Any dinner involving seafood feels special, but that doesn't mean it has to be complicated. Browse these 53 quick and easy fish and shellfish recipes from Everyday Food to find plenty you'll want to work into your weeknight dinner repertoire, including baked salmon, shrimp pasta, sauteed tilapia, seared tuna steaks, tuna melts, clam linguine, and many more that the whole family will love.
This colorful dinner only takes 10 minutes to prepare: While salt-and-pepper-seasoned salmon fillets broil, saute fresh spinach just until tender, and toss with lemon juice, feta, and pine nuts.
If you can't fit in a trip to Maine's sunny coast this year, making a meal from foil packets of shrimp, cod, potatoes, and corn may be the next best thing. You can fill the packets up to a day ahead, refrigerate, and throw onto the grill just before it's time to eat -- a boon to low-key summer entertaining.
To make this quick grilling recipe from chef Emeril Lagasse, wrap your choice of fish fillets -- haddock, cod, or striped bass -- in foil packets with sweet onion, zucchini, and tomato. A mixture of lemon zest, Italian seasoning, red-pepper flakes, and crushed anise seed adds memorable flavor to the fish.
Puree cashews, fresh ginger, plain yogurt, cilantro, brown sugar, and curry powder in a food processor to make an addictive dipping sauce for pan-fried shrimp. The sauce can be made up to three days in advance, and the shrimp cooks in just three minutes, so you can get dinner on the table in a flash.
A simple rub of paprika, salt, and pepper season these seared tilapia fillets. (Other flaky white-fleshed fish or chicken cutlets are good substitutes.) Serve with a side dish of protein-packed steamed quinoa flavored with cucumber, dill, feta, and lemon juice.