Gourmet Seafood Main Dish Recipes

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Pan Seared Salmon I

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Simply seasoned with salt and pepper, these salmon fillets are pan seared with capers, and garnished with slices of lemon.

Seared Scallops with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

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This is an incredibly basic but extremely versatile dressing.

Red Snapper Livornese

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A tangy, easy recipe for almost any firm-fleshed fish fillets: red snapper, sea bass, grouper. Adaptable for sole, flounder, tilapia, and other thin fillets by adjusting cooking time. Serve with white rice or couscous, and a salad or steamed broccoli.
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Phyllo-Wrapped Halibut Fillets with Lemon Scallion Sauce

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The flaky phyllo crust keeps the halibut moist and delicious. For a nicer presentation, cut halibut in half at an angle before placing on sauce.

Shrimp Verde

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This is quick and delicious main dish that presents beautifully on a platter. Best served with al dente pasta.

Steamed Clams in Butter and Sake

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This recipe is the best for seafood lovers. Clams are steamed with sake and mirin and a bit of green onion in this Japanese way of preparation. My husband likes it so much.

Sea Bass Cuban Style

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Easy to prepare - sure to please. Great dish for guests when you have little time (or desire) to slave all day in the kitchen.

Steamed Mussels with Fennel, Tomatoes, Ouzo, and Cream

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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.

Broiled Lobster Tails

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This is a quick and tasty way to make DELICIOUS broiled lobster tails...YUM! Keep an eye on them while they're in the oven so they don't burn.

Savory Sea Scallops and Angel Hair Pasta

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This is a very simple, easy to prepare meal that you will most likely be asked to prepare again. The taste, if carefully prepared and not overcooked, is incredible. ENJOY!

Cajun Seafood Pasta

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This recipe is a hot one, but delicious! If you are weak of tongue, then divide the amounts of peppers in half. Better to add more than spoil your creation! Bay scallops are preferred, but the larger sea scallops can be used if they are cut in half. This dish can also be placed in a casserole dish and placed under the broiler until top turns golden brown!

Baked Salmon II

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This is a great recipe for beginners! This was my first time making fish and it was a hit. Even my 9 year old daughter who wouldn't dream of eating fish EVER had half of my portion!

Inspiration and Ideas

Creamy Pesto Shrimp

"I've made this repeatedly, and every time it seems better than before!" – LuxeFoodie

Thai Steamed Mussels

"I adore this! I serve it with crusty bread to soak up all of the sauce. A terrific meal that's a little out of the ordinary...but we love it so much it's become a staple." – NINA&ED

Branzino Mediterranean

Rating: Unrated

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!