Happy #Seafood Sunday, Seafoodies!
If you can’t get enough of the delicious autumn produce that’s overflowing at farm stands and supermarkets, you’ve come to the right place. Take advantage of seasonal bounty—like fall squash, pumpkin and sweet potatoes—because these colorful veggies play especially well with seafood! There’s something about their rich, mellow flavor that brings out the best in shrimp, scallops, crab and a variety of fish.
Speaking of seafood, there are so many nutrients in fish and shellfish—including protein, B vitamins, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids, which help support your immune system (check out our blog post Let’s Learn Our Vitamin ABCs + D). Now add some nutrient-rich fall veggies and gourds and you have a delicious superfoods-filled meal!
To give you some more fall meal planning ideas, we’re sharing some of the most mouthwatering ways we’ve found to cook seafood dishes with squash and sweet potatoes. From a comforting cup of stovetop Pumpkin Seafood Chowder to “date night” Scallops with Butternut Squash and Snow Peas—yup, these recipes are the definition of fall comfort. So, let’s get cooking!
Nothing says fall like a steaming bowl of seafood chowder! This rich soup pairs shrimp, scallops and baby clams with an exotic blend of pumpkin, coconut and curry to give you a taste of Thailand.
Seafood Pumpkin Spaghetti Squash Pasta
This dish is proof that two squashes are better than one! Serve these seared scallops with a creamy pumpkin-miso sauce and spaghetti squash “pasta” for a harvest-friendly, gluten-free meal.
Pumpkin, Chipotle and White Cheddar Grits with Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
A sure way to get fired up for fall! Spicy pumpkin and cheese grits get a double dose of smoke with bacon-wrapped colossal shrimp and chipotles in this Southwest-inspired dish.
Pumpkin Risotto with Seared Scallops
On a brisk November night, this pumpkin risotto will really take the chill off! Buttery seared scallops, candied pancetta and two cheeses add another delicious dimension to this dish.
If you love traditional shrimp bruschetta, try this seasonally appropriate update that swaps tomato and basil for pumpkin and goat cheese. These autumn-ized baguettes work well as hors d’oeuvres, a festive app or an anytime snack!
Crispy Baked Fish Sticks & Sweet Potato Wedges
If you think carb-counting means you have to skip the fish and chips, this Paleo-friendly, sweet potato-centric version begs to differ! White fish is breaded with almond flour and spices, then broils beautifully in the oven for a healthy, no-fry meal.
Everything tastes better when it’s cooked in a cast iron skillet! This homey, oven-to-table dish combines tender shrimp with chunks of sweet potato, spices and gooey mozzarella.
Sweet Potato and Carrot “Latke-linis” with Whipped Goat Cheese and Smoked Salmon
The best of both worlds! This inspired recipe for salmon-topped, latke-blini hybrids swaps in sweet potato and carrot for an extra nutritional punch.
Easy Tuna Bake with Butternut Squash, Spinach and Feta
Butternut squash, tuna and tomato may sound like an unusual flavor combination, but it really works! This pasta-free casserole comes together in about half an hour.
Creamy Shrimp, Spinach and Artichoke Spaghetti Squash Boats
Spinach and artichoke dip fans, this one’s for you! These shrimp boats are a fun and creative way to serve an all-in-one entrée in an edible bowl.
Butternut Squash and Crab Bisque
Quintessentially fall! Everyone loves a warm bowl of butternut squash soup, and the addition of briny crab makes it even better.
Scallops with Butternut Squash and Snow Peas
Yowza! Seared sea scallops, golden butternut squash puree and scattering of vibrant green snow peas are one seriously complementary combo and make for a visually stunning presentation as well.
Apricot Crab-Stuffed Acorn Squash
In our humble Seafoodie opinion, seafood and fruit make a winning team! This standout squash is stuffed with crab, apricot and aromatics for a sweet and slightly savory fall-flavored meal that will melt in your mouth.