45-Minute Seafood Main Dish Recipes

Fish and shellfish lend themselves to fast preparation. Browse our collection of seafood recipes that will be ready in under 45 minutes.

Staff Picks

Grilled Marinated Salmon

Rating: 4.5 stars 120
My husband goes fishing, so I had to get creative with whatever he brings home. This is grilled salmon in a tasty, homemade marinade. Serve with potato and a salad.

Seared Tuna with Wasabi-Butter Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 264
I've had the seared tuna in nice restaurants, but this is better than all of them. One tablespoon of wasabi sounds like a lot of heat, but somehow this cooking method mellows it to almost nothing, just leaves the flavor. Really really great.

Grilled Mahi Mahi

Rating: 4.5 stars 172
This recipe is great either on the grill or in the oven broiler. The tomatoes give it a little bite. My entire family loves it, even my pickiest eater. In the winter I make this dish in my oven or broiler. The amounts I gave are approximate. I use two cans of tomatoes when I want more 'bite,' only one can when I want less. I like a lot of garlic so I generally use a lot.

Tilapia Scampi

Rating: 4.5 stars 324
My husband and I love shrimp scampi. Since tilapia is usually cheaper than shrimp at the store, I concocted this easy recipe to enjoy the flavor of scampi at the price of tilapia!

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 1202
Try this shrimp scampi recipe served with pasta for the ultimate seafood pasta dish.

Classic Fish and Chips

Rating: 4 stars 332
Deep-fried cod fillets served with the best crispy, homemade French fries.
By Allrecipes Member

Easy Baked Tilapia

Rating: 4.5 stars 1229
Simple ingredients are all you need for this flavorful baked tilapia.

Grilled Cod

Rating: 4.5 stars 187
Grilled cod fillets made with lemon butter, Cajun spice, and lemon pepper.

Lobster Thermidor

Rating: 4.5 stars 44
Delicious stuffed lobster coated in Parmesan and broiled until golden.

Grilled Sea Bass

Rating: 4.5 stars 385
Grilled sea bass topped with a delicious garlic-parsley butter.

Baked Salmon in Foil

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
A delicious recipe for salmon in foil - I bought a really large piece of wild salmon and made this when we had guests. Very little prep and the fish came out wonderfully.
By barbara

Best Salmon Bake

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
Fresh salmon fillets topped with red tomatoes and chopped green onions is the perfect quick, easy, and delicious dinner for two!

Inspiration and Ideas

Crab Stuffed Flounder
Rating: Unrated 411
This is an easy recipe that my children have enjoyed. They're not big fish eaters either!
Surf and Turf for Two
Rating: Unrated 36
This is a simple way to make a special dinner any night of the week. You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. Serve shrimp alongside steaks with your favorite sides.
Savory Pan-Seared Tuna Steaks
Rating: 4.5 stars 66

These marinated tuna steaks, served rare, taste 'fancy' but are very easy to cook. Even my husband, who doesn't like most cooked fish, enjoys these steaks. A sprinkling of cracked black pepper is a good finisher for this dish.