When it’s cold outside and all you want to do is curl up in front of the fireplace, nothing hits the spot like delicious comfort food. Often times when you think of warm comfort foods, seafood dishes may not be the first to come to mind. But seafood isn’t just a warmer-weather delight.

There are many delicious fish and shellfish recipes that are perfect to satisfy all of your comfort food cravings. These 15 seafood comfort food recipes will help you savor all the flavors you crave!

1. CRAB IMPERIAL

If you like crab cakes, then you will love this Crab Imperial from Coconut and Lime. It’s simple, delicious and 100% crab meat. So if you are a crab cake fanatic who searches for the crab cake with the least amount of bread cubes, crackers or bread crumbs, Crab Imperial is going to be your new favorite dish.

2. FISH CAKES WITH OLD BAY REMOULADE 

These fish cakes with old bay remoulade are the perfect appetizer to start off your next party or get-together. Canned tuna is a pantry staple, and can be an easy and affordable way to add seafood into any dish.

3. SMOKED TROUT POLENTA BITES

A fun and delicious seafood appetizer, these Smoked Trout Polenta Bites are sure to get your party started off right!

4. BARRAMUNDI CHOWDER

The heartiest of soups promises warmth abounding with flavor, from its creamy potatoes to fragrant onions and celery— this Barramundi Chowder is a satisfying main course both friends and family will be craving long after it’s gone.

5. SEAFOOD STEW WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND FENNEL

As the holidays roll around, SNP Ambassador Barton Seaver makes a big pot of seafood stew in the Italian Christmas tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes. This stew provides a wonderful opportunity for my family to sample a wide diversity of seafood.

6. SALMON DIP

This salmon dip recipe is easy to make, budget-friendly with its use of canned salmon, and (most importantly) delicious! Make it to impress at your next holiday or dinner party, or as a delicious dish for the family.

7. SMOKED TROUT POLENTA BITES

A fun and delicious seafood appetizer, these Smoked Trout Polenta Bites are sure to get your party started off right!

8. PUMPKIN AND SPINACH RISOTTO WITH SCALLOPS

Put a seasonal spin on a classic dish with this recipe for pumpkin & spinach risotto with scallops developed by Maggie at Once Upon a Pumpkin. It’s the perfect for a cozy night in on a brisk fall night.

9. RICE AND SHRIMP

A fiesta in bowl, Mexican Arroz con Camarones (Rice and Shrimp) from Beyond Mere Sustenance combines Mexican flavors – cilantro, cumin, and garlic – with shrimp, rice, black beans, and veggies. Garnished with avocado, jalapeño, more cilantro, and lime wedges, it’s quick, healthy, and flavorful… A perfect one pot meal for any day of the week!

10. MUSSELS IN GARLIC BROTH

Mussels in Garlic Broth is an easy make-at-home recipe that wins on presentation, taste and especially cost. The aroma from garlic, onions, basil and thyme will fill your home and make for a delicious broth.

11. WILD ALASKA POLLOCK COCONUT CURRY

Weeknight meals don’t have to be super complicated, especially when using seafood. Dive into this delicious and flavorful Wild Alaska Pollock Coconut Curry dish made in just 30 minutes! Nutrition, flavor and quick? It doesn’t get any better than this!

12. SICILIAN PASTA WITH BARRAMUNDI

A Sicilian Pasta with Barramundi that’s incredibly satisfying and full of flavor from Coley Cooks.

13. SMOKED TROUT BRANDADE

Light and fluffy, with a nice balance of fish to whipped mashed potato, this Smoked Trout Brandade is just the right amount of smoke.

14. LOBSTER PULL APART BREAD

With flavor dripping down each part of the bread, this Lobster Pull Apart Bread appetizer from Love and Risotto is simply irresistible. The lobster is an amazing touch that you won’t be able to get enough of.

15. SEAFOOD POT PIE

Not sure it gets more New England than a seafood pot pie filled with sweet and tender shrimp and scallops. For a weeknight dinner hack, use pre-made refrigerated biscuit dough for the topping.

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