Healthy Shellfish Recipes

Find healthy, delicious shellfish recipes including crab, shrimp and lobster. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Broccoli

Rating: 5 stars 1
Shrimp cooks quickly in this easy, one-pot recipe, making it perfect for busy weeknights. Serve over whole grains or rice.
By Carolyn Casner

Sheet-Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Rating: 4 stars 1
Fajitas make an excellent weeknight meal. These come together faster than ever, using quick-cooking shrimp and veggies all on one sheet pan so you can focus on family rather than cleanup.
By Carolyn Casner

One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Spinach

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
Shrimp, spinach and garlic brown and cook quickly for a simple one-pot weeknight dinner. A fast pan sauce gets life from zesty lemon juice, warm crushed red pepper and herby parsley. Serve with a slice of whole-wheat baguette to swipe up every last drop of sauce.
By Carolyn Casner

Charred Shrimp, Pesto & Quinoa Bowls

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
These shrimp, pesto and quinoa bowls are delicious, healthy, pretty and take less than 30 minutes to prep. In other words, they're basically the ultimate easy weeknight dinner. Feel free to add additional vegetables and swap the shrimp for chicken, steak, tofu or edamame.
By Carolyn Casner

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas

Rating: 5 stars 1
Grilling gives these shrimp tostadas a boost of smoky flavor. Skewering the shrimp prevents them from falling through the grates while getting even char on each side. If you have a grill basket, you can throw them in that instead; just make sure to get them into a single layer so they don't steam.
Devon-O'Brien
By Devon O'Brien

Panko- & Parmesan-Crusted Baked Scallops

Rating: 5 stars 6
These easy baked scallops have a delightful balance of crunchy, golden-brown topping and tender, sweet scallops. They feel decadent like scallops should, thanks to the tasty lemon-butter sauce. Look for uniform scallops; if they're particularly large, you might need to bake them for more than 10 minutes.
By Karen Rankin

Seared Scallops with Green Goddess Slaw

Avocado, yogurt and buttermilk lend creaminess to the herbaceous dressing coating this salad.
By Adam Dolge

Seared Scallops with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

With one skillet, 20 minutes and the eight ingredients below, you'll be in creamy sun-dried tomato heaven. Quick-cooking scallops and an easy pan sauce are the keys to this healthy, satisfying recipe. We recommend serving this with brown rice or whole-wheat orzo and a big salad.
By Carolyn Casner

Sheet-Pan Shrimp & Asparagus

This sheet-pan shrimp and asparagus is a complete meal all on one pan! The shrimp and asparagus cook perfectly together. Crushed red pepper adds a dash of heat while lime juice brightens the dish.
By Pam Lolley

Shrimp Cobb Salad with Dijon Dressing

Rating: 5 stars 4
We've replaced chicken with shrimp in this delicious and easy spin on the classic Cobb salad. This satisfying salad takes just 20 minutes to make, so it's perfect for weeknight dinners, but it's elegant enough to serve to guests.
By Carolyn Casner

Shrimp Cauliflower Fried Rice

Rating: 5 stars 6
Cut down on carbs and amp up your veggie servings with our recipe for cauliflower fried rice with shrimp, broccoli, bell peppers and garlic. Everything is cooked in one wok or skillet, but in stages, so each element keeps its integrity in the finished dish. Resist the urge to stir the cauliflower rice right away. Letting it cook undisturbed for a few minutes allows it to brown and develop sweet, nutty flavors. This healthy dinner comes together in just 25 minutes, so it's perfect for busy weeknights. 

Lemon Shrimp & Orzo Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
Consider making a double batch of this easy pasta salad--it's delicious the next day. The orzo will absorb the dressing as it sits, so add a little more olive oil and lemon juice if you'd like.
By Adam Dolge
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Inspiration and Ideas

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Sheet-Pan Chicken & Shrimp
Rating: 5 stars 4

This Creole-inspired variation of a shrimp boil can be made in the oven on just one baking sheet. A medley of spices gives this healthy dish of chicken, sausage and veggies a rich, complex flavor. Bonus: This easy sheet-pan dinner requires just 20 minutes of active prep time.