Seafood Leftovers Recipes

Crab salad, shrimp salad, salmon spread, seafood bisque, and pasta salad recipes will help you to make a virtue of leftover seafood.

Staff Picks

Salmon and Spinach Fettuccine

Rating: 4.5 stars 193
Inspired by my favorite local Italian restaurant's secret recipe. After some trial and error, I think I have it. Creamy Alfredo sauce and salmon complement each other well. Spinach adds great color.

Shredded Potato Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 67
Delicious salmon cakes made with potatoes and the added color of red bell pepper and green onion. I came up with the idea for this recipe out of pure laziness. I didn't want to wait for potatoes to boil! It turned out great and definitely became the overall favorite. I enjoy a simple garlic mayonnaise to accompany the cakes but you can pretty much use whatever you desire.

Shrimp Couscous Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 122
For a beautiful, flavorful cold salad and a wonderful variation from the standards, try this easy and delicious couscous. Shrimp and tomatoes are tossed with couscous and feta cheese, then dressed in a garlic vinaigrette. Always a hit, and never goes to waste.
By Isabelle

Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 98
This is one of our favorites! A truly fabulous, tasty salad!

Baked Maryland Lump Crab Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 295
Having lived by the Chesapeake Bay on Kent Island, MD nearly my whole life, I was challenged to develop this authentic Maryland style crab cake about a year ago. Many people claim to have the true Maryland crab cake, but this one uses all lump meat with almost no filler added and tastes incredible! Let me know what you think!

Creamy Crab and Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 51
Crabmeat and pasta are tossed with a creamy seasoned sauce in this great chilled salad.
By dakota kelly

Creamy Shrimp and Crab Bisque

Rating: 4.5 stars 259
A delicious bisque made with shrimp and crab meat. A garnish of chopped green onions is always a delicious addition to this bisque.

Crab Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 152
Serve this crab and celery salad on crackers, lettuce or stuff it in puff pastry shells.
By Allrecipes Member

Smoked Salmon Spread

Rating: 4.5 stars 259
A delicious and easy spread that always gets many compliments. Serve it with somewhat bland crackers to taste the smoked salmon. You can add some chopped capers for more flavor, if needed. I usually serve this on a nice plate and put the spread in a mold before serving.
By wahine

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 367
Warm corn tortillas filled with spicy chipotle shrimp and garnished with cilantro, onion, and lime.

Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4 stars 20
A cool main dish seafood salad for hot summer days using small salad shrimp and either imitation or real crabmeat.

True Maryland Crab Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 53
This Crab Cake recipe is the true Crab Cake with no fillers and no heavy spices, all crab meat. This recipe has been in my family for generations.

Inspiration and Ideas

Smoked Salmon Sushi Roll
Rating: Unrated 109
A very basic and easy way to make sushi rolls.
Shrimp Mold
Rating: Unrated 58
A great shrimp appetizer! Serve with crackers or toasted French bread.
Savory Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Rating: 4.5 stars 447

Baked mushroom caps filled with a deliciously cheesy crabmeat mixture. Serve hot with lemon wedges.