Super Easy Frozen Seafood Recipes That Are Surprisingly Delicious

Frozen Seafood Recipes

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Frozen Seafood Recipes
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Easy Freezies

Buying frozen seafood is easy. Cooking frozen seafood is also easy, yet it seems a lot more daunting than it is. Not sure what to do with those frozen scallops in the back of the freezer? Inspired to use up that frozen shrimp but don’t know how? Take a look at these eight easy recipes for frozen seafood.

Garlic Shrimp with steamed broccolini
Garlic Shrimp with steamed broccolini by jhegyessy (CC BY)
Scallops Asparagus Polenta

2. Seared Scallops

It’s not hard to nail a perfect scallop, but it’s incredibly precise. When done right, you can use them in pasta, stews, and definitely as the star of the show next to some veggies. Make sure these are defrosted fully before getting them in the pan.

Recipe: Family Savvy

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fish curry
fish curry by Kalakki (CC BY-SA)
Peruvian Ceviche
Grilled salmon steak with herbs, lemon and honey mustard sauce.
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6. Instant Pot Honey Mustard Salmon

If you've got an Instant Pot, a hour’s all you need for this bad boy. This recipe is tailored to frozen salmon, and you can easily toss some veggies in the oven while this is going, too.

Recipe: Allrecipes

scallop crudo
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7. Scallop Crudo

Intimidated? Don’t be. Get a good knife and slice those suckers thin. Dress ‘em up bright and full of citrus, and you’re in business.

Recipe: Cuisine With Me

Grilled fish bowl
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8. Fish Taco Bowl

No established chef this time, my friends. This one is all me. I make this all the time, and it’s super easy. If you’re a Trader Joe's shopper, all you need is a few ingredients: Shredded green cabbage, cilantro dressing, sour cream (or Greek yogurt), pico de gallo, and any of the many options in Trader Joe’s frozen fish section. You’ll want something battered, like the nuggs

Toss some cabbage with the cilantro dressing. Air fry up some nuggets to the package’s directions and lay them on the cabbage. Then slice up some avocado, hit it with a little bit of pico and sour cream, and voila. A squeeze of lime goes a long way, too.