10 Easy Twists on Summer Seafood Recipes

Written by: Karen Marsh


From an herb-infused lobster roll to a seared scallop taco with coconut avocado cream, these creations will make your guests' mouths water.

Elevate your summer dining with these 10 fresh seafood recipes that use new and surprising flavor combinations.

MC Perkins Cove Lobster Roll Seafood Recipe

A summertime tradition in coastal Maine, the Lobster Roll is one of the best-known sandwiches in New England. But have you heard of a lobster roll with fennel top, Italian parsley, or chives? Bold flavors from fresh herbs add a balanced touch to this seafood recipe developed by two James Beard Award-winning chefs - it’s sure to satisfy anyone at your table.

MC Perkins Cove Lobster Roll Recipe, Summer Seafood Recipe
Food Republic​​

Ginger-Pineapple Shrimp Stir-Fry

Adding ginger and pineapple to your standard stir-fry transforms this dish into a whole new experience. These flavorful ingredients add a wonderful kick to this warm-weather seafood recipe that you’ll want to make again and again.

Ginger-Pineapple Shrimp Stir-Fry, Summer Seafood Recipe

Steamed Halibut with Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice

If you're looking for a new way to prepare your traditional halibut-rice combo, look no further. In this creamy seafood recipe, coconut-lime cauliflower rice is paired with well-seasoned flaky white fish for a healthier take on this crowd-pleasing creation.

Steamed Halibut with Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice, Summer Seafood Recipe
Sizzle Fish​​

Herb-Marinated Tilapia Kebabs

Take your kebab game to a whole new level when you pair tilapia with seasoned artichokes and sweet cherry tomatoes. This summer seafood recipe adds a little lemon and olive oil and you have a gourmet backyard barbecue.

Herb-Marinated Tilapia Kebabs, Summer Seafood Recipe
Rachael Ray ​​

Seared Scallop Tacos with Spring Mango Salsa

Fish tacos will never be the same again. This fresh scallop taco paired with a rich coconut avocado cream and tangy mango-cherry tomato salsa is a must-try seafood recipe for fish lovers and taco fans alike.

Seared Scallop Tacos with Spring Mango Salsa, Summer Seafood Recipe
Domesticate Me​​

Smoked Salmon Burgers with Lemon Aioli

Sure, traditional salmon burgers have taken their place in mainstream fare, but this smoky, herb-infused version with lemon aioli adds an irresistible flavor lift. This is a healthy twist on a classic summer seafood recipe that’s simply perfect for elevating your outdoor get-togethers.

Smoked Salmon Burgers with Lemon Aioli, Summer Seafood Recipe
Clean Eating Mag​​

Mini Crab Louie Lettuce Wraps

Chicken lettuce wraps have earned their place on the menu, but for a new twist, you’ll love folding Dungeness crab, cucumber, radish, and avocado between these lettuce leaves. Top with fresh dill or tarragon vinaigrette - this seafood recipe is a delicious option for a crispy-crunchy veggie fix.

Mini Crab Louie Lettuce Wraps, Summer Seafood Recipe
Feasting at Home​​

Tomato Basil Cod Pasta Seafood Recipe

Tomato and basil pasta, well-loved by many as a comfort food classic, gets a coastal upgrade in this flavorful seafood recipe. The pasta of your choice, cherry tomatoes, peppery basil, pesto, and ricotta cheese paired with fresh cod makes for an appetizing dish your guests won’t expect but everyone will love.

Tomato Basil Cod Pasta, Summer Seafood Recipe
Blue Circle Foods​​

Citrus, Shrimp, and Quinoa Salad with Feta

Quinoa has fast become a salad ingredient staple. You can keep it feeling fresh and bright by adding shrimp, grapefruit, lime, and clementine

Tip: Toss in some crumbled feta for a new salad that is unexpectedly filling and satisfying. Perfect as a new side dish for your next cookout or backyard barbecue.

Citrus, Shrimp, and Quinoa Salad with Feta, Summer Seafood Recipe
Simple Bites​​

Easy Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

This refreshing version of the shrimp scampi pasta seafood recipe features zucchini noodles in place of white pasta and is paired with shrimp to make a light dish that's still warm, hearty, and comforting. The white wine-butter sauce, sweet tomatoes, and nutty cheese all add a hint of richness and color to the dish - works so well for a summer supper.

Easy Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles, Summer Seafood Recipe
Eating Well​​

If you're a seafood lover, then you know that presentation is key! And what better way to give your seafood recipes that perfect coastal flair than by prepping them with these beautifully crafted coastal accessories? Everything looks better when it's beachy and beautiful.

Whether you're hosting a beachside cookout or just whipping up a quick seafood dish at home, our coastal accessories will add that special touch that sets your meal apart.

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