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.

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Grilled Salmon Sandwich with Dill Sauce

Rating: 4.6 stars
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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: 4.29 stars
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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: 4.7 stars
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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: 4.47 stars
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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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Louisiana Crawfish Boil

Rating: 4.42 stars
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What a feast! Invite the family and dig into this messy, yummy boil. Combining crawfish, sausage, corn, mushrooms, potatoes, and artichokes, this is a dish you'll crave over and over. Add other seafood or vegetables to your liking.
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Honey Grilled Shrimp

Rating: 4.6 stars
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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.

Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Dressing

Rating: 4.51 stars
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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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Orange-Scented Grilled Lobster Tails

Rating: 4.83 stars
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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.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Rating: 4.6 stars
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So fast and easy to prepare, these shrimp are destined to be the hit of any barbeque. And, weather not permitting, they work great under the broiler, too.

Dave's Low Country Boil

Rating: 4.79 stars
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Famous in the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. This boil is done best on an outdoor cooker. It has sausage, shrimp, crab, potatoes and corn for an all-in-one pot all-you-can-eat buffet!

Cedar Planked Salmon

Rating: 4.84 stars
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This is a dish my brother prepared for me in Seattle. It is by far the best salmon I've ever eaten. I like to serve it with an Asian-inspired rice and roasted asparagus.

Amazing Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Rating: 4.75 stars
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This is an amazing spicy grilled shrimp recipe. It has become my family's new favorite.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Dave's Low Country Boil

"I made this for family and friends for the 4th of July and it was AWESOME! Everyone LOVED it....nothing left but newspaper!" – Rockinmom

Steamed Blue Crabs

"This made for a perfect Eastern Shore 4th of July!" – AZ

Easy American Potato and Tuna Casserole

Rating: 3.03 stars
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My casserole is amazing! As an aspiring chef, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I'm 18 and this is one of my creations. Your family will love this dish for its melted cheese and soft potatoes. It's a good way to get calcium in your diet as well.