20 Easy Seafood Dinners for Two
Looking for recipe inspiration for your next date night? We have you covered with these easy, healthy seafood dinners for two. Ready in 30 minutes or less, these recipes are bound to impress. Each recipe makes two servings for you and someone special, and pack in the heart-healthy omega-3s. From our craveable Seared Salmon with Pesto Fettuccine to romantic Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Arugula Salad, there is something for every occasion on this list.
A quick and impressive dinner, scallops turn succulent and tender in the air fryer. The lemon-herb sauce is the perfect way to bring zest to each bite. Be sure to cook the scallops to temperature. They may not brown in the fryer, so don't wait for a golden crust to tell you they're ready. Source: EatingWell.com, January 2019
Seared Salmon with Pesto Fettuccine for Two
The brightness of basil pesto is a nice match for the buttery flavor of salmon in this quick and healthy dinner recipe. Refrigerated pesto, found near fresh sauces and salsas at most stores, is prettier and has a better taste than jarred varieties.
Cod with Tomato Cream Sauce for Two
This silky tomato sauce with a touch of cream makes mild-flavored cod sing. Serve with: Farro or rice and a salad of mixed greens. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2010
Seared Salmon with Green Peppercorn Sauce for Two
In this recipe for two, a simple sauce of piquant green peppercorns, lemon juice and butter tops seared salmon. Green peppercorns come from the same plant as black ones, but are harvested before they mature. Typically packed in vinegar, they have a refreshingly sharp flavor. Look for them near the capers in most supermarkets. Serve with smashed red potatoes and sautéed kale. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2012
Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Arugula Salad for Two
This recipe for jumbo shrimp wrapped in thin strips of prosciutto and served on a lemony bed of arugula is a practically effortless recipe for two. Wrap your shrimp and make the dressing ahead of time, and you'll have dinner on the table even faster. Serve with toasted whole-wheat baguette sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2012
Curry Scallops & Cilantro Rice for Two
This recipe for two pairs curry-coated scallops and brown rice seasoned with cilantro, scallions and lemon. Serve with roasted carrots tossed with cumin and coriander. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2012
Honey Mustard Salmon with Mango Quinoa
In this 30-minute dinner recipe, grilled, honey mustard-coated salmon is served with a tasty grain salad made with quinoa, mango, jalapeño and almonds. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
Fennel & Shrimp Fra Diavolo for Two
Sweet shrimp and fennel are just the thing to pair with spicy, garlicky tomato sauce in this healthy makeover of an Italian pasta recipe. If you're not a fan of heat, adjust the amount of crushed red pepper to taste. Serve with a green salad with a red-wine vinaigrette or sautéed green vegetables.
Chopped Cajun Ahi Tuna Salad
Fresh tuna tops a colorful romaine salad with tomatoes, green peppers and ranch dressing seasoned with Cajun spices. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
Parmesan-Crusted Cod with Tartar Sauce for Two
Panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese give this healthy baked fish recipe delectable crunch for a healthy homemade alternative to fish sticks or fried fish. For the best taste, be sure to use olive oil or avocado oil cooking spray to coat the fish. Serve with roasted carrots and steamed green beans.
Salt & Pepper Shrimp
Rice flour is the "secret ingredient" in this dish and is used to make the flavorful coating for the shrimp. But if you can't find it, cornstarch makes a fine substitute. Serve with rice noodles or brown rice and a sprinkle of chopped scallions.
Smoky Mustard-Maple Salmon for Two
It doesn't get much easier--or more delicious--than this speedy recipe for roast salmon for two topped with a smoky maple-mustard sauce. The sweetness of the maple balances the tangy mustard; smoked paprika or ground chipotle adds another layer of flavor. Ask at the fish counter to have the salmon cut into four 4-ounce fillets with the skin removed. Serve with roasted green beans and whole-wheat couscous tossed with pecans and chives. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2011
Smoked Trout, Potato & Arugula Salad for Two
In this sophisticated dinner salad recipe, tender, new potatoes and early summer arugula add a dynamic duo of creamy and peppery texture and flavor to the smokiness of the trout. You can hard-boil the eggs ahead of time, but in a pinch, just add them into the pot with the cooking potatoes. They're just as tasty served warm in this salad.
Breadcrumb-Crusted Cod for Two
In this quick baked fish recipe for two, a creamy spread of Greek yogurt and tarragon keeps cod moist and flavorful and helps keep the crispy breadcrumb topping in place. We like the delicate flavor of cod in this quick baked fish recipe for two, but any firm fish fillet can be used in its place. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2013
Lemon-Garlic Sardine Fettuccine for Two
Even sardine skeptics will enjoy this lemony pasta with crispy breadcrumbs. Substitute a 5- to 6-ounce can chunk light tuna for the sardines if you prefer. If you are using tuna or can't find sardines packed in tomato sauce, add 1 tablespoon tomato paste with the lemon juice in Step 4. Serve with a salad of bitter greens tossed with a lemon vinaigrette and a glass of pinot grigio. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2010
Seared Scallops with Mint Pesto
A refreshing mint, almond and Parmesan cheese topper is a tantalizing flavor partner for these plump, tender sea scallops. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
Salmon with Broccoli Couscous
Go fishing at your grocery store and you won't find a meal that is much easier, or healthier, than this one. Salmon is one of a few foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, which can help prevent disease. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
San Francisco's Italian immigrants developed this stew to use the abundant local seafood. We've opted for farm-raised tilapia and scallops, but feel free to experiment with whatever is fresh.
Lemon and Parmesan Fish
Crispy lemon fish with parmesan cheese in under 30 minutes! Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
Five-Spice Tilapia for Two
Chinese five-spice powder, soy sauce and brown sugar make a quick glaze for tilapia in this easy recipe for two. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2010