Southern Seafood Main Dishes

Looking for Southern fish and shellfish recipes? Allrecipes has more than 90 recipes for crawfish, shrimp etouffee, and catfish complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Richard and Suzanne's Louisiana Crawfish Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
This is a traditional crawfish dish in New Orleans. This dish can be spicy or mild depending on the amount of red pepper flakes you use, so be careful.

Cajun Crawfish and Shrimp Étouffée

Rating: 5 stars 583
An authentic Louisiana recipe with a rich and spicy fresh tomato based roux with fresh garlic, bell peppers, celery and onions mixed with crawfish and shrimp. A little time consuming but well worth it!! Serve over steamed rice with hushpuppies and/or crackers on the side.

Choctaw Catfish

Rating: 4 stars 18
I developed this when the catfish was plentiful in the summer!

Charleston Shrimp 'n' Gravy

Rating: 4.5 stars 172
Authentic original Charleston favorite shrimp recipe usually served as 'shrimp n grits.' Serve over fresh hot grits, rice, or biscuits.

Oven-Fried Catfish

Rating: 4.5 stars 330
This recipe is a great alternative to pan-fried catfish. A combination of cornmeal and a variety of spices gives this recipe a savory kick in less than 30 minutes.

Cajun Crabmeat Au Gratin

Rating: 4.5 stars 85
Growing up in Louisiana, we were raised on Seafood. This Authentic Southern Crab dish is a favorite in my family.
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Dave's Low Country Boil

Rating: 5 stars 532
A one-pot feast of seafood, sausage, corn, and potatoes. Summery and fun!


Rating: 4.5 stars 118
Try this delicious spin on Jambalaya using pasta instead of rice!

Ann's Shrimp Etouffee

Rating: 4.5 stars 245
Delicious shrimp dish with a Cajun flair! I've spent 6 years perfecting this shrimp recipe. I use shrimp harvested from a local shrimp farm. This is also great with firm crab meat or fish!!

Good Ole' Southern Frogmore Stew

Rating: 5 stars 32
This is comfort food for any true Southerner. Includes shrimp, potatoes, fresh corn and smoked sausage.

Southern Fried Catfish

Rating: 4.5 stars 142
Buttermilk-marinated catfish fried in a light and crispy cornmeal batter.

Inspiration and Ideas

Louisiana Crawfish Boil
Rating: Unrated 27
A feast fit for a crowd, this crawfish boil makes for a memorable meal.
Barlow's Blackened Catfish
Rating: Unrated 508
Cajun catfish served up with just the right touch of spices and flavor. This entree is perfect for a quick, excellent way to taste the unique flavor of catfish mixed with the traditional method of down south cooking, just without all the fat. Serve on top of white rice.
Louisiana Crawfish Ya-Ya Pasta
Rating: 4.5 stars 35

This cheesy, creamy, rich crawfish pasta is found at every family gathering in the New Orleans area - a great addition to your seafood recipe box and a great way to try crawfish!