Fish & Seafood Recipes

Trader Joe’s Spicy Bomba Tuna Salad (Dairy Free)

Turn ordinary canned tuna into a zippy, spicy salad that’s perfect over greens, in a sandwich, with crackers or stuffed into endive leaves. 

Smoked Salmon Chowder (Dairy Free)

This dairy free smoked salmon chowder is full of broccoli, baby potatoes, onions and garlic for a comforting and healthy meal.

Roasted Garlic & Herb Shrimp with Zoodles (GF)

A light and easy dinner idea that’s quick and effortless to make.  Cut corners by buying already spiralized zucchini noodles, and throw a head of garlic in the oven to roast while you put the groceries away (and a bonus – use up some of those herbs in the garden too!).  In no time at

Grilled Swordfish with Chimichurri (GF)

Learn how to grill a perfectly cooked swordfish steak and top it off with a fresh, vibrant chimichurri sauce.  All you need is a food processor or blender and some simple seasonings for the sword.  This is next level swordfish.

Shrimp & Cheddar Grits with Okra

Creamy cheddar grits are served with tender and sweet sauteed shrimp, sliced okra, lacinato kale and sun dried tomatoes, for a truly delicious meal.  This can easily be made plant-based as well!

Roasted Mediterranean-Style Tautog

White flakey fish filets are simmered then roasted in a Mediterranean style sauce of freshly chopped tomatoes, spices, herbs, capers and golden raisins.  It is heavenly, and what’s better than enjoying a meal from something caught locally to my home on Cape Cod!

Simple Baked Salmon with Herbs (GF)

A simple baked salmon recipe with a delicious lemon and herb sauce.  The sauce is perfect drizzled over the salmon with a side of arugula for a healthy, easy dinner in about 20 minutes or less.

Crispy Crunchy Shrimp Quesadillas

Two of the most satisfying words I could ever use to describe food are crispy and crunchy, which is exactly what a quesadilla should be.  Quesadillas can easily be a boring meal, but with a few extra tweaks, this dish goes from plain to super jazzed up.  Get the recipe and learn how to make

Cajun Clam Pasta

A twist on the classic vongole dish!  Creamy, packed with flavor, a little spicy and so, so delicious.  Toasted breadcrumbs on top don’t hurt either! It’s secretly light, but has the richness and flavor of the utmost in comfort food.  I think you’ll be happy you made this one.

Classic Lobster Mac & Cheese

This classic lobster mac & cheese, using a mixture of sharp cheddar and nutty gruyere, is so easy to make yet much lighter than most other recipes you find.  Add in the herbed breadcrumbs, then let it bake to bubbling and crispy perfection, is what makes this dish so irrisistable.

Classic Linguine alle Vongole

Linguine alle Vongole is a classic Italian dish that is surprisingly simple to make.  It may look overwhelming to put together, but I promise you, this dish is so easy to throw together on a weeknight or to enjoy any time!

Sweet Chili Scallops with Collards and Bacon

Succulent, delicate and meaty scallops are transformed into little pieces of candy, seared and glazed, then served up with savory Carolina rice and quick cooking collards and bacon.  There is just no telling how you’ll ever save any for leftovers. 

Halibut Ceviche

Ceviche is a quintessential island dish that is great for hot days when you couldn’t even fathom eating something hot!  I’ve tried a lot of ceviche in my short 32 years on this planet, and not one has ever disappointed me.  Whether it’s squid, shrimp, scallop, fish or conch ceviche, I’ve tried them all and

Haddock Florentine

A super creamy, rich and totally delicious florentine sauce, full of fresh spinach and sun dried tomatoes, that only looks and tastes like it has tons of butter and cream in it!  In this healthier version, I used light whipped cream cheese and a few other goodies to create a cheesy, rich yet healthier sauce.

