Spaghetti with prawns and cockles. Photo / Babiche Martens

26 Seriously Good Seafood Recipes To Try

Including homemade fish and (parmesan) chips, creamy prawn risotto and a Spanish-inspired roast

Spaghetti With Prawns & Cockles
Turn simple spaghetti into a divine dinner meal with shellfish simmered in white wine, herbs and aromatics, plus radicchio for a burst of colour.

Crispy Salmon With Noodles & Veges
It is worth hunting out fresh noodles for their lovely texture, but if you can’t find them, use dried ones to accompany this easy meal.

Fish pies topped with creamy kumara mash. Photo / Babiche Martens

Fish Pies Topped With Creamy Kumara Mash
These pies — complete with lush peaks of kumara mash — sneak a few green vegetables into the filling.

Crayfish & Parmesan Spaghetti
Using the very freshest of ingredients, this crayfish spaghetti served with the salty, sharp flavour of parmesan, makes for a sophisticated yet super simple dish. If crayfish isn’t available, large banana prawns make a great alternative.

Barbecue prawn, pineapple and avocado salad. Photo / Babiche Martens

Barbecue Prawn, Pineapple & Avocado Salad
This sweet and savoury combo is bound to be a favourite this barbecue season. Use the largest prawns you can find and be sure to barbecue the pineapple — it will caramelise it. The delicious sweetness works wonderfully with fresh crunchy lettuce and creamy avocado.

Smoked Fish Salad & Orecchiette
This salad is easily enjoyed on its own or as part of a wider lunch spread. The combination of fresh vegetables, lemon aioli and flakey smoked fish is simply delicious. Choose whatever smoked fish you wish — the options are endless.

Tuna poke bowl with avocado and edamame. Photo / Babiche Martens

Tuna Poke Bowl With Avocado & Edamame
A good poke bowl loaded with healthy vibes is ideal for summer eating. They are so fast to make. The list of ingredients you can use is endless — you can easy tailor your selection to suit your tastes.

Pan-Fried Fish With Noodle Salad & Chilli Lime Dressing
Pan-fried fish served alongside a refreshing spring green noodle salad will leave you feeling invigorated and healthy. Be sure to drizzle with delicious chilli lime dressing. 

Barbecued teriyaki salmon with mango salsa. Photo / Babiche Martens

Barbecued Teriyaki Salmon With Mango Salsa
For a crowd-pleasing dish, you can’t go past a side of salmon — especially when it's coated in homemade teriyaki sauce and grilled to perfection on the barbecue. Serve with a sweet mango salsa and prepare to impress.

Warm Scallop & Prawn Salad With Hazelnut Butter
Classic prawn cocktail gets a posh update with large juicy prawns and sweet, subtle scallops. Sharp, crisp fennel and soft honeydew melon is topped with aromatic butter and dill, and a hazelnut crunch. Delish!

Soft fish tacos with mango salsa and spicy sauce. Photo / Babiche Martens

Soft Fish Tacos With Mango Salsa & Spicy Sauce
Fair warning, you may have to double this recipe. The combination of fresh panfried fish, sweet mango salsa and smokey, spicy chipotle sauce is too good to resist. Mashed avocado on the side is a must.

Salmon Skewers With Courgette & Lime
These bite-sized skewers are simply perfect for entertaining. Smoked salmon, ginger and lemony courgette is perfect for a crunchy, cooling snack. If you’re keen for something hot, try these teriyaki salmon kebabs.

Raw Coconut Fish. Photo / Babiche Martens

Raw Coconut Fish
For a moreish start to a picnic, this raw coconut fish is perfect. It requires no cooking whatsoever — simply some time in the fridge overnight. To eat, place a lettuce leaf on a slice of fresh white bread, pile with fish, wrap and eat.

Barbecue Prawns With Lime
You'll have a hit on your hands with these prawns skewers. Marinate your prawns in a zesty combination of chilli, soy, sugar and lime, thread on skewers and throw on the barbecue.

Prawn and tomato pasta. Photo / Babiche Martens

Prawn & Tomato Pasta 
For an elegant and tasty dinner option, what could be nicer than tiger prawns, good quality linguine, garlic and chilli. This is a great standby for a super quick meal.

Lettuce Cups With Prawn & Mango
These lettuce cups create the perfect mouthful — sweet, crunchy and citrusy all at once. It's easy to make in stages, then simply assemble just before your guests arrive.

Coconut fish with parmesan chips. Photo / Babiche Martens

Coconut Fish With Parmesan Chips
Add an extra summery twist to fish and chips with a coconut crumb. Serve alongside cheesy parmesan chips for a delicious family dinner.

Oysters Wrapped In Spinach
Bring out oysters at a party and you can guarantee they will disappear within seconds, they’re always such a hit. Here, they're delicately wrapped in a baby spinach leaf, along with a tiny taste of aioli, a squeeze of lime and caviar popped on top. It’s divine.

Fresh tuna nicoise salad. Photo / Babiche Martens

Fresh Tuna Nicoise Salad
A classic gets a tasty update with this recipe, which sees canned tuna swapped for fresh. You'll also appreciate the anchovy-spiked dressing. Serve with crusty buttered bread for a summer feast.

Mussel Bowls With Chorizo, Garlic & White Wine
Smoky chorizo is the perfect addition to these classic Kiwi mussel bowls. Enjoy for a relaxed lunch or lazy dinner with a crisp glass of white wine.

Leek, salmon and Emmental wholemeal tart. Photo / Babiche Martens

Leek, Salmon & Emmental Wholemeal Tart
Smoked salmon and Emmental cheese make leeks feel especially indulgent in this easy-to-make tart.

Squid Ink Risotto With Scallops
A little goes a long way when it comes to squid ink in this creamy, jet-black dish topped with butter-cooked scallops.

Togarashi-spiced trevally with avocado wasabi. Photo / Babiche Martens

Togarashi-Spiced Trevally With Avocado Wasabi
Togarashi is a spicy combination that adds a subtle yet delicious flavour when seared quickly in a frying pan. It's exquisite in this light and refreshing starter.

Carrot & Prawn Orzo Risotto With Parmesan
Leave the arborio rice behind in this tasty carrot and prawn risotto that utilises orzo pasta. Serve this orzo risotto with plenty of parmesan cheese and parsley.

Spanish Seafood Roast with potatoes, chorizo and fennel. Photo / Babiche Martens

Spanish Seafood Roast With Potatoes, Chorizo & Fennel
Weekend roasts don't get much easier, or more delicious, than this hearty one-pan meal with a kick.

Grilled Flounder With Burnt Sage Butter & Pea Risotto
Beautiful flounder doesn't need a lot of cooking and its unique flavour needs no messing with. Enjoy yours with a creamy pea risotto and drizzled with burnt butter and some crispy sage leaves.

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