As if you needed another reason to enjoy mouthwatering ocean fare in the fall, October is National Seafood Month! And when you add comforting autumn flavors and seasonal produce to a seafood dinner, you get a bite that truly warms the soul. From a glazed fish recipe to shellfish pasta dishes and more, discover five seafood dinners that will make your fall season extra delicious.
Let’s dive in, starting with a fresh salad with shrimp!
1. Shrimp and Apple Salad
Not only is it National Seafood Month, but it’s also apple season. Enjoy sweet, tender shrimp and crisp fall apples together in one bite with this Shrimp and Apple Salad recipe. Fresh, light and delicious, this seafood dinner is packed with sweet and spicy flavors. To make it, start by boiling your shrimp in water with fresh orange, salt, pepper and hot sauce.
Next, prepare your salad dressing and mix oil, orange juice and hot sauce together. Set that aside and arrange arugula, apple slices, cucumber and your cooked shrimp on plates (or in large salad bowls). Drizzle with your dressing and garnish with slivered almonds. And with that, this salad is ready for the dinner table.
2. Spicy Salmon Cornmeal Cakes
You’ve probably enjoyed crab cakes before, but for an even heartier take (with a bit of spice) that’s perfect for the fall season, give these Spicy Salmon Cornmeal Cakes a try! Wondering what goes into these seafood cakes? Here’s the list:
- Salmon filet
- Red onion
- Green bell pepper
- Seafood seasoning
- Greek yogurt
Serve with a dollop of sour cream or additional Greek yogurt, along with roasted fall vegetables, such as sweet potatoes or acorn squash, as well as a side salad for a complete meal. And since these salmon cakes have cornmeal mixed inside, cornbread makes a tasty pairing as well.
3. Two-Cheese Lobster Mac & Cheese
It’s true - macaroni and cheese is a comforting food that’s loved by both kids and adults, making it a truly family-friendly food. As you get ready to celebrate National Seafood Month, try making this cheesy pasta dish extra special with this Two-Cheese Lobster Mac & Cheese recipe. You’ll use two varieties of cheese, including cheddar and Monterey Jack, and mix in tender, delicious lobster for a decadent seafood dinner that will be a big hit with your loved ones.
Want to substitute the lobster for another type of seafood? Shrimp would also taste great in this recipe!
4. Caramel Glazed Salmon with Brown Sugar
When you think of iconic flavors of fall, pumpkin spice is probably the first one to come to mind. However, caramel is another delicious flavor that many enjoy during this time of year. And in this seafood dinner recipe, you’ll glaze salmon filets with a caramel sauce made with butter, brown sugar and a few other ingredients.
Visit our recipe portal to get the complete list of ingredients, as well as easy-to-follow directions to make this Caramel Glazed Salmon dish in honor of National Seafood Month. Serve with brown rice and steamed vegetables for a wholesome dinner.
5. Garlic Butter Shrimp with Kale
Our last idea for a seafood dinner is another scrumptious pasta dish, but this one is made with shrimp instead of lobster. It also features a common fall leafy vegetable - kale. So, not only is this Garlic Butter Shrimp with Kale recipe hearty, but it also utilizes fresh produce of the season and is a whole meal in one dish! That means there’s no need to spend extra time making sides to air with it.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and an extra squeeze of lemon juice as a final touch. Chopped parsley may also be a tasty addition and add a pop of freshness.
There you have it - five dishes you could make to celebrate National Seafood Month! Want to find even more fall seafood dinner ideas? Look no further than our recipe portal, where you can find entrees with shellfish, flaky white fish, salmon and so on. Then, head to your neighborhood Food Lion to shop for your ingredients at low prices, including quality, sustainably sourced seafood. Happy National Seafood Month! We hope it goes swimmingly.