Best Shellfish Recipes for Lent


Seafood dishes can add a delicious and unique flavor to your dinner table, especially during Lent. From succulent garlic butter shrimp, to light and fluffy poached lobster tails, crunchy crab cakes, and luscious smoked salmon – there is something for everyone in this tasty selection of shellfish recipes. Enjoy these flavorful meals any day of the week with your family and friends!

Butter Poached Lobster Tails

This Butter Poached Lobster Tails recipe is all things buttery and tasteful, with a hint of garlic and fresh tarragon. Paired with freshly squeezed lemon juice, and you have the perfect dish for a date night meal or special occasion.

Easy Garlic Butter Shrimp

This garlic butter shrimp recipe is delicious, quick, and easy! Just a few ingredients are all you need for this incredibly simple but crazy delicious recipe. Serve these buttery garlicky shrimp as a standalone dish with crusty bread (to sop up all the goodness), as a topping for steak, or folded into pasta for scampi.

Maryland Crab Cake Sandwich

We’re dishing up a huge authentic crab cake sandwich recipe of tasty fresh lump crab meat, just like you’ll find in Baltimore, Maryland. It’s as simple as that. Fresh blue crabs, Old Bay, and minimal filler. If you’ve ever traveled to the eastern shore and enjoyed real Maryland crab cakes, you will know, nothing else compares.

Homemade Salmon Dumplings

Making potstickers has been a favorite recipe of mine for years. Inspired by a beautiful sockeye filet, I used it as the base with ginger, scallions, and other traditional flavors for light perfectly steamed and toasted potstickers.

Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

This easy appetizer recipe is the perfect blend of shrimp cocktail meets everyone’s favorite brunch cocktail. Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail is easily made ahead of time and has tons of wanna impress flavors. Get fancy and serve in lettuce cups, as a stand-alone platter, or in individual cocktail cups.

Smoked Cream Cheese with Smoked Salmon

This delicious smoked cream cheese with smoked salmon will take your breakfast to the next level. This spread combines the salty and smoky flavors of smoked salmon into irresistible creamy goodness. Treat your guests to a delicious smoky spread during New Years! It’s the perfect thing to spread on bagels or crackers!

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

This is one of those get messy, dip the bread, and enjoy every spicy bite of perfectly cooked gulf shrimp in an easy but ridiculously good New Orleans BBQ Shrimp recipe that everyone can master – better yet – over the coals in cast iron.

Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

These smoked bacon-wrapped scallops are the perfect appetizer for a special occasion or dinner party. They have just the right balance of smoky flavor, crisp bacon, and tender diver scallop meat! All you need are several simple ingredients!

Steamed Stone Crab Claws With Garlic Butter

These stone crab claws are cooked with garlic and lemon and served with a delicious stone crab sauce. The tender meat has a hint of sweetness but is savory to taste!

BBQ Shrimp Skewers

Barbecue shrimp is one of those simple and yet perfectly party recipes. Perfect as a side dish to a masterfully grilled steak or tacos, or as a stand-alone alongside a grilled salad, this bbq shrimp skewers recipe is an essential party dish. And one we can’t get enough of.

Smoked Crab Imperial

This Smoked Crab Imperial is my favorite recipe for a delicious side dish or entree! Delicate pieces of jumbo lump crab are folded into a rich, creamy imperial sauce, then smoked for a bonus layer of umami flavor.