4th of July Seafood Recipes

Let the family dig into a seafood boil piled high on the picnic table this 4th of July! Or keep it simple and just grill up some shrimp or salmon.

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Grilled Salmon Sandwich with Dill Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 40
I made this sandwich once, and have been hooked ever since! Once you get a rhythm, this is a quick and easy dinner. And tastes great hot or cold.

Delaware Blue Crab Boil

Rating: 5 stars 6
Dig into these Delaware blue crabs boiled in exotic spices. Add your favorite veggies, and treat yourself to a wonderfully delicious crab feast!

Maui Wowie Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars 60
Easy recipe to put together for that laid-back 'Maui Wowie' person. Great for the beach or backyard BBQ. You will be surprised by the onolicious flavor. This dish always gets the Shaka sign!

Fish on a Plank

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
The delicate flavors of the fish are richly enhanced by the sweet tang of the wood planks. The mango salsa gives it a spicy flair. Just about any fish will work--I have used tilapia and it turns out well. This is great served with rice pilaf.
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Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon

Rating: 4.5 stars 1357
These are salmon fillets in a tasty, tangy sauce with a little heat! Serve with rice and a simple stir-fry of baby corn, shiitake mushrooms and snow peas.
By Allrecipes Member

Honey Grilled Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars 388
Easy and delicious! Onions, peppers, and mushrooms are perfect when alternated with shrimp on the skewers. Just cut into bite-sized pieces and add them to the marinade with the shrimp. Serve with rice and a salad.
By Allrecipes Member

Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 1125
I came up with this recipe when I couldn't find good directions for grilled fish tacos. I liked the chipotle-lime combination in a dip I once tried so I imitated it here. Choose toppings to suit your taste, or include typical accompaniments such as salsa fresca, cabbage, a squeeze of lime juice, and chopped cilantro.
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Clam Bake

Rating: 4.5 stars 32
This is the most fun you can have with your seafood. It started with the idea of a fun get-together clam bake then took off with a life of its own. This recipe is a general guide. Have fun, mix and match your favorite seafood. I would ask your fish monger what is fresh, and then decide what seafood to add. I've even added a whole octopus before. Serve with a nice white wine, turn on some music and have fun. Great outdoor meal.
By DENISEK1

Orange-Scented Grilled Lobster Tails

Rating: 5 stars 18
I actually double the marinade if making it for just my husband and I as we love it so much. When we serve this for guests we keep the lobster as the main attraction, and pair it with a simple green salad with a light dressing, crusty bread, melted butter in heated ramekins for dipping, and a bottle of cold Chardonnay.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Dave's Low Country Boil
Rating: Unrated 535
"I made this for family and friends for the 4th of July and it was AWESOME! Everyone LOVED it....nothing left but newspaper!" – Rockinmom
Firehouse Clam Bake New England Style
Rating: Unrated 6
Growing up along the Eastern seaboard in Rhode Island, seafood is a staple of the state! This is a wonderful recipe that is prepared right on the beach!! A lot of work, but well worth it! You'll have to collect a lot of stones and seaweed for this dish.