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Quick Shellfish Dinner Ideas

Quick Shellfish Dinner Ideas

Sweet shrimp, briny clams, succulent scallops—these shellfish are prized not just for their fresh-from-the-sea flavors; they also cook quickly, making them perfect for speedy yet special dinners. These varied and vibrant recipes take 15-30 minutes to make and include easy prep and plenty of shortcuts that don’t sacrifice flavor.

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Spicy Clams & Sausage in Marinara

Here, succulent clams pair with hot Italian sausage and an easy make-and-freeze marinara sauce that’s sure to become your go-to red sauce for nights when you want to pull together an authentic Italian meal in no time.

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Eggplant, Scallop & Broccolini Stir-Fry

A cross between broccoli and Chinese kale, Broccolini has a sweet, slightly peppery flavor.

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Roasted Shrimp with Rosemary & Thyme

This hands-off dish delivers amazing flavor for very little effort; Roasted in an herb-infused oil, the shrimp turn golden-pink, tender and fragrant in just 10 minutes.

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Steamed Mussels with Chorizo, Smoked Paprika & Garlicky Croutons

The chorizo and mussels cook together, creating a briny, smoky broth that begs to be sopped up with garlic toast.

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Seared Scallops with Warm Radicchio & Pancetta

Radicchio’s bitterness mellows once it’s cooked, making it a sweet, tender bed for the scallops.

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Spicy Chipotle Shrimp with Zucchini & Chorizo

You can't go wrong if you start with very dry shrimp for this simple sauté—give them a good, hot sear, and finish with the flavorful sauce.

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Pasta with Clams, Broccoli Raab & Chile

Sweet Manila clams balance slightly bitter broccoli raab in this satisfying dish.

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Dill-Lemon-Caper Lobster Rolls

Cooked lobster tossed in a creamy dressing punctuated with dill, capers, and lemon offers a new take on the traditional lobster roll.

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Sea Scallops with Brussels Sprouts & Mustard Sauce

Brussels sprouts have a slightly crunchy texture and a subtly sweet flavor that complements scallops.

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Manila Clams with North African Spices

The distinctive flavors in this dish were inspired by the Moroccan marinade called charmoula.

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Indian-Spiced Steamed Mussels

Sweet mussels are steamed in an aromatic broth in this one-pot meal.

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Shrimp Tacos with Spicy Cabbage Slaw

Peeled shrimp and packaged coleslaw mix saves prep time for this fresh-tasting taco.

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Thai Shrimp, Scallop & Mussel Curry

Because this dish cooks so quickly, it’s best to have almost everything prepared before you start to cook.

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Creamy Oyster & Shiitake Stew

Silky and soothing, this soup-like stew is elegant enough for entertaining.

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Stir-Fried Bay Scallops with Ginger, Red Onion & Toasted Walnuts

Walnuts complement the nutty flavor of the scallops in this deeply flavored stirfry.

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Shrimp and Spinach Salad with Orange, Avocado, and Pistachios

This main-course salad comes together in mere minutes with cooked shrimp and ready-to-eat baby spinach on hand.

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