20 Surprisingly Simple Seafood Recipes

Complexly flavored dishes with streamlined instructions.

Oven-Steamed Fish with Scallions and Ginger

Classic Chinese and French methods produce moist, flavorful steamed fish. We use…

Butter-Basted Fish Fillets with Garlic and Thyme

We break down this pro technique to produce flawless, flavorful fillets.

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (Cóctel de Camarón)

Cóctel de camarón is more flavorful—and more fun—than the American classic.

Cod and Potato Cakes

These seaside cakes can easily turn out bland and mushy. We fixed that while sta…

Linguine with Seafood (Linguine allo Scoglio)

No matter how much shellfish you pack into the pot, the pasta in dishes such as …

Stir-Fried Shrimp and Broccoli

The key to preserving the moisture of the shrimp in this stir-fry recipe is to n…

Shrimp Scampi

Making a passable version of this restaurant standard is easy enough, but for tr…

Pan-Seared Salmon

For a crisp crust and a juicy interior, the key is doing less, not more.

Clams Steamed in White Wine

We developed a quick broth made with wine, shallots, garlic, and bay leaf. As th…

New England Lobster Rolls

The sandwich is easy. The challenges are dealing with a live lobster and knowing…

Best Crab Cakes

Who says great crab cakes have to start with fresh-from-the-shell crabmeat? We w…

Poached Fish Fillets with Sherry-Tomato Vinaigrette

Restaurants have an unusual technique for turning out supremely moist, tender fi…

Garlicky Shrimp Pasta

Delicate shrimp, volatile garlic, and a whole mess of oil—what could possibly go…

Shrimp Salad

Deli-style shrimp salads are usually rubbery and bland. We fix the shrimp, then …

Pan-Seared Sesame-Crusted Tuna Steaks

How do you get a crisp, perfectly seared crust and a rare center? We cooked 50 p…

New England Clam Chowder

Here is an easy clam chowder that won't separate, is economical, and has rich, f…

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Shrimp

Infuse your oil (and weeknight dinner plans) with flavor.

Sautéed Tilapia with Cilantro Chimichurri for Two

We were skeptics, too—until we did our homework. The facts: Most tilapia is resp…

Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Kebabs

Can shrimp and vegetables ever achieve perfection on a single skewer?

Braised Halibut with Carrots and Coriander

Braising is not just for tough roasts. It can also give you supple, perfectly co…