I have always been a huge fan of shellfish. I love oysters, mussels, shrimp, crabs, lobster, you name it. It probably has something to do with growing up in Maryland; steamed crabs are a way of life there and I’ve been eating them since I was a child. I also love sushi. Love it. I could eat sushi every single day without growing tired of it (my wallet would grow tired of it first). Filleted fish, on the other hand, has never done much of anything for me. I have just never cared for it, unless maybe it’s deep fried fish and chips or breaded with some kind of nut mixture.
Recently I’ve been trying to open myself up to new recipes that celebrate all types of seafood, even the fillets. I think that part of my issue up until now has been creativity. I’ve recently discovered many unique ways to prepare fish that I had never previously considered. Believe it or not, I’m actually starting to have a change of heart! Below is a collection of some wonderful paleo dinner recipes highlighting all different kinds of seafood.
10 Paleo Dinner Recipes Highlighting Seafood
- Seared Scallops with Arugula Basil Pesto and Zucchini Noodles (Parade Magazine) – Zucchini noodles make this seared scallop dish a healthy, light dinner option!
- Scallop Ceviche with Orange and Avocado (Savory Simple) – Ceviche is very easy to make at home; no cooking involved!
- Mango + Avocado Salsa on Pan-Seared Salmon (Nom Nom Paleo) - Avocado and fruit salsa is always a perfect companion to fish.
- Thai Fish Cakes with Spicy Mayo (All Day I Dream About Food) - Barramundi, a delicious firm white fish, makes low carb Thai Fish Cakes that are out of this world! Run to your kitchen and whip these up pronto.
- Crabmeat Stuffed Encrusted Cod (Lexi’s Clean Kitchen) - This is a simple yet sophisticated seafood dinner that’s easy enough for a weeknight and exciting enough to wow your guests on the weekends.
- 20 Minute Warm Bay Scallop Salad With Zucchini and Asparagus (Pineapple and Coconut) – Everything about this hearty dinner salad says spring!
- Tilapia en Papillote (Taste, Love and Nourish) - Tilapia is the perfect fish to balance the bold flavors of lemon, whole grain mustard and capers. Cooked and served in parchment paper, this dish is not only delicious but beautiful.
- Crab Salad Stuffed Avocados (Laylita’s Recipes) – This crab salad is infused with red onion, bell pepper, cucumber, radishes, lime juice, olive oil, and cilantro. It’s seriously addicting.
- Baked Sole in Fresh Summer Tomato Sauce (The View From Great Island) – This simple dish is easy to prepare and will wow even the pickiest eater!
- Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi (Food Faith Fitness) – Pineapple takes this mahi mahi recipe to the next level!
Jennifer Farley is the creator, recipe developer and photographer of Savory Simple, a blog dedicated to gourmet, simple, beautiful food and quality ingredients. Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Md., and has worked professionally as a chef and cooking instructor. Her work has been featured by Williams-Sonoma, Bon Appetit, Food52, The Kitchn, Huffington Post, and Marcus Samuelsson. She currently resides in Washington, D.C.