22 Seafood Recipes for a “Fintastic” Meal

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Fresh seafood is a low-carb staple that deserves a spot on your low-carb menu. From shrimp and salmon to lobster and tilapia, The Palm Weight Loss Blog has plenty of healthy ideas for your recipe book. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite seafood recipes that are packed with lean protein, healthy fats and fiber-rich veggies.

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Here are 22 seafood recipes for a “fintastic” meal:

1. Greek Stir Fry >

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Like most stir fries, this simple seafood recipe is whipped up in a skillet! Featuring hearty prawns, fresh veggies, kalamata olives and a sprinkle of creamy feta cheese, you can’t go wrong with this complex dish that’s packed with flavor.

2. Avocado Shrimp Burger >

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This unique shrimp burger is made from shrimp, fresh herbs and avocado oil. Pork rinds take the place of bread crumbs, acting as a low-carb binder for your patties. Enjoy the fresh flavors of cilantro, lime juice and chili lime seasoning inside this delicious dinner. Serve two shrimp burgers on a plate with a wedge of lime and a half of an avocado. Feel free to also serve them over a bed of dark, leafy greens.

3. Healthy Cod Chowder Recipe >

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When you need that rich decadence of a homestyle meal, this creamy New England style chowder is the perfect choice. Cod is a great source of protein and is boasted as a “cleaner fish,” making it a perfect addition to any healthy lifestyle diet.

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4. Baked Salmon Cakes with Pesto >

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At just 108 calories per patty, these healthy-fat-packed salmon cakes are easy to make and filled with goodness for your body. The zesty pesto and perfectly season salmon cakes come together in the oven for an easy-to-bake dish.

5. Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles >

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Craving pasta but not all those carbs? Zucchini noodles are the perfect pasta replacement to satisfy that craving without weighing you down. One serving of this shrimp scampi contains only six grams of next carbs! Intensely rich flavors and simplicity make this dish a perfect choice.

6. Creamy Salmon Cucumber Cups >

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Delicious and refreshing, these cucumber cups satisfy that sushi fix with half the work. Prepare these as the perfect appetizer or even as a meal itself. Although they are simple and bite-sized, they really pack a flavorful punch!

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7. Low-Carb Crab Cakes >

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Almond flour replaces breadcrumbs to make this dish low carb. With some onions, bell peppers and Old Bay seasoning, these crab cakes are filled with flavor and goodness.

8. Nut-Crusted Fish with Herbed Tahini Cheese Sauce >

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Packed with protein and clean ingredients, these white fish fillets are covered in a crunchy almond and coconut crust. The Tahini Cheese Sauce is the perfect blend of herbs, lemon juice, tahini and Parmesan cheese, creating a rich and creamy topping.

9. Avocado Crab Salad >

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Sweet lump crab meat and rich avocado are piled atop fresh green lettuce to create a decadent salad with all the goodness of healthy fats and veggies. Adding any non-starchy veggies to this meal will up your vegetable intake and create more colors and flavors in this already beautiful salad.

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10. Five-Spice Salmon >

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Fennel, cloves, cinnamon, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns add complex flavor to the standard salmon steak you are used to. These five spices together can be a little overwhelming, so feel free to cut the amount in half so that your taste buds are not too shocked!

11. One Pan Moroccan-Spiced Salmon Salad >

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What sounds better than an appetizing meal and minimal dishes? Nothing! This flavorful seafood dish is delicious and healthy and keeps the clean-up to a minimum. Protein, healthy fats and vegetables take this dish to the next level.

12. Classic Lobster Salad >

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Another take on the standard tuna or chicken salad, this zesty lobster salad is creamy, delicious and the perfect filler for lettuce wraps or stuffed zucchini boats. One serving of this lobster salad contains just 180 calories and one gram of carbs!

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13. Halibut with Tapenade in Parchment >

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With just a few simple ingredients, this wholesome seafood meal fits perfectly into your low-carb meal plan. Even if you cannot find halibut, replace it with salmon, flounder or even tilapia.

14. Red Snapper Veracruz >

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The elegant look of this dish is deceiving, as it is simple to make and completely guilt-free! The homemade red sauce contains a delicious blend of tomatoes, onions, garlic, jalapenos, oregano, rosemary and salt. It combines all the flavors of homestyle goodness without the work.

15. Big Easy Shrimp >

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Paired with bacon and a plethora of veggies, this dish puts shrimp on the center stage. You can serve this simple meal over cauliflower rice to make it even more filling or swap in scallops for another high-protein seafood option.

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16. Smoked Salmon Omelet >

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We love seafood recipes so much, we made one for breakfast! Whether you choose this as a weekend brunch, a weekday breakfast or a breakfast-for-dinner meal, it is sure to impress. It’s a simple recipe that transports you from your kitchen table to a fancy breakfast spot.

17. Garlicky Shrimp “Pasta” >

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Made with shirataki noodles instead of pasta, this low-carb shrimp dish is smothered in garlicky flavors and packed with protein. If you are unable to find shirataki noodles, you can replace them with spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles.

18. Lemon Tarragon Salmon with Butternut Squash Soup >


Another healthy salmon dish in this list of seafood recipes! The salmon is seasoned to perfection with the help of lemon juice and tarragon. The soup can be whipped up in four simple step and the meal altogether is filling and decadent.

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19. Cauliflower Rice Shrimp Fajita Bowl >

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Eliminating extra dense carbs has never been so easy… or more colorful! This low-carb Mexican-flavor infused meal has all the colors, flavors and textures you love without the guilt.

20. Lemony Salmon with Green Beans and Almonds >

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With everything from protein and healthy fats to vibrant veggies, this meal has it all! It is super easy to make and is the perfect go-to for busy weeknight meals.

21. Spicy Mussels with Tomato and Basil >


This underappreciated ingredient is a must-try! We infuse mussels with the fresh flavors of olive oil, onions, tomatoes, basil and red pepper flakes. It’s a sweet and spicy dinner that might just become a new favorite!

22. Blackened Tilapia with Super Slaw >

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To finish off this list of healthy seafood recipes, we’re serving up a piece of blackened fish over a bed of superfood veggies. The unique slaw is filled with the colors of the rainbow and topped with a tender piece of tilapia that’s seasoned to perfection.