We’re coming in hot this #SeafoodSunday with a roundup of some of our favorite cast iron seafood recipes. This form of cooking is great for your taste buds, your health and your wallet!
Cooking with cast iron cookware has become more popular in recent years due to health and convenience benefits, including:
- Non-stick features
- Easy to clean
- Long cooking life span
- Fortifies food with the mineral iron
- Enhances the flavor of your dish
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite cast iron seafood recipes that can be used year round, but also make especially tasty additions to your holiday menu. You’ll find a variety of seafood species within these recipes, including smoked salmon, pan-seared scallops, zesty shrimp, succulent crab, flavorful pollock and more! Which goes to show, when it comes to cooking in cast iron, there’s no limit to what you can create.
What’s even better? These cast iron seafood recipes are packed with just as many health benefits as flavors! Seafood is naturally rich in iron, but iron levels are further enhanced when prepared in a skillet. That’s because when acidic foods or water are cooked in a cast iron pan, the acid or water absorbs some of the metal from the pan and therefore naturally and slightly boosts the iron content of the dish. When trying to decide what to prepare for dinner, consider whipping up one-pan dinners in a cast-iron pan.
It’s time to turn up the sizzle and bring some seasonal flair to your kitchen with these craveable cast iron seafood creations!
Enjoy These Cast Iron Seafood Recipes
Must-Try Smoked Salmon Hash
Just thinking about this combination of bold flavors and textures, along with the zesty blend of juicy salmon and crispy potatoes, will have you drooling in anticipation. The best part is that this dish is healthy and easy to make.
Lemon Butter Pan-Seared Scallops
Butter, lemon and parsley bring fresh flavors to this decadent dinner while keeping it simple. In need of an elegant meal that is also low effort? Look no further!
Shrimp and Asparagus Skillet
Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus Skillet is a quick and healthy one pan meal loaded with fresh citrus flavors. This is an all-in-one skillet dinner, packed full of Mediterranean flavor, healthy ingredients and a seasonal twist.
Spanish Seafood Paella
This healthy, EASY Spanish seafood paella is made with the freshest ingredients that will take your taste buds on a flavorful ride. You can’t go wrong with this diverse list of ingredients, including wild caught shrimp, lobster tails, mussels and clams.
Warm Skillet Crab Dip in a Sourdough Bread Bowl
When it comes to easy entertaining during the holiday season, it’s hard to beat this easy Warm Crab Dip in a Bread Bowl. This dish is guaranteed to have NO leftovers. In fact, you may need a second batch.