Ahi Tuna Poke Bowls

Think of a tuna poke bowl as like a deconstructed sushi roll.  There is the rice, the marinated fish, creamy avocado, crisp cucumber, sesame seeds, sweet mango and pickled ginger.  You could also add in sliced jalapeños, scallions, shiitake mushrooms, or any other number of vegetables and flavors. For this recipe, I want to share with

Cape Cod Stuffed Quahogs with Chorizo

If you’re a New Englander like me, then you know a stuffed quahog when you see one.  You could pretty much go to any New England establishment that serves seafood and find one on the menu. I’ll stop right there and just be clear, a stuffed quahog is also known as a stuffed clam, it just

Ahi Tuna Nachos with Firecracker Slaw

When your husband is a fisherman, the summer season is all about fishing.  Every. Single. Day.  The good news though is that sometimes he brings home bags and bags of freshly caught sushi grade tuna steaks, and then life is really good.  I like to think I’m pretty lucky. The firecracker slaw is super easy

Mediterranean Bluefish

When most people think of bluefish, they think of the strong taste and oiliness that a bluefish typically has.  In an older recipe I had made a few years ago, I had simply marinated the fish in red wine vinegar for 30 minutes, then taken the fish and put it under the broiler to lightly

Tautog with Creamy Tomatoes and Cornmeal Fried Okra

Whew that’s a big recipe name, huh??  Well let me tell you, tautog with creamy tomatoes and cornmeal fried okra will be your new best friend this spring.  Forget slimy okra – my quick and easy pan fried technique takes the sliminess out and only leaves you with little nuggets of pure okra heaven. This

Honey Teriyaki Salmon

Roasted or grilled salmon is one of those meals that is both easy, quick and full of good healthy fats and protein.  This honey teriyaki salmon is a delicious, quick meal that you can put together on a busy night, or even make ahead and reheat the next day.  The leftovers are great as well

Prosciutto Wrapped Cod with Lemon Rosemary Sauce

Salty prosciutto, flakey wild-caught cod, fresh lemon juice and fresh rosemary sprigs come together to make this Prosciutto Wrapped Cod an absolutely irresistible and easy dish to make.  If you’re bored with the usual baked fish with breadcrumbs and butter recipe (like me), this is just what you need! I’m always seeing things wrapped in

Crispy Cajun Fish Sticks

Those nights of eating fish sticks heated up by the babysitter when I was little are all coming back to me.  Fish sticks just became adult food.   Frying these up in my kitchen while snow and ice encrust every possible surface outside, and smelling the warm aromas of cajun seasoning and cornmeal sizzling in a

Buttery Rock Lobster

One evening while we were in Costa Rica, one of the locals stopped by the house on his bicycle lugging a big cooler on the back full of freshly caught rock lobsters.  One kilo was $12 and you just can’t say no to that. The thought of devouring freshly caught lobster sounded so good to me,

Cajun Jack Crevalle

If you know how to cook a crevalle jack properly, then the outcome will be wonderful.  They get a bad rep for being too fishy, but when cooked in lime juice, garlic and a few spices, this fish turns into an absolute delicacy.

Striped Bass Cioppino

Striped bass is a staple in our house due to the fact that my husband is a full fledged, full-time fisherman.  Most striped bass recipes involve baking this white flakey fish with bread crumbs, butter and lemon juice is great, but that simple method gets boring pretty fast.    My Striped Bass Ciopinno dish is

Buttery Linguine with Shredded Striped Bass

Honestly, I was skeptical of this the minute I saw the raw filet sitting on my counter. Now, I have eaten a lot of striped bass in my day thanks to the super talented fisherman I get to call my future husband, but when I saw this I really wasn’t so sure.  And you know you’re

Coconut Green Curry Halibut Stew

There are always a few recipes you keep on hand that you know are easy and quick to make on a weeknight and guaranteed to be delicious, and this my friends, is one of those recipes.  It’s one of my go-to meals that is delicious any time of year, and perfectly filling and healthy.  

Pan Seared Tilapia + High Hook Vineyards Review

There is nothing quite like a fresh piece of white flakey fish, lightly pan seared in a white wine & butter sauce, served with sautéed shallots and roasted asparagus.  Does this scream spring?!  I think it does, even though its April and it’s snowing outside….

Caramelized Bluefish

Heres something to wrap your head around – bluefish that actually tastes delicious! I’m not kidding, this is 100% a true story. I’ve never been a big fan of bluefish – their sharp teeth and oily, fishy and worst of all blue meat, make them less than desirable.  For a long time Ryan and I have tried to

Asian Carrot Noodles

Vegetables are the new pasta, haven’t you heard?  The spiralizer has transformed our meals into healthy, nutritious dishes that we just can’t get enough of.  It started with zucchini as most other people have had, but carrots might just be my new favorite.  The sweetness and crunch of the carrot noodles pair deliciously with a tangy,

Zucchini Noodles with Shrimp & Pesto

Zucchini is spiralized into strands of pasta for a delicious and satisfying gluten-free bowl of “pasta”.  Tossed with pesto and shrimp, this is a hearty, filling meal that everyone will rave about.

