’Tis the season for spring entertaining and family get-togethers. Whatever type of event you’re planning, we know it’s a lot to take on – believe us, we’ve been there! “Less stress” is our motto, which is why we’ve put together a roundup of the best seafood recipes that are simple and hassle-free, but will really wow your dinner party crowd. This survival guide proves that serving up a healthy and delicious multicourse meal doesn’t have to be difficult.
One of the reasons we love seafood so much is because it is so versatile – it can be incorporated into a seemingly endless array of dishes. Preparing a healthy family meal also is easy when you know there’s a wide variety of fish, shrimp, crab, scallops and more to choose from. Both the versatility and the variety make it easy to eat seafood at least 2 to 3 times a week, as recommended by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.
We’ve assembled a list of nutritious and delicious seafood recipes that will leave your guests smiling and satisfied. For spring entertaining that goes off without a hitch, these plates are sure to help all the pieces fall into place.
Brown Butter Scallops with Parmesan Risotto
All your guests will revel in the brown-butter glory of this fancy, restaurant-style scallop dish.
One-Pan Baked Teriyaki Salmon and Vegetables
Easy and healthy one-pan salmon recipes are dinner party life savers!
Warm Kale Salad with Mussels and Bacon
This flavorful mussel salad will wow your guests – and it takes less than 30 minutes to make!
Lobster Mac & Cheese
There’s everyday mac ’n’ cheese, and then there’s lobster mac ’n’ cheese.
Skinny Baked Popcorn Shrimp
This lightened-up version of crispy shrimp poppables makes for the perfect party appetizer!
Cheese and Crab Brunch Bake
Hosting a brunch? This cheesy, hearty crabmeat casserole is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Southern-Style Crab Cakes
You need to try these Southern-style crab cakes; they are utterly delicious!
Tuna Deviled Eggs
A spring brunch staple. Watch how fast these low-carb, high-protein snacks disappear once your guests arrive.
Satisfy your shrimp cravings with this savory, crispy treat.