Healthy Seafood Recipes
Grilled Swordfish with Fennel-Olive Relish
Rose wine in the sauce and the salad dressing is the secret ingredient in chef Jennifer Carroll's delicious grilled swordfish.
Charmoula-Spiced Salmon with Za’atar Vegetables
Chef Jared Wentworth of Chicago's Longman & Eagle looks to fresh spices such as cumin and coriander to bring fabulous flavor to healthy dishes like the crisp salmon and vegetables here.
Grilled Squid and Green Tomato Salad with a Sesame-Lime Dressing
Grilled squid and green tomatoes are paired together in this wonderful, flavorful salad, which gets a final addition of a fantastic sesame-lime dressing.
Garlicky Littleneck Clams with Fregola
A sweet, superversatile garlic puree is the star of this satisfying dish. In addition to swirling it into the silky broth, chef Michael Psilakis spreads the leftovers on toast in place of butter or folds it into Greek yogurt for a quick dip. Once the garlic puree is made, this dish comes together in minutes.
Salmon with Lentil-Beet Salad
The crisp, buttery skin-on salmon fillet in this healthy dish from Food & Wine's Justin Chapple is perfect with the tangy lentil salad, but the salad itself is so good, it could easily stand on its own. If you can't find frisee, use escarole and chicory instead.
Hake, Clams and Chorizo in Broth with Paella Rice
In this easy and light Spanish seafood stew, chorizo, fennel seeds and a pinch of saffron turn a simple chicken stock into an intensely flavored broth in just 15 minutes.
Halibut in Parchment with Corn and Tomatoes
Chef Kristen Kish keeps it simple by roasting halibut, corn, tomatoes and green beans all in one simple packet, allowing the flavors to merge into one delicious meal.
Roast Salmon with Lemony Basil Sauce
No bowls, boards or even knives are required for this recipe. While chef Renee Erickson of Boat Street Cafe in Seattle roasts salmon fillets, she prepares her vibrant basil sauce entirely in a blender--she even makes extra to drizzle over canned sardines for lunch the next day.
Spicy Shrimp with Pan-Seared Romaine and Chickpea Puree
Chef Mourad Lahlou of Aziza in San Francisco performs pantry alchemy to create this elegant dish. To complement his spicy Sriracha mayo-marinated shrimp, he serves a cooling puree of canned chickpeas, tahini and lebneh (a thick, strained yogurt cheese, available at Middle Eastern markets). For a quick cheat, you can use store-bought hummus and mix in Greek yogurt.
Steamed Sea Bass with Carrots Three Ways
For this bright and delicate dish, the carrots that accompany the fish are pureed until silky, and also sliced into thin strips and marinated. The tops are frizzled and served as a garnish on the fish.
Grilled Octopus with Ancho Chile Sauce
Tom Colicchio was inspired by the smoky flavors of Mexico while filming season 12 of Top Chef. He incorporated many of those elements into the menu at his new restaurant, Beachcraft, at the 1 Hotel in Miami Beach. In this dish, the octopus is first braised in sherry and then the skin is removed to make it extra-tender before it's finished on the grill and glazed with a tangy ancho chile sauce.
Green Curry Shrimp Lettuce Bowl
Edward Lee, chef at 610 Magnolia in Louisville, Kentucky, is an Asian-flavor investigator: He seeks out different Asian cuisines to inspire his own recipes, like this quick and fiery Thai-inspired curry served over a bowl of shredded greens. "The crisp freshness is delicious with the richness of the curry," he says. For even more crunch, Lee adds roasted cashews.
Black Bass with Fennel Potatoes and Aioli
Quatrano uses black bass, which she loves for its flaky texture, but snapper, branzino or small cod would also work well in this dish. She simmers the fillets in a broth scented with fresh thyme, fennel and orange zest, then drizzles thick, garlicky aioli on top.
Scallops with Charred Scallions and Marcona Romesco
Marcona almonds make a rich, nutty and unconventional romesco sauce for these cast-iron-skillet scallops. Serve them with a citrusy Sauvignon Blanc.
Hake with Walnut Tahini and Carrot Tabbouleh
Chef Ana Sortun tops hake with a rich, spicy sauce inspired by the iconic Lebanese tarator sauce. The fresh, ground carrot "tabbouleh" served alongside adds more bright flavor.
Grilled Snapper with Four-Herb Gremolata
For snapper fillets with perfectly crisp skin, chef Jennifer Carroll only seasons the flesh side before laying the fish on a very hot grill.
Marcela Valladolid tosses scallops in a spicy, vibrant combination of garlic, lime, soy and crushed red pepper before quickly grilling them.