Greek Seafood Main Dish Recipes

You can make real-deal Greek seafood recipes for octopus, or simply spice salmon with your favorite Greek flavors on the grill. Let us show you how.

Staff Picks

Garithes Yiouvetsi

Rating: 4.4 stars
This classic Greek shrimp dish is baked with a tomato sauce and topped with feta cheese. Relatively quick and simple to make. This recipe goes wonderfully with rice pilaf and some crusty bread.

Steamed Mussels with Fennel, Tomatoes, Ouzo, and Cream

Rating: 4.84 stars
Pick good fresh and alive mussels for this dish, preferably Penn Cove. The fresher the better. This recipe is simply amazing in flavor. You will love it. Serve with a slice of bread.

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Dip

Rating: 4.49 stars
This dip fits perfectly with grilled salmon. Serve with rice. Greek style yogurt is a bit more sour than regular plain yogurt.

Clams Kokkinisto

Rating: 4.62 stars
Inspired by my Greek mother-in-law's Kokkinisto. I decided to add clams for something different. Spoon over rice or angel hair pasta, sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese, and serve with crusty bread and white wine.

Greek-Style Shrimp Salad on a Bed of Baby Spinach

Rating: 4.5 stars
Grilled shrimp and Greek flavorings (tomato, feta, Kalamata olives, oregano) commingle in a this salad. Thread the shrimp onto skewers, and so they'll grill up moist yet attractively spotty brown, sprinkle them with a little sugar when seasoning them with salt and pepper.

Tilapia and Mizithra Pasta

Rating: 4 stars
It is a delightful seafood dish that works beautifully with the Mizithra undertones. Plus, it's terribly easy to make.

Mediterranean Stuffed Swordfish

Rating: 4.6 stars
This swordfish steak stuffed with spinach and feta cheese can be grilled or broiled.

Greek Shrimp Dish From Santorini

Rating: 4.7 stars
An authentic Greek entree that is easy to make and makes you feel like you are in the Greek islands. My sister and I originally ate this dish at a restaurant in Santorini, Greece and went back 3 days in a row to order it again and analyze the ingredients so we could replicate it at home. It is easy to prepare ahead of time and stick in the oven so your cooking is complete before guests arrive! Serve over rice.

Branzino Mediterranean

Rating: 4.58 stars
This simple, healthy, and delicious Mediterranean fish, also known as 'Greek Sea Bass', should be cooked whole. The cavity of the fish can be stuffed with lemon and other ingredients for added flavor. It is a very mild-tasting and versatile fish. The oregano and lemon make it truly Greek cuisine that many will enjoy. Can be found wild-caught in many stores. Enjoy!

Glasser's Greek Marlin

Rating: 4.53 stars
Marlin steaks with a tomato and basil topping, cooked in a garlic butter sauce. This fish is terrific served with Greek olives and feta cheese.

Easy Mediterranean Fish

Rating: 4.69 stars
This fish is so easy and really flavorful. If you like spicy, try sprinkling a little bit of cayenne pepper as well as the seasoning on the fish before pour the mixture over it. One of the household favorites!

Octapodi Kokkinisto (Greek Octopus in Tomato Sauce)

Rating: 4.6 stars
Octopus is an incomparable treat. I love it grilled, in a salad or in tomato sauce. For many, cooking octopus may seem daunting - but I assure you, it couldn't be easier. Serve this dish with hand-cut french fries or with rice. Never add water; you want the octopus to cook in its own juices for best flavor.

Inspiration and Ideas

Red Snapper with Athenian Sauce
Rating: Unrated
Greek-inspired pan-fried seasoned fish is topped with 'Athenian sauce.' You can use any type of fish. The key to this dish is that the fish and the sauce are cooked separately. Serve over rice or pasta.
Pasta al Mediterraneo
Rating: Unrated
This has become a favorite--easy but unique. Can be served hot as a main dish, or or cold as a pasta salad.


Rating: 4.16 stars

Serve this spicy tomato fish stew with chopped fresh parsley, plenty of white crusty bread to mop of the juices, and a green vegetable such as beans or broccoli.