Labor Day Seafood Recipes

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

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Salmon with Pineapple Tomato Salsa

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

Hawaiian Shrimp

Rating: Unrated
Pineapple and shrimp, basted with a sweet and sour sauce, lends a tropical touch to any BBQ. This is a favorite!

Fish on a Plank

Rating: Unrated
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: Unrated
Nice on a summer's afternoon. Great as a side dish, but also as a refreshing lunch or supper.

Halibut Soft Tacos

Rating: Unrated
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: Unrated
Famous in the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. This boil is done best on an outdoor cooker. It has sausage, shrimp, crab, potatoes and corn for an all-in-one pot all-you-can-eat buffet!

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

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

Sushi Roll

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

Grilled Salmon Sandwich with Dill Sauce

Rating: Unrated
I made this sandwich once, and have been hooked ever since! Once you get a rhythm, this is a quick and easy dinner. And tastes great hot or cold.

Inspiration and Ideas

Big M's Spicy Lime Grilled Prawns

Rating: Unrated

Succulent and moist grilled prawns. Serve with salad, potatoes, and bread. Enjoy!