Chinese Seafood Main Dish Recipes

Looking for recipes for Chinese seafood favorites like Kung Pao shrimp, shrimp lo mein, or steamed fish? Here they are, rated & reviewed, with cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Grilled Kung Pao Shrimp

Rating: 4.58 stars
Grilled flavorful shrimp with a little kick.

Shrimp Stirfry

Rating: 4.32 stars
I actually learned how to make this in a high school food and nutrition class and loved it!

Shrimp Lo Mein with Broccoli

Rating: 4.6 stars
Making a delicious Chinese dish is super easy. For better searing results, use a seasoned wok.
By Anonymous

Chinese-Style Steamed Fish

Rating: 4.11 stars
This is a basic and common Chinese recipe for steamed fish. My father taught me how to make this; it is easy to prepare, hard to mess up, and very versatile. Serve over white rice, using some of the sauce mixture from the steaming bowl.

Cantonese Style Lobster

Rating: 4.95 stars
This stuff is so, so good! My grandma, who is Chinese, makes this every time I go to see her, ever since I was little. I love this stuff!

Steamed Fish with Ginger

Rating: 4.76 stars
If you like fish or even anything about Chinese food you'll love this recipe.

Shrimp Egg Foo Young

Rating: 4.3 stars
A recipe making egg foo young patties and a delicious sauce to put on top. This is a very special recipe acquired when I worked at a Chinese restaurant to pay for my red '66 VW bug when in high school! The recipe card is tattered and spotted now, but the dish is the best egg foo young I have ever had. Hope you enjoy it too! To serve, place egg patty over steamed rice and put the sauce on top.

Szechwan Shrimp

Rating: 4.43 stars
Don't let some of the ingredients fool you--this spicy shrimp makes a simple, impressive dish, which I usually make for company. For more or less heat, adjust amount of red pepper. Serve over hot steamed rice.

Shrimp with Lobster Sauce

Rating: 4.41 stars
This is just like you would get at a Cantonese Chinese restaurant. There is no lobster in the sauce. Medium to large shrimp can be used. It is great served over white rice.

Air Fryer Crab Rangoon

Rating: 4.3 stars
Super crispy exterior with warm and fluffy pillow centers is what you'll get with this air fryer crab rangoon recipe. Serve with sweet chili sauce for dipping, if desired.


Rating: 4.33 stars
Congee, a Chinese rice porridge, will make any cold winter's day warm and welcoming. This recipe, also known as 'jook', was inspired by my Grandmother's frequent preparation of this dish. You will enjoy congee's unique velvety and savory taste.

Chinese Take-Out Shrimp with Garlic

Rating: 4.26 stars
There is a great garlic flavor to this with an underlying heat that is fabulous served over rice!

Inspiration and Ideas

Honey Walnut Shrimp
Rating: Unrated
"Better than what I've had at most restaurants! I shared this recipe with my mom and the whole family loved it!" – tenshi0019
Florns' Chinese Steamed Fish
Rating: Unrated
"Definitely make again—great flavor and the sauce is killer with rice. Thank you." – Michael Rosencrants

Honey Walnut Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars

Hong Kong Style Chinese recipe! Crispy battered shrimp tossed in creamy sauce topped with sugar coated walnuts