Hanukkah starts tonight, so we wanted to wish a Happy Hanukkah to all of our Seafoodies who celebrate! Now that temperatures have dropped and trees are bare, we’re all about getting cozy with a few of our most cherished comfort food recipes. Life can get pretty hectic this time of year, and there are days when spending hours in the kitchen just isn’t an option. That’s where your trusty slow cooker or Instant Pot comes in. These kitchen gadgets are like having a personal chef working quietly in the background to transform simple ingredients into mouthwatering meals. So you can spend less time scrambling and more time settling in, tucked under a blanket with a good book or new show. Now, that sounds like our kind of winter wonderland!
While you may not immediately think of seafood when it comes to slow cookers, the magic of these mealtime helpers is only amplified when paired with seafood. Seafood takes on flavors beautifully, resulting in Instant Pot dishes that are tender, juicy, and bursting with freshness.
Even if holding a hot bowl of comfort food doesn’t make you feel happier, the aroma of a tender, juicy, warm meal that’s ready to eat will! For fans of the “set it and forget it” method like us—you’re in luck!
We’ve gathered up a few time-saving, taste-boosting, seafood recipes for you to try out, along with a couple of quick seafood dishes perfect for Hanukkah.
This 4-ingredient dish cooks up quickly and pairs perfectly with latkes. And since the air fryer does most of the work for you when it comes to cooking this protein, you’ll have plenty of time–and pans–to fry up some of those potato pancakes!
Sure, you could buy frozen fish sticks for a quick weeknight dinner, but why would you with this tasty and easy recipe? Plus, these kid-approved fish sticks are coated in kefir, which is rich in probiotics for gut health. Pair these fish sticks with a big salad for an easy Hanukkah dinner.
This recipe lets you recreate a bistro classic at home, in just 20 minutes—about half the time of traditional stovetop preparation! Serve the mussels immediately over linguine, or with some crusty bread to sop up every drop of the wonderful sauce.
The Instant Pot provides a depth of seasoning that makes this bisque taste like it was slow-cooked for hours. But our recipe takes just 10 minutes to prep and then about an hour in the IP! And to make things even easier, you can use fresh or frozen lobster.
This mac is pescatarian-friendly, made with whole-grain pasta, flavored with Old Bay and loaded with savory crabmeat. Oh, and did we mention the three cheeses?! Comfort food at its finest.
This easy-to-make recipe has all the classic Italian flavors your family loves, but with less fat, fewer calories and significantly reduced cooking (and cleanup!) time than most versions of this dish, thanks to the trusty Instant Pot.
When it comes to comfort food, it doesn’t get much cozier than creamy grits! And when they’re topped with tender shrimp in a scrumptiously seasoned gravy, you’ve got a Southern classic that’s downright delicious.
This decadent, Instant Pot seafood dish is a triple threat! It makes a great addition to your holiday menus, is perfect for a busy weeknight and will wow your significant other on your next date night in.
Served with tortillas or stirred up with a side of rice—there are so many ways to enjoy these make-ahead shrimp tacos.
For a hearty and comforting slow-cooked meal, look no further than a healthy bowl of one-pot seafood stew!
Combine the convenience of a slow cooker with the bold and aromatic spices of a traditional fish curry for a well-seasoned dish that’s sure to become a family favorite.
The tender, flaky halibut is infused with zesty lemon and fragrant dill as it gently simmers in the slow cooker, creating a dish that’s both refreshingly bright and incredibly easy to make.
Prepare to tantalize your taste buds! With minimal effort required and maximum flavor guaranteed, you can enjoy a restaurant-quality shrimp scampi right in the comfort of your own home.
Loaded with tender canned clams, hearty potatoes and a rich and creamy broth—chowder is the perfect way to savor the soothing essence of the sea on a chilly evening (or anytime!).
Pack a punch with zesty barbecue and a touch of New Orleans’ famous heat, making this dish the perfect way to add some excitement to your weeknight dinner.
This may just qualify as heaven in a bowl… with a winning blend of tender pasta, sweet claw meat and three (yes, three!) cheeses!
Capture the essence of coastal living with a seafood meal that will transport your taste buds right to the shores of the Mediterranean.