Add some interest to your weekly summer menu with these healthy seafood dinner recipes. But healthy doesn’t mean bland. No, these seafood dishes are full of flavor, so you’ll never get bored at dinnertime. Whether you like mild white fish or flavorful salmon or calamari, you’ll find something that’ll appeal to your taste buds.
Take out those cast-iron skillet, foil packets, and instant pot stuff. Your seafood weeknight dinners is here!
Tasty and Healthy Seafood Dinner Recipes
1. Lemon Garlic and Herb Baked Cod Recipe
Here’s one of the best seafood recipes I found. Cod is versatile because you can tame or pump up the flavors as you please. The whole family will love this Lemon Garlic and Herb Baked Cod. It’s easy, flavorful, and you can have it ready in about 20 minutes. Look at that savory cream! You can also serve this with extra cheese, vegetables, or some potatoes.
2. Cajun Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Mango Salsa
Short on time? Try this Cajun Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Mango Salsa that’s ready in 15 minutes. It’s pan seared to get that crispy exterior, and the spice pairs beautifully with the sweetness of the fruit salsa. The tender inside of cajun mahi mahi is for the win!
3. Marinated Seared Ahi Tuna
If you can’t eat raw fish, this recipe is not for you. But if you enjoy the flavor and texture of ahi tuna steaks, you’ll love this recipe for Marinated Seared Ahi Tuna. Drizzle with Sriracha mayo for a burst of flavor with every bite. This can be served with an appetizer and some fresh herbs as seasonings. Take your usual tuna salad to the next level!
4. Garlic Scallops
Scallops have always been a mystery to me. Not eating them — preparing them. But this recipe for Garlic Scallops makes it look easy and absolutely mouthwatering. Crank open those clams and mussels, mix in with fresh celery and veggies of your own preference.
5. Grilled Chili Lime Salmon
The secret to great fish on the grill? You have to dry the fish and completely preheat the grill before adding the fish. So, what are you waiting for? Try this Grilled Chili Lime Salmon recipe at your next summer cookout.
6. Garlic Shrimp and Spaghetti Squash
Low carb and guilt-free, no one will know that this Garlic Shrimp and Spaghetti Squash (covered in creamy yogurt Alfredo sauce) is actually good for them. What a yummy way to whittle away your waistline!
7. Grilled Salmon Tacos with Avocado Salsa
Grilled Salmon Tacos with Avocado Salsa is an irresistible meal that even kids will love. Pair them with some yummy grilled corn for the ultimate summer meal.
8. Fish Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema
If salmon isn’t your fish, try these Fish Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema with your favorite white fish.
9. Mini Paleo Salmon Cakes with Lemon Herb Aioli
Looking for some finger foods for your next cookout? Make Mini Paleo Salmon Cakes with Lemon Herb Aioli. Although fresh salmon is fantastic, you can use canned salmon for this recipe when you’re in a pinch.
10. Tasty Calamari Rings
Enjoy Calamari Rings without the fat by baking them in the oven instead of deep frying them.
11. One Skillet Skinny Seafood Alfredo
12. Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia
There’s something better than andouille sausage and lobster tails. And it’s more budget-friendly. Here’s another 20-minute seafood meal you won’t be able to get enough of: Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia. Yes, it does have a butter sauce, but it’s not that much butter, and spread across four servings, you’ll barely notice the added calories. Maybe. But the butter is necessary for the flavor in this one.
13. Baked Honey Lemon Garlic Salmon
With only seven ingredients, this Baked Honey Lemon Garlic Salmon will blow your mind with flavor. The glaze is sweet and tangy… The salmon is perfectly flaky. I might just eat this with some rice! Ah, nothing is better.
14. Sriracha Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos
Seafood and tacos or tortilla? To make Sriracha Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos, marinate the mahi-mahi in a tangy marinade made with lime or lemon juice, jalapeno, and Sriracha. Add a bit of cabbage, peppers, and tomatoes. It’s like a flavor bomb in your mouth!
15. Healthy Jalapeno Tuna Cakes with Spicy Chipotle Aioli
Get these Healthy Jalapeno Tuna Cakes with Spicy Chipotle Aioli on the table in about 15 minutes. Using canned tuna makes this recipe a breeze. Toss in some carrots in the mixture to make it healthier!
16. Flavorful Salmon Gratin
Salmon Gratin with mushrooms and broccoli is a weeknight meal you moms will love because it’s healthy, nutritious, and so easy to put together. It’s usually with some onions, cheese, pasta, or potatoes. Yum!
17. Savory Grilled Halibut
For those of you who don’t like “fishy” fish, halibut is where it’s at. Grilled Halibut is an excellent recipe for seafood beginners because it has great texture and flavor without the overpowering seafood taste. This a great substitute for chicken or salmon fillets, but still a perfect source of protein!
Which of these healthy seafood dinner recipes is your family’s favorite?