Labor Day Seafood Recipes

Treat your family and friends to delicious grilled shrimp, salmon, and more, or try a simple shrimp cocktail.

Staff Picks

Salmon with Pineapple Tomato Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 108
A very colorful, refreshing summer dish that is full of flavor and very healthy. A great way to use your garden tomatoes.

Firehouse Clam Bake New England Style

Rating: 5 stars 6
Growing up along the Eastern seaboard in Rhode Island, seafood is a staple of the state! This is a wonderful recipe that is prepared right on the beach!! A lot of work, but well worth it! You'll have to collect a lot of stones and seaweed for this dish.

Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 940
Don't let the list of ingredients fool you: this is super-easy, and gets rave reviews whenever I serve it. The salsa can be made the day ahead to save time. Strawberries can be substituted for the mango if you prefer--both are excellent! Combine leftover salsa with some drained black beans the next day for lunch.

Fried Soft-Shell Crab

Rating: 4.5 stars 42
These crabs are fried to a light crisp, and you can eat the whole crab. It is my favorite food.

Hawaiian Shrimp

Rating: 4 stars 30
Pineapple and shrimp, basted with a sweet and sour sauce, lends a tropical touch to any BBQ. This is a favorite!
By Mina

Fish on a Plank

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
The delicate flavors of the fish are richly enhanced by the sweet tang of the wood planks. The mango salsa gives it a spicy flair. Just about any fish will work--I have used tilapia and it turns out well. This is great served with rice pilaf.
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Shrimp Avocado Pasta Salad

Rating: 4 stars 96
Nice on a summer's afternoon. Great as a side dish, but also as a refreshing lunch or supper.
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Halibut Soft Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
Yummy! I love fish tacos! Very good! If I find a cheaper white fish, I will substitute it for the halibut.

Dave's Low Country Boil

Rating: 5 stars 529
A one-pot feast of seafood, sausage, corn, and potatoes. Summery and fun!

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars 1124
So fast and easy to prepare, these shrimp are bound to be the hit of the barbeque. And, weather not permitting, they work great under the broiler, too.

Maui Wowie Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars 59
Easy recipe to put together for that laid-back 'Maui Wowie' person. Great for the beach or backyard BBQ. You will be surprised by the onolicious flavor. This dish always gets the Shaka sign!

Sushi Roll

Rating: 4.5 stars 198
Sushi can be filled with any ingredients you choose. Try smoked salmon instead of imitation crabmeat. Serve with teriyaki sauce and wasabi.

Inspiration and Ideas

Grilled Salmon Sandwich with Dill Sauce
Rating: Unrated 40
"Ten stars! Absolutely fantastic." – CookinBug
Garlicky Appetizer Shrimp Scampi
Rating: 4.5 stars 181

Quick, garlicky, and delicious shrimp scampi.