Fish & Roasted Vegetable Tacos with Guacamole

Fresh striped bass is the star in these fresh tacos.  Just roast up some quick vegetables, whip up some guacamole and dinner is ready in minutes.

Orange Glazed Salmon

A sweet and tangy sauce get’s drizzled on salmon, then broiled for a perfectly caramelized outer crust with a punch of flavor seeped right in to the salmon.

Seared Sesame Ahi Tuna with Asian Vegetables

A simple seared tuna steak served over a bed of fresh vegetables sauteed in an Asian marinade.  A perfect way to enjoy fresh tuna!

Spicy Tuna Burgers with Savory Sticky Sauce

Every single person needs to try these Spicy Tuna Burgers with Savory Sticky Sauce…like, right now.

The Perfect Summer Meal

A whole roasted summer squash with parmesan is served with sauteed shrimp, onion, garlic and tomato is the perfect farmer’s market summer dinner.  Complete your plate with some perfectly cooked brown rice with peas and corn.

Tequila & Lime Shrimp

The flavors of summer come alive in this fantastic tequila & lime rub that pairs perfectly with shrimp, chicken or fish!

Parmesan Crusted Shrimp with Summer Vegetable Saute

Make dinner in 15 minutes or less with this crunchy and flavorful dish.

The CD Lobster Salad Sandwich

Or should I say, Lobstah Salad Sandwich.  Yes, that sounds much better, especially since I live in Boston.

Citrus Striped Bass

A fresh new take on fish – tangy, sweet and just perfect for this fish that was caught from Cape Cod Bay just the day before.

Parmesan Crusted Tautog with Herbed Lemon Sauce

If you’ve never heard of tautog, otherwise known as black fish, tautog is a flakey white fish with a very mild flavor.  It sets up well to pair with spicy smoked paprika and nutty parmesan cheese.  The light herbed lemon sauce gives the fish more depth with it’s rich flavors of herbs such as mint,

Greek Farro Salad with Shrimp

Farro, chopped tomato, cucumber, feta, kalamata olives, red onion, fresh basil, olive oil, lemon juice and oregano are all it takes to create this light and summery dish.

Cajun “Fried” Scup

A healthy version of any New Englander’s favorite thing (except mine)…fried fish!  A little cajun seasoning was all it took and boy was it darn good.

Sriracha Tuna Salad

We love this for it’s perfect crunch and spicy flavor all paired perfectly with fresh sliced cucumber.  It’s a weekly lunch staple around here.

20 Minute Dinner: Fish Taco Rice Bowls

If you have these simple ingredients, you have dinner tonight – all done in under 20 minutes!

Mussels with Roasted Plum Tomatoes & White Wine

A savory appetizer or light dinner with fresh spring flavors that takes no time to whip up.

Pan Seared Cod with Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce lends a perfect balance to the lightly seasoned cod for a fresh new take on fish.

Cajun Shrimp Tacos

A quick and simple dinner idea that’s perfect for the beautiful weather outside!  Fresh flavor meets clean, healthy ingredients for a filling, under 250 calorie dinner.

Baked Shrimp & Feta

Tomatoes simmered with white wine, onions, garlic and oregano, then baked with shrimp and feta with a crispy top layer of bread crumbs, parsley and lemon zest.  The surprise of lemon zest paired with the feta gives it a fresh flavor and tones down that saltiness from the cheese.  Try it over spaghetti squash as a

Five Pepper Cod with Mango Salsa

During the summer I spend mostly every weekend on Cape Cod, relaxing on the beach and enjoying some of the freshest seafood around.  This kind of meal makes me think of those warm nights by the water with a glass of wine and great friends to be around.

Cilantro & Lime Fish Taco’s

Fish taco’s made simply with a cilantro and lime based marinade to allow the freshness of the fish to not be overwhelmed by the other flavors.

Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Pasta

A bowl full of creamy noodles and loaded with tons of veggies, cajun seasoning and lots of protein is the epitome of comfort food.  A Creatively Delish favorite and top recipe!

Wasabi Soy Salmon

Salmon pan seared with a honey based soy marinade and Wasabi Sesame Seeds sprinkled over the top…YES.

Ginger-Lime Swordfish

This delicious marinade is composed of chopped ginger and fresh lime juice, along with a few spices and a little vinegar.  Let it marinate for a little while to let the juices sink in and pan-sear or bake to swordfish heaven.