3 Popular Seafood Recipes To Try

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I am from Louisiana where seafood is next to oxygen in essentials. If you do not like seafood, we cannot be friends! Just kidding, but seriously, you are missing out!

Besides being highly-nutritious, it's delicious! But seafood is something many home-chefs are nervous about using. However, cooked correctly and with a complementing recipe, seafood is an incredible choice that will greatly enhance your cooking repertoire and provide a helpful boost of beneficial vitamins to your diet. If you’re looking to enhance your list of go-to recipes, then here are three seafood specials you may want to consider trying…

Crab cakes

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A classic choice that few people can resist, crab cakes are a wonderful way to incorporate seafood into your diet. You’ll first need to source your crabmeat; you can visit Citarella.com for details on the options available in this regard, and then collect together the following ingredients:

1 1/2 tablespoons of dry breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons of chopped parsley
1 medium egg
1 1/2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
1/2 of ground mustard (dry)
Hot pepper sauce (optional)


Set your oven to broiler.
Mix together your crabmeat, bread crumbs, and parsley; set aside.
Beat the egg, mayonnaise, hot sauce, and mustard
Combine the crabmeat mix with the egg mix and form into patties
Broil until lightly brown in color


Coconut prawn curry

A delightfully fragrant and tasty choice, this coconut prawn curry adds an extra something special to the standard curry recipe. As Livestrong.com details, there’s plenty of nutrients thanks to the presence of the prawns, and the overall flavor is undeniably delightful. To try it for yourself, you will need:

1 pound of cooked and peeled prawns
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 cloves of garlic
Half a sweet onion, minched
1 can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of diced, fresh coriander

And the following ground spices:

1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon of chili powder


Use a large frying pan to heat the oil.
Cook the onion in the hot oil for around five minutes, then remove the pan from the heat and leave to cool to two minutes.
Add the spices and garlic to the oil and onion and stir over a low heat
Add the tomatoes and coconut milk
Cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes
Stir the prawns and fresh coriander into the mixture and cook for one more minute



Oysters with spicy sauce

Not only are oysters delicious, but they also require relatively little in terms of accompaniments, making them a quick go-to choice for a rushed weekday evening.

First, you will need to shuck your oysters. If you have never done this before, then follow along with the video below:



When your oysters are shucked, you can eat them raw along with the following spicy sauce:

Half a cup of plain Greek yogurt
Half a lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
¼ teaspoon of paprika



If you have been concerned about dabbling with seafood recipes in the past, the options above are a great starting point that allows you to experience the delight of seafood in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy!

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20 comments

  1. Oh gosh, I'm very intimidated by seafood. I'm not the biggest fan, but my husband loves it. I don't think he's ever tried a crab cake before, so maybe I'll ease into an at-home take on seafood by using your crab cake recipe!

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    1. Seafood can be intimidating, but I think you would do well to start with a simple recipe like the crab cake!Let me know how it turns out for you!

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  2. Crab cakes is one of my favourites, although mine don’t nearly look as great as this when I make them ahah!

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    1. Crab cakes are so yum but certainly not my all time favorite. That special place in my heart is held by the almighty crawfish!

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  3. Yum!!! We love seafood around here. A must try! definitely!

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    1. Seafood is next to oxygen in my book. My husband is not a fan of over half the foods I like to eat- so I suffer so...lol

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  4. Yummilicious! I love try new recipes and these crab cakes are new for me, totally. Thanks for sharing it. I'll try these cakes, asap!

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    1. Please do! And let me know how you like them!

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  5. Mmm, I love anything with curry :) I've never had crab cakes before though.. and I just bought gluten free bread crumbs - it's perfect!

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    1. Great! Give them a go and let me know how they turned out!

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  6. The Crab cakes looks so delicious! I would love to try this one for my daughter's lunch. <3 Love it! Looks so good!

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    1. Thank you! I hope that you do try them! They are amazing!

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  7. I love crab cakes!! I got to try out your recipe because you are from Louisiana, which is where some of the best crabcake's come from :)

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  8. I love cooking, but seafood intimidates me! I don't think I will attempt oysters, but crabcakes might be a good try!

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    1. Crab cakes are an easy one to start with if you are not to familiar with seafood :-)

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  9. Yum! I need to try the Coconut prawn curry asap, that just sounds so so good. Thanks for sharing

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  10. I loooove crab cakes! I gotta try your recipe!

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    1. Please do!!! Let me know how they turn out for you!

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