Shellfish Recipes

We've combed the beach for the best shellfish recipes home cooks have to offer - find 2,450+ ways to cook shrimp, scallops, lobster, clams, crawfish, octopus, mussels, and more.

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Honey Walnut Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars 579
Fried battered shrimp in creamy honey-mayonnaise sauce and candied walnuts.
By Celia

Chef John's Crab Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 561
These are what crab cakes are supposed to be like. They are basically a fried lump of crabmeat, held together with a minimum of filler. Delicious!

Maine Lobster Lasagna

Rating: 4.5 stars 108
I made up this recipe because my hubby wanted to try a lasagna made with lobster meat. I combine tender steamed Maine lobster chunks in between pasta, jarred or homemade Alfredo Sauce and fresh spinach and ricotta, Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. Serve with a tossed garden salad and oven toasted garlic bread.
By Shelak

Fra Diavolo Sauce With Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 708
This sauce includes shrimp and scallops, best served with linguine pasta.

Rockin' Oysters Rockefeller

Rating: 5 stars 161
This is a slight variation on the classic dish Oysters Rockefeller. Serve this delicious dish and watch your guests cry, 'I love you!!!'
By Allrecipes Member


Rating: 4.5 stars 206
This is a delicious, very easy, quick but moderately expensive recipe. Everyone I've ever fixed it for absolutely loves it!
By bluebayou

Deb's Scallops Florentine

Rating: 4.5 stars 352
Mouthwatering scallops and spinach, topped off with a rich Parmesan cheese sauce, baked until bubbly and delicious!

Thai Steamed Mussels

Rating: 5 stars 205
Delicious and easy spicy Thai steamed mussels that can be finished in just thirty minutes.

Easy Garlic-Lemon Scallops

Rating: 4.5 stars 623
Scallops sauteed in butter and garlic will melt in your mouth. Lemon juice gives it a nice kick.

Garlic Shrimp Kabobs

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
This is a quick and easy shrimp kabob recipe, perfect for beginners. Requires minimal ingredients, but is bursting with flavor. Serve over a bed of rice with fresh lemon wedges.

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 1293
Try this shrimp scampi recipe served with pasta for the ultimate seafood pasta dish.

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Rating: 4.5 stars 749
With fresh vegetables wrapped in rice paper, these Vietnamese spring rolls are a refreshing appetizer for an Asian-inspired meal.
By Allrecipes Member

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Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo
Rating: 5 stars 1158

This authentic Creole Gumbo from New Orleans starts out with a slow cooked roux.Traditional gumbo file powder is used to flavor shrimp, crabmeat, and andouille sausage.