9 Crazy-Good Seafood Recipes To Try This Week

Seafood isn’t just for summer — these sensational recipes are a welcome reprieve from meat-heavy winter meals.

1. Cioppino (Fisherman’s Stew)

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Brimming with fresh seafood in a tomato and wine broth that tastes like the sea, Cioppino is an Italian-American fish stew. Serve it with garlic bread or a baguette for sopping up the broth. GET THE RECIPE

2. Tortilla Crusted Tilapia

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The crunch of the tortilla crust, the flaky white fish within — these Tex-Mex tilapia fillets are loved by kids and adults alike. GET THE RECIPE

3. Shrimp Pad Thai

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Everything you need for this Shrimp Pad Thai, you can find at your local grocery store. And it can go head-to-head with any restaurant version. GET THE RECIPE

4. Baja Fish Tacos

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These outrageously good tacos star crispy beer-battered cod with a cabbage slaw and a smoky chipotle sauce. GET THE RECIPE

5. Mirin Glazed Salmon

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This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson. Most of the ingredients are right out of the pantry, and you can have it on the table in 20 minutes. GET THE RECIPE

6. Vietnamese Caramelized Shrimp

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Forget takeout and make this quick, classic Vietnamese shrimp dish instead. My family always scrapes the pan clean. GET THE RECIPE

7. Southwestern Maple Glazed Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

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Easy enough for a weeknight but elegant enough for company, these salmon fillets are dusted with a Southwestern spice rub, glazed with maple syrup, and topped with a refreshing pineapple salsa. GET THE RECIPE

8. Maryland-Style Crab Cakes with Quick Tartar Sauce

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These classic Maryland crab cakes are made with fresh lump crabmeat, Old Bay seasoning, and just enough filler to hold them together. GET THE RECIPE

9. New Orleans-Style Barbecue Shrimp

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New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp has actually very little to do with barbecue — the dish refers to sautéed shrimp in a Worcestershire-spiked butter sauce. If you keep shrimp in your freezer, it’s one of those dishes you can throw together at a moment’s notice. Bonus: kids love it! GET THE RECIPE