5 best seafood recipes Enrich your diet with these healthy treats!

Mussels, shrimps, octopus, cuttlefish, lobsters, crawfish or crabs.

Animals that you don’t have to enjoy only on vacation these days.

Get inspired by our unique seafood recipes!

There is no need to worry about their preparation, it is easy and surprisingly fast.

Which new dish will become your favorite?

Seafood risotto

You will immediately fall in love with this Italian recipe with mussels, shrimps and calamari.


  • 440 g of arboio rice
  • 500 g of mussels
  • 500 g of shrimp
  • 200 g squid rings
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 300 ml of dry white wine
  • 1250 ml of fish stock
  • 200 ml of tomato puree
  • 40 g of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • saffron
  • fresh parsley
  • salt pepper


  1. Pour the wine into a medium saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Add the washed mussels and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes until all the shells open.
  3. Then remove the mussels from the pan and remove their shells. Do not use mussels that have not opened.
  4. Add fish stock, a little saffron to the remaining mixture in the pan and bring everything to a boil.
  5. In another pan, melt 30 grams of butter and one tablespoon of olive oil.
  6. Add the peeled prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Then remove the shrimp from the pan.
  8. Add the calamari to the pan and cook again for about 3 minutes until translucent.
  9. Remove the shrimp from the pan.
  10. Add the remaining butter and oil to the pan and fry the finely chopped onion.
  11. Add the pressed garlic and rice.
  12. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  13. Then add a ladleful of hot stock and stir until absorbed.
  14. Then gradually add the stock to the pan one ladle at a time until the rice is cooked, i.e. approximately 20 minutes.
  15. Stir in all the seafood, tomato paste and chopped parsley and cook for about 2 more minutes.
  16. Taste and add salt and pepper if necessary.

Serve the prepared seafood with rice sprinkled with fresh parsley.

Rice and seafood dish
source: taste.com.au

Spaghetti with seafood

Seafood is most often prepared with spaghetti, but you can of course also use any other pasta, for example fusilli or tagliatelle.


  • 500 g of spaghetti or other pasta
  • 500 g of mussels and cockles
  • 500 g of shrimp
  • 400 g peeled sterilized tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • red pepper flakes
  • fresh parsley
  • salt


  1. Glaze the finely chopped onion in a pan with oil, add crushed garlic, red pepper and salt.
  2. Boil the mixture for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tomato puree and cook, stirring occasionally, until the puree darkens slightly, about 4 minutes.
  4. Add the wine and cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Add lemon juice and tomato puree.
  6. Cook, stirring constantly, for 8-10 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  7. Taste and add salt if necessary.
  8. In a pot of salted water, boil the pasta, cooking it for about 3 minutes less than indicated on the package.
  9. Drain the pasta and reserve one cup of the cooking water.
  10. Add the washed mussels, peeled shrimp and a quarter cup of the pasta water to the sauce.
  11. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for about 4 minutes until the mussels open.
  12. Then remove the seafood from the pan and discard the mussels that have not opened.
  13. Add pasta and another quarter cup of pasta water to the sauce in the pan.
  14. Mix and add butter.
  15. Cook for approximately 4 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding more pasta water.
  16. Add seafood and toss gently.
  17. Remove from the heat, add fresh parsley and, if necessary, a little lemon juice.

Serve pasta with seafood with a quality white wine to enhance the delicious taste of this dish.

Spaghetti with shrimps and mussels
grab: bonappetit.com

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Seafood salad

An easy and inexpensive salad that you will appreciate not only as a quick summer dinner. Its advantage is also the possibility of keeping it in the refrigerator for two to three days.


  • 500 g of crab sticks
  • 1 shallot or small red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery stalks
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • fresh dill or other herbs
  • salt pepper
  • other vegetables can be added, especially tomatoes and peppers


  1. Cut the crab sticks into pieces, finely chop the shallot.
  2. Mix the crab sticks, vegetables, spices, lemon juice and mayonnaise in a bowl.
  3. Mix everything thoroughly.
  4. Add fresh herbs.

Serve on a leaf of lettuce or romaine lettuce with fresh bread.

Salad with crab sticks and vegetables

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Seafood in soup

This type of soup is especially popular in Asia. But why not cook something unusual every now and then?


  • 500 g of fish fillets, for example from cod
  • 16 pieces of shrimp
  • 16 pieces of mussels
  • 4 peeled tomatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup fish stock
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the crushed garlic.
  2. When the garlic becomes fragrant, add the peeled tomatoes cut into small pieces, stock and wine.
  3. Stir and cook for approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Next, add fish fillets cut into pieces, peeled shrimps and peeled mussels to the pot, which you have previously cooked lightly in a pan with oil so that they open.
  5. Mix everything thoroughly and cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the chopped basil and parsley.

Serve the seafood soup with fresh bread.

Seafood soup
source: food52.com

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Spanish seafood paella

One of Spain’s national dishes, thanks to our recipe you can enjoy it whenever you feel like it!


  • 2 cups of rice
  • 3 cups fish stock
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 150 g of squid or octopus
  • 12 pieces of shrimp
  • 16 pieces of mussels
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 large peeled tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • olive oil
  • saffron
  • salt pepper


  1. Fry finely chopped onion in a pan with olive oil.
  2. Add pressed garlic cloves and peeled tomatoes cut into pieces.
  3. Mix and add sugar, sweet paprika, salt and saffron.
  4. Cook until the tomatoes turn into a sauce.
  5. Add the calamari pieces and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Then add the rice and peas, mix well and make sure the rice is completely covered with the sauce.
  7. In a separate pan, bring the stock and white wine to a boil.
  8. Pour their mixture over the rice, bring to a boil and add salt to taste.
  9. Mix thoroughly and spread the rice evenly over the pan.
  10. Cook on low heat for 18-20 minutes.
  11. After 10 minutes, place the washed mussels and shrimps on the rice, close the lid and watch.
  12. As soon as the shrimp turn red on one side, turn them and the mussels over.
  13. If the rice seems too dry, add a little more stock.

Remove mussels that have not opened before serving.

A Spanish dish of rice, mussels, prawns and peas
source: onceuponapan.com

How to properly prepare seafood?

Seafood can be bought either fresh or frozen. In the case of fresh seafood, special attention must be paid to its freshness. In addition to the lower price, the advantage of frozen products is that they are often already cleaned or otherwise pre-prepared for cooking. Remember that you must always thaw frozen seafood as slowly as possible, forget about the microwave oven or hot water option.

When it comes to fresh mussels, be it mussels, cockles or other types, always rinse them with cold water before cooking. Those mussels that do not open during cooking are recommended to be thrown away. They use another trick in the Mediterranean. Before cooking, the mussels are soaked in salted water for several hours. This will open the shells and release unabsorbed sand into the water.

Even from our recipes, it is clear that seafood should never be cooked for too long, as it loses its specific taste due to excessive heat treatment. With the exception of octopuses, a few minutes is enough for most. Seafood can not only be briefly boiled, but in the case of calamari or shrimp, it can also be fried, roasted in a pan or on the grill.

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