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20 Stress-Free Summer Seafood Recipes You Can Make In 30 Minutes

Nothing screams summer like seafood.

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Cooking seafood at home can sound like an intimidating task, but turns out, it's actually possible to make delicious and no-fuss fish and shellfish recipes. Here are a bunch of ideas to get you started.

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1. Shrimp Pad Thai

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Skip the takeout tonight and whip up this tasty Thai dish, which is made with rice noodles, veggies, shrimp, and tangy peanut sauce. Get the recipe for shrimp pad Thai here.

2. Caramelized Teriyaki Salmon

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Turns out, you can make restaurant-style salmon right in your own kitchen with simple ingredients like sake, rice vinegar, and sugar. Get creative and serve it with whatever grains or veggies you like best. Get the recipe for caramelized teriyaki salmon here.

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3. Garlic Butter Lobster Tails

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While incredibly simple to make, this decadent lobster dish is worthy of a special occasion. Get the recipe for garlic butter grilled lobster tails here.

4. Bacon Wrapped Scallops

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Everything tastes better with bacon. Serve these addictive scallops on skewers as a party app or over a big salad as a satisfying main dish. Get the recipe for bacon wrapped scallops here.

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5. Baked Fish Tacos With Chipotle Lime Sauce

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When making fish tacos, stick to a flaky white fish such as cod, hake, halibut, or flounder. We love this simple yet flavorful chipotle lime sauce, but you can go with any of your favorite taco toppings. Get the recipe for baked fish tacos here.

6. Steamed Mussels With Garlic and Parsley

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We always treated mussels as one of those dinner out dishes and never tried to make them at home until we realized you can them from scratch with just a few basic ingredients. Get the recipe for garlic parsley mussels here.

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7. Shrimp Scampi Pizza

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If you really want to save time and effort, use pre-made naan or flatbread as your pizza base, then load on the toppings. Get the recipe for shrimp scampi pizza here.

8. 30-Minute Greek Shrimp Bowls With Farro

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Not a huge fan of farro? Try making these bowls with brown rice, cauliflower rice, or even quinoa. The perfectly seasoned shrimp tastes delicious on anything. Get the recipe for Greek shrimp bowls with farro here.

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9. 20 Minute Honey Garlic Butter Scallops and Orzo

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Looking for a meal that feels totally fancy but actually comes together with minimal effort? This scallop dish has got you covered. Get the recipe for honey garlic butter scallops with orzo here.

10. Shrimp Fried Rice

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Ditch the delivery — tonight we're making this Chinese classic from scratch. You can have fun with the add-ins and use whatever is in your kitchen from carrots and peas to pineapple and broccoli. Get the recipe for shrimp fried rice here.

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11. Seafood Pasta

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The recipe calls for a mixture of shrirmp, scallops, clams, mussels, and squid, but you can use pretty much any seafood you have on hand to make this hearty and summery pasta. Get the recipe for seafood pasta here.

12. Lemon Butter Baked Cod

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Sometimes the best dishes are surprisingly simple. Take, for example, this baked cod in a zesty but rich lemon butter sauce. If you can't find cod, try this recipe with halibut, mahi mahi, or even monkfish. Get the recipe for lemon butter baked cod here.

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13. Flounder Meunière

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In this light and satisfying dish, flounder (or any thin white fish) gets dredged in flour, cooked in butter and topped with parsley and lemon. Get the recipe for flounder meunière here.

14. 20-Minute Lemon Garlic Shrimp Fettuccine

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This decadent pasta dish calls for heavy cream, but you can always use coconut milk for that same rich flavor. Get the recipe for lemon garlic shrimp fettuccine here.

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15. Shrimp Quesadillas

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One of the ultimate comfort foods, quesadillas get a sophisticated makeover with the help of shrimp and veggies. Get the recipe for shrimp quesadillas here.

16. Flounder Milanese

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Get the recipe for flounder Milanese here.

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17. Crispy Shrimp Tempura

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These crispy battered shrimp make for a crowd pleasing appetizer or a delicious dinner when served over rice with your favorite teriyaki vegetables. Get the recipe for crispy shrimp tempura here.

18. Garlic Butter Shrimp and Rice

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Consider this dish cheater's paella — easier to whip up, but just as satisfying. If you want to get fancy, throw in a little bit of chorizo or rotisserie chicken. Get the recipe for garlic butter shrimp and rice here.

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19. Blackened Salmon Caprese Skewers

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Heat up the grill and toss on these tasty salmon skewers, which are perfect for your next summer barbecue or weeknight dinner. Get the recipe for blackened salmon caprese skewers here.

20. Baked Coconut Shrimp

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We're a big fan of finger foods, especially when they're covered in crunchy coconut bread crumbs and involve spicy mayo. Get the recipe for baked coconut shrimp here.

For more easy and delicious seafood recipe inspiration, check out these posts:

12 Practical Tips For Cooking Fish At Home

7 Recipes For Seafood Lovers

23 Quick and Delicious Seafood Dinners

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