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Party Like a Pescatarian with these Appetizers & Finger Foods

Let’s party like a pescatarian this month in celebration of the inaugural National Pescatarian Month! Seafood is the perfect snack and party food with options from simple to gourmet. We have seafood appetizer and finger food recipes for every budget and flavor profile.

The pescatarian lifestyle is fresh and very do-able because there are so many varieties of seafood readily available at the grocery store and from the fish monger. We think a great way to spread the word about the pescatarian lifestyle is with some show-stopping seafood treats made special at home this month.

We are sharing seafood dips, Air Fryer specialties and handhelds. Let’s pull out the stops and celebrate with deviled eggs elevated with smoked salmon, homemade crab empanadas using store-bought puff pastry and oysters treated with a dollop of a cheesy-honey and then char-grilled, plus more.

After biting into one of these morsels, everyone will understand why we say “Go Pescatarian!” Thanks for joining in the party during National Pescatarian Month!

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs are small, savory bites—packed with protein and bursting with flavor. The deviled egg has always been good, but with smoked salmon it is amazing! Thanks to easy swap-outs like Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise, these elegant little eggs are light fare.  

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 Crab Empanadas with Mango Salsa

These crab empanadas look like they take all day—but with store-bought puff pastry they come together really fast. The empanadas are impressive little appetizers but can also be served as a light lunch or a snack. Now, let’s start cooking!

Crab Empanadas Mango Salsa
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Shrimp Scampi Skewers 

These shrimp kebabs are packed with good-for-you flavor, marrying lemon zest, the heat of red pepper flakes and scrumptious shrimp together into one fun, fabulous dish. Grilled shrimp comes together quickly, making it a favorite way to cook America’s favorite seafood.

Shrimp Scampi Skewers Recipe
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Air Fryer Guiltless Tempura Shrimp

Thanks to the Air Fryer, these golden-brown, crispy air-fried shrimp are flavorful and healthy without saturated fat. Blink and these crunchy bite-sized treats will be gone within minutes! Confession: It was lunchtime when we tested this recipe, and we devoured them in minutes!

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Smoked Salmon Dip

A food processor makes whipping up this Smoked Salmon Dip super easy. Keep the ingredients on hand for an easy and nutritious last-minute appetizer.

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Air Fryer Calamari with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Guiltless golden-brown, crispy air-fried calamari is healthy and flavorful. Taking only 10 minutes to cook and less than 25 minutes to prep, this dish makes a perfect snack or appetizer. You can also prep ahead and freeze to save time. The trick to this recipe is to double-coat the calamari and cook it in batches so the air circulates in the fryer. Trust us—you’ll be hooked on this Air Fryer Calamari with Creamy Chipotle Sauce.

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Char-Grilled Honey Parmesan Oysters

We first tasted char-grilled oysters at a famous restaurant in New Orleans, and we were hooked. So much so that we were inspired to create our own version at home. Now, without further ado, let’s jump into our cook-along recipe for Char-Grilled Honey Parmesan Oysters. This recipe calls for pantry staples to create a charred, cheesy bubbling platter of oyster goodness.

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Baked Spinach and Artichoke Shrimp Dip

Not only is this dish full of flavor, it’s easy to prep ahead of time. Score a bag of shrimp at the store and make it, bake it and take it to every celebration! Whether you are headed to a dinner party or a tailgate, everyone will be asking for “your” shrimp dip recipe.

Spinach Artichoke Shrimp Dip
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Simple Salmon Sliders

We bet you have all the ingredients for our budget-friendly Simple Salmon Sliders in your fridge and pantry! We took convenient canned/pouched salmon, cracker crumbs, an egg and added lemon and dill for bright flavor. These little sliders get pan-fried in a little olive oil for a crunchy patty that’s tender inside.  

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Grilled Cod and Avocado Tacos

We are so excited to share with you the recipe for the BEST grilled fish tacos! Yes, the all-caps are totally necessary because these tacos are just that good. Combining flaky grilled fish with creamy, smoky avocado makes for a taste out of this world. Ready-to-eat broccoli slaw makes this recipe easy-peasy to throw together during the week or for a last-minute gathering. And this recipe is super-versatile—it calls for cod but taste just as delicious with tilapia, salmon or mahi-mahi. #tacotuesday

Grilled Cod Tacos
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