5-Ingredient Seafood Recipes

Fish and shellfish are quick cooking, nutritious, and delicious when prepared simply. These 17 recipes offer shortcuts that don't skimp on taste.

Baked Flounder with Dill and Caper Cream

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Baked Flounder with Dill and Caper Cream

A symbol of vitality since Roman times, fresh dill lends its sharp flavor and a distinct aroma to mild and delicate founder fillets. Sour cream and capers add tang.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Flounder fillets (4 6-oz)
  • Fresh dill
  • Reduced-fat sour cream
  • Capers
  • Lemons
Prep: 8 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes

View Recipe: Baked Flounder with Dill and Caper Cream

Lemon-Artichoke Halibut en Papillote

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Lemon-Artichoke Halibut en Papillote

Baked in parchment paper, this dish gently steams in a chunky sauce. Serve with crusty bread for sopping up the delicate juices.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Halibut fillets (4-6-oz)
  • Shallot
  • Fresh salsa
  • Frozen artichoke
  • Lemon
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

View Recipe: Lemon-Artichoke Halibut en Papillote

Grilled Halibut with Onion, Spicy Tomatoes, and Avocado

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Grilled Halibut with Onion, Spicy Tomatoes, and Avocado

A simple salsa of spicy canned tomatoes and diced avocado enlivens a charred halibut fillet. Serve with rice or toasted bread.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Halibut fillets (4 6 oz)
  • Green onions
  • Diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • Avocado
  • Lime wedges
Prep: 7 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes

View Recipe: Grilled Halibut with Onion, Spicy Tomatoes, and Avocado

Halibut with Quick Lemon Pesto

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Halibut with Quick Lemon Pesto

While the halibut cooks on the grill (about 8 minutes), prepare the pesto sauce. Serve with grilled zucchini and red peppers (or whatever fresh veggies you have on hand).

Pantry Checklist:

  • Halibut fillets (4 6-oz.)
  • Basil leaves
  • Fresh parmesan cheese
  • Garlic cloves
  • Lemon
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes

View Recipe: Halibut with Quick Lemon Pesto

Sautéed Tilapia Tacos with Grilled Peppers and Onions Recipe

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Sautéed Tilapia Tacos with Grilled Peppers and Onions

Slice the onion just before placing it on the grill. If given time to set, the onion rings will begin to separate and will not have good grill marks.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Jalapeño Pepper
  • Onion
  • Bell Peppers
  • Tilapia
  • Tortillas
View Recipe: Sautéed Tilapia Tacos with Grilled Peppers and Onions

Sunflower Seed-Crusted Orange Roughy

Sunflower Seed-Crusted Orange Roughy

Panko and sunflower seeds form a crispy-chewy crust that bakes quickly into faux-fried goodness. Serve with steamed asparagus tossed with grated lemon rind.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Orange roughy fillets (4-6-oz)
  • Egg whites
  • Lemon
  • Italian-seasoned panko
  • Unsalted sunflower seed kernels
Prep: 8 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Other: 10 minutes

View Recipe: Sunflower Seed-Crusted Orange Roughy

Chili-Garlic Glazed Salmon

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Chili-Garlic Glazed Salmon

This sweet-and-spicy glaze permeates the fish as it broils, creating an intensely satisfying entrée with only 298 calories per serving. Minted Sugar Snap Peas make a cool, complementary side.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Salmon fillets (4 6-oz)
  • Chili sauce with garlic
  • Green onions
  • Low-sugar orange marmalade
  • Low-sodium soy sauce
Prep: 4 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes

View Recipe: Chili-Garlic Glazed Salmon

Lemon Red Snapper with Herbed Butter

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Lemon Red Snapper with Herbed Butter

Herbed butter melts atop baked fish hot from the oven, filling your kitchen with wonderful fragrance. Serve with a salad or with Sautéed Zucchini and Bell Peppers.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Red snapper fillets (4 6-oz)
  • Lemons
  • Paprika
  • Butter
  • Fresh herbs
Prep: 9 minutes
Cook: 13 minutes

View Recipe: Lemon Red Snapper with Herbed Butter

Spicy Louisiana Tilapia Fillets with Sauteed Vegetable Relish

Spicy Louisiana Tilapia Fillets with Sautéed Vegetable Relish

Farmed tilpia is a wonderfully budget-friendly fish that's also a good sustainable seafood choice. This spicy version goes well with Hoppin' John-Style Rice.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Tilapia fillets (4 6-oz)
  • Tomato, onion, bell pepper mix
  • Louisiana hot sauce
  • Fresh thyme
  • Butter
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

