Italian Seafood Main Dish Recipes

Looking for Italian seafood recipes? Allrecipes has more than 120 recipes for gamberi, calamari, and other pesce.

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Riso Venere ai Gamberetti e Zucchini (Venus Black Rice with Prawns and Zucchini)

Rating: 4 stars
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A delicate alternative to white rice, this recipe will satisfy sophisticated palates with the unbeatable combination of prawns and courgettes!

Chef John's Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Rating: 4.82 stars
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This recipe features the devilishly delicious shrimp fra diavolo, or 'shrimp brother devil' if we are being literal for comic effect. It's really good and turns any pile of pasta or rice into a memorable meal. Some people like to add a little lemon, but I don't think it needs it unless your wine is too sweet.

Branzino Mediterranean

Rating: 4.55 stars
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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!

Scrumptious Shrimp Scampi Linguine

Rating: 4.63 stars
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I've been buying a well known frozen dinner bag that's absolutely fantastic, but rather expensive. So I checked the ingredients, searched scampi recipes online, and decided to create my own by adding, subtracting, and tweaking all of them. This is my first!!

Calamari

Rating: 4.49 stars
153
This is a delicious, very easy, quick but moderately expensive recipe. Everyone I've ever fixed it for absolutely loves it!

Zuppa di Pesce e Frutti di Mare (Mediterranean Seafood Soup)

Rating: 5 stars
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Easy yet tasty fish soup made only with the best fresh Mediterranean fish and seafood. Use the remaining fish stock for a seafood risotto.

Clams Italiano

Rating: 4.58 stars
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These clams are steamed in wine, butter, and herbs. When the clams are gone, dip Italian bread in the broth.

Cod with Italian Crumb Topping

Rating: 4.2 stars
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This recipe is a good, low-fat, and quick cod recipe.

Chef John's Spaghetti al Tonno

Rating: 4.3 stars
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Spaghetti al tonno is one of my all-time favorite go-to pasta dishes. I love a classic meat sauce as much as the next half-Italian, but when I want something quick and easy for a weeknight meal, I reach for the tuna. What if you don't like fish? Then this is perfect. The taste and texture is really closer to a veal sauce than one made with fish.

Baked Orange Roughy Italian-Style

Rating: 4.59 stars
367
The flavor of this delicate fish is enhanced with Italian-style seasonings that are sure to please even the pickiest eater. Quick, easy, and simply delicious.

Peppered Shrimp Alfredo

Rating: 4.78 stars
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Yummy shrimp in an Alfredo sauce, with portobello mushrooms and red peppers.

Italian Shrimp and Scallop Risotto

Rating: 4.64 stars
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The secret to making a good seafood risotto is to use a high-quality fish stock and of course the freshest seafood you can find. Cook the shellfish and rice separately, as the rice needs more time. If you cook them together, the shellfish will overcook and get chewy.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Swordfish a la Siciliana

Rating: Unrated
136
"This is absolutely spectacular. I made it a few weeks ago and have been craving it since. Perfect without any changes!" – SALLYANNIO

Calamari Marinara

Rating: Unrated
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See how Chef John makes his spicy seafood pasta sauce.

Italian Shrimp and Scallop Risotto

Rating: 4.64 stars
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The secret to making a good seafood risotto is to use a high-quality fish stock and of course the freshest seafood you can find. Cook the shellfish and rice separately, as the rice needs more time. If you cook them together, the shellfish will overcook and get chewy.