3 Simple Seafood Dinner Ideas

3 Simple Seafood Dinner Ideas


Seafood is a delicacy many people enjoy; it’s an excellent addition to the dinner table and can also make the perfect holiday treat. It’s also a great way to impress your dinner guests when you decide to cook for them or try to whip up something special for your family. Data shows that 70-80% of adults enjoy seafood, which may explain why its popularity has increased over the years. So, if you’re wondering what to come up with, below are three simple seafood dinner ideas you can cook at home.

  • Shrimp scampi with linguine


This classic dish never ceases to amaze guests and families at the dinner table. Thankfully, you can create a restaurant-quality meal at home instead of ordering it from your favorite restaurant. This seafood recipe comes with package instructions to make things easier for you. Start cooking the linguine, but make sure it has the right firmness when bitten into. In culinary terms, you must cook the linguine al dente to pass the first stage.

Linguine is a long-dried pasta adored, which originated in Italy. Over the years, however, linguine has transcended borders and is eaten in many countries. While the pasta is cooking, remember to mix olive oil with some butter and heat both in a large skillet. The tip is to cook over medium heat to prevent the fat from burning. The next stage is to add your minced garlic until it gives off a delicious aroma. Remember that burnt garlic will make this dish taste bitter. When it’s time to add the shrimp, make sure they are well-covered by the fat mixture to help with thorough cooking. Shrimps will look pink and opaque when well done. The last thing is to season with salt, pepper, and other spices of choice before tossing everything into the cooked linguine.

  • Homemade crab soup


A bowl of soup is always heartwarming and can be an ideal dinner choice for anyone who prefers to eat light. The homemade crab soup recipe is easy to make and a healthy dish for anyone who isn’t allergic to crabs. Moreover, because it is a one-pot dish, it is less stressful to make. With onions, celery, and carrots, you can easily whip up this tasty dish. Remember to saute these vegetables first before adding your diced potatoes and chicken broth. The seasoning, is, however, left to you and your taste preference. Once you have that cleared, bring everything to a simmer. The trick is to ensure that your potatoes are tender before adding your crab meat and cream. Once everything is done, you can dish and garnish this delightful dish with parsley or any other herb of choice. You won’t regret having this soup on a cozy night or a special occasion with loved ones.

  • Grilled salmon with lemon-dill sauce


If you’re a salmon lover, then this recipe will be ideal for you. First, salmon is a healthy seafood packed with essential oils. The trick to cooking salmon is to avoid the fish flaking in the meal you’re cooking. With this recipe, however, start by brushing the salmon fillets with olive oil. You have the option to maintain the skin or peel it. Also, do not forget to preheat the grill to medium-high heat. The best way to cook the salmon is to grill each side for 4 – 5 minutes on the same monitored heat. While waiting for your salmon to grill perfectly, you can use the time to prepare the lemon-dill sauce. You will need Greek yogurt, lemon juice, minced garlic, and chopped dill. Salt, pepper, and other seasoning will be based on your preferences. Once the salmon is done grilling, take it off the heat and smear it with the lemon-dill sauce. You can combine this dish with fresh salad or roasted vegetables.


Dinner will not be boring when you spin things around with these seafood ideas.

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Size Waist Length
12-18 Months 18" 8-9"
2T 19" 10"
3T 19 1/2" 10"
4T 20" 10"
5T 20 1/2" 10 1/2"
6-7T 21" 11"

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  X-Small (YXS) Small (YS) Medium (YM) Large (YL) X-Large (YXL)
Chest 31 34 36 38 40
Width Measurement (inches) 15.5 17 18 19 20
Length Measurement (inches) 19.5 21.5 23 25 26.5
Size Equivalent 2-4 6-8 10-12 14-16 16-18