Dipping sauces are an easy way to enhance the flavors of everything from fish tacos to fish sticks, sandwiches and many more. If you are trying to turn your kids into Little Seafoodies, why don’t you try add a dipping sauce on the side? Kids love dipping sauces and besides, dipping is yumming! How about sauces that combine mayonnaise with herbs or hot sauce, or Asian-style sauces that use peanut butter, honey or soy sauce?
Whether you want to spice up your dinner or add something special to your kids lunch, we’ve got 11 of our favorite ways we love pairing seafood and dipping sauces!
- Sauteed Shrimp with Three Dipping Sauces
Dipping means yumming with these deliciously easy sauce recipes by dietitian and mother, Lauren Manaker, RDN.
- Pecan Crusted Mackerel with Yogurt Dipping Sauce
This Pecan Crusted Mackerel offers a sweet and savory crunch in each bite. Delicious and easy, this recipe is ready in 20 minutes and will satisfy all tastebuds and omega-3 needs.
- Cod Buffalo Style Quesadillas with Sour Cream
Cod Buffalo-Style Quesadillas are perfect for lunch, dinner, or snack time. Seafoodies of all age will enjoy these quick and tasty bites.
- Baked Krab Rangoon Cups with Sweet Tangerine Chili Sauce
This is one simple surimi appetizer that is a total crowd-pleaser. Using surimi instead of crab meat is an easy swap that makes this recipe approachable to those who aren’t comfortable cooking with real crab.
- Blackened Barramundi Tostada with Cilantro Lime Crema
Barramundi’s mild and buttery flavor goes with just about anything—it’s easy to mix and match ingredients.
- Homemade Fish Sticks with Tartar Sauce
Fish sticks are a childhood classic! Once you see how easy it is to make your own fish sticks, you’ll be doing this more often.
- Barramundi Fish Tacos with Mango and Avocado Salsa
Tacos don’t really need 10 different toppings to be delicious. Simplify it for a quick weeknight meal by minimizing ingredients or buying pre-made salsa.
- Homemade Ketchup with Omega-3s
By utilizing olive oil with added omega-3-rich fish oil, you can easily make your own homemade ketchup that has all the amazing health benefits of seafood.
- Sweet and Sour Scallop Kabobs with Ginger Peanut Sauce
This Sweet and Sour Scallop Kabobs features succulent sea scallops, crisp broccoli florets and sweet pineapple chunks brushed in a quick soy ginger marinade, grilled to perfection and served with a soy ginger peanut sauce.
- Mandarin and Orange Rice and Shrimp Wraps with Chili Sauce
Looking for the perfect seafood recipe? We’ve found it. These Mandarin Orange Rice and Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, courtesy of USA Rice, are perfect as a party appetizer, lunch, or dinner. Sweet and sour, crunchy and smooth – these wraps have it all in one bite.
- Shrimp, Corn and Zucchini Flatbread Pizza with Shrimp Scampi Sauce
Seafood on your pizza?! Yes! A great way to introduce more seafood into your family’s meals is by adding it to a favorite – like pizza. This delicious Shrimp, Corn and Zucchini Flatbread Pizza recipe from SeaPak even sneaks in some colorful veggies.