View Recipe: Spicy Louisiana Tilapia Fillets with Sautéed Vegetable Relish

Almond-Crusted Tilapia

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Almond-Crusted Tilapia

This nutty pan-fried dish might remind you of trout amandine. Round out your meal with sautéed green beans and Mashed Red Potatoes with Chives.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Tilapia fillets (2 6-oz)
  • Natural almonds
  • Dry breadcrumbs
  • Salt-free garlic and herb seasoning blend
  • Dijon mustard
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes

View Recipe: Almond-Crusted Tilapia

Catfish with Cilantro-Chipotle Rice

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Catfish with Cilantro-Chipotle Rice

Farm-raised catfish are good for your budget, your health, and the environment. Chipotle salsa gives oomph to this mild-tasting fish. Served with Cilantro-Chipotle Rice, this whole meal requires only 5 ingredients.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Catfish fillets (4 6-oz)
  • Chipotle salsa
  • Limes
  • Frozen brown rice
  • Fresh cilantro
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 14 minutes

View Recipe: Catfish with Cilantro-Chipotle Rice

Tilapia with Warm Olive Salsa

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Tilapia with Warm Olive Salsa

This bold salsa punches up the flavor with any mild fish. If you don't have tilapia, try sole, flounder, or any other thin white fillets. Serve with Lemon Couscous with Toasted Pine Nuts.

Pantry Checklist:


  • Tilapia fillets (4 6-oz)
  • Plum tomatoes
  • Pimento-stuffed olives
  • Fresh parsley
  • Fresh oregano
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 9 minutes

View Recipe: Tilapia with Warm Olive Salsa

Scallops in Buttery Wine Sauce

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Scallops in Buttery Wine Sauce

This simple, classic combination highlights the delicate flavors of fresh scallops without overpowering them. Make it a simply elegant meal with Asparagus with Feta and Oregano.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Sea Scallops (1 ½ lbs)
  • White wine
  • Fresh tarragon
  • Butter
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 12 minutes

View Recipe: Scallops in Buttery Wine Sauce

Chili-Lime Shrimp

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Chili-Lime Shrimp

Freshly squeezed citrus balances the heat of this rich sauce. If you buy peeled and deveined shrimp, this recipe is ready in just 10 minutes.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Shrimp - large (1 ½ pounds)
  • Green onions
  • Chili powder
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Butter
Prep: 4 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes

View Recipe: Chili-Lime Shrimp

Skillet Barbecue Shrimp

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Skillet Barbecue Shrimp

Barbecue shrimp is usually prepared in the oven, but this recipe speeds things up with a stovetop approach. Serve with a citrusy salad and finish with a tropical sorbet.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Shrimp (2 lbs)
  • Fat-free Italian dressing
  • Butter
  • Lemons
  • Dried rosemary
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes

View Recipe: Skillet Barbecue Shrimp

Szechuan Shrimp

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Szechuan Shrimp

Soy nuts add a delightful crunch to this spicy Chinese dish. If you can find them, substitute peanuts. Serve with steamed broccoli and rice.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Shrimp (1 ½ lbs)
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Light sesame-ginger dressing
  • Green onions
  • Lightly salted toasted soy nuts
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes

View Recipe: Szechuan Shrimp

Deep South Shrimp and Sausage

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Deep South Shrimp and Sausage

Love the taste of low country shrimp and grits? This lightened version delivers all the flavor with only 142 calories per serving. Spicy Cheese Grits add only 111 calories per serving.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Shrimp (¾ lb)
  • Link smoked turkey sausage (6.5 oz)
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • Tricolor bell pepper
  • Garlic cloves
Prep: 4 minutes
Cook: 9 minutes
Other: 2 minutes

View Recipe: Deep South Shrimp and Sausage

Pesto Shrimp Pasta

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Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Jarred pesto is the shortcut to this summery dish. For best results, buy the refrigerated variety. Garnish with basil for extra freshness.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Shrimp (1 ¼ lbs)
  • Angel hair pasta (4 oz)
  • Pesto
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Fresh parmesan cheese
Prep: 8 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

View Recipe: Pesto Shrimp Pasta

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