zesty packets in the oven, or enjoy straight off the grill.

Spinach-Stuffed Flounder 

Elegant and oh-so-easy, this greens-packed dish will delight even the pickiest of palates. You can substitute any white fish fillets if flounder isn’t available.

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