19 Seafood Recipes To Make Your Summer Especially Delicious

Oh, summer! Months of glorious weather, childlike frivolity, alcohol aplenty, and, perhaps best of all, seafood madness. Whether it's at beachside cafés, downtown dinner spots, or at your local market, fish is always in the spotlight during summer. So this season, take this star ingredient into your own hands and cook up a seafood storm with some of the best recipes we could find. Whether it's clams, lobster, or whole baked fish you're in the mood for, we've got you covered. So get cheffing!

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by Hillary Eaton

Brown-Butter Lobster Rolls

The delicious addition of sweet and savory brown butter makes this lobster roll from A Better Happier St.Sebastian the only one you should be making this summer.

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Rock Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche

Tangy, lime-soaked rock shrimp and scallops from Crepes of Wrath make for a refreshing and tasty ceviche during the hot months.

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Crab Cakes with Avocado Wasabi

These crunchy crab cakes from Love and Lemons get a delicious hit of heat from avocado-wasabi aioli.

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Tilapia with Blood Orange Salsa

Confections of a Foodie Bride wraps her tilapia in prosciutto and tops it with blood orange salsa for a beautifully balanced dish.

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Baked Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Honey Drizzle

This simple baked coconut shrimp recipe from A Cozy Kitchen is perfect for summertime munching.

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Lobster Fra Diviolo

Succulent lobster, cognac, butter, and a generous amount of chili make A Spicy Perspective’s seafood pasta dish unforgettable.

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Grilled Salmon with Lemon Dill Butter

Elevate your grilled salmon this season by topping it with a homemade lemon-dill compound butter like Simple Scratch did.

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Ceviche Carpaccio

Ceviche carpaccio makes for a delicious hybrid dish, courtesy of A Spicy Perspective.

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Perfect Baked Clams

Whether it’s a clam bake or you just feel like some baked clams, this easy recipe from Big Girls Small Kitchen is perfect for your summer cravings.

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Chinese Steamed Fish

Ginger, green onions, and soy lend a delicious flavor to the tender meat of I Am A Food Blog’s steamed fish.

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Summertime Seafood Nachos with Grilled Corn and Avocado Cream

Move past melted cheese and canned jalapeños by making your nachos with summertime seafood, grilled corn, and decadent avocado cream like How Sweet It Is does.

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Baked Halibut with Chorizo Butter

Climbing Grier Mountain makes our mouths water with this tasty chorizo butter-topped baked halibut.

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Grilled Oysters on the Half Shell with Prosciutto and Mignonette

Take a note from Adventures in Cooking this summer and dress your grilled oysters with prosciutto and fresh mignonette.

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Crisp Skillet Sea Bass with Pistachio Butter

Although an unlikely pairing, this crispy skillet sea bass by How Sweet It Is is incomplete without a dollop of its rich pistachio butter.

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Salt-Roasted Whole Fish with Artichokes

Roasting your fish whole with salt like Domestic Fits amplifies the natural flavor of the fish while making the meat moist and tender.

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Coconut-Crusted Mahi Mahi with Avocado, Mango, and Lime Aioli

If there’s one fish burger you should make this summer, it is definitely Cooking For Comfort’s coconut-crusted mahimahi with avocado, mango, and lime aioli. Seriously.

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Seared Ahi Tuna with Asian Avocado Salsa

There’s nothing tastier than a perfectly seared piece of ahi tuna. Cover yours in an umami-packed Asian avocado salsa like Foodie Crush does, and thank us later.

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Lobster Etouffee

Rife with Cajun goodness and sweet lobster, this étouffée from Foodie Crush is summer seafood heaven.

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Barramundi en Papillote

If the warmer weather leaves you craving a lighter meal, go for Jelly Toast’s light and intensely flavorful barramundi en papillote.

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