The best fall dishes to make your taste buds go wild for more easy seafood recipes!
One of the best parts about the arrival of autumn is the opportunity to reset your go-to, weeknight summer grilling dishes with the tasty and seasonal flavors of fall!
And while many of us become busy baking our favorite pastries, diving into classic family recipes, and attempting a new fancy dish we aim to master by Thanksgiving, we will be the first to admit - sometimes the best fall dinner is a simple and healthy one.
After a long day of baking sugar-filled sweet treats or a busy week at work ahead and dwindling daylight hours, the last thing anyone wants is two hours of prep work for a dinner that provides little nourishment. At that point, ordering burgers for take out is looking pretty darn appealing!
So how do you avoid racking up the carbs and delivery bills this fall? Using a form of lean protein like wild-caught seafood provides the whole family with sustenance that’ll keep them going all week. Many are surprised at the number of ways you can combine fall flavors with classic seafood items like salmon, shrimp, and white fish while keeping your cooking efforts relatively simple. After all, a tasty and healthy seafood recipe is the best treat of all!
Check out These 10 Easy & Healthy Fall Seafood Recipes for the perfect solution to healthy fall dinners that are bursting with flavor and easy as pie to make.
1. One Pot Shrimp Gumbo
Perfect for a cozy fall day, this recipe combines the bold flavor of wild Brown Gulf Shrimp alongside more traditional ingredients like andouille sausage, celery, onions, peppers and of course, Cajun seasoning and paprika. The shells from the shrimp also double as small batch of the seafood stock needed for the base of this fall soup!
2. Apple Cider Glazed Salmon
After you acquire your wild-caught sockeye salmon, the other most important ingredient is the apple cider used in the glaze. Be sure to buy unfiltered apple cider from the grocery store as it has a bolder apple flavor. Or, make use of your local farm’s fall apple harvest by pressing your own apples like Captain Steve and his family does each year!
The rest of the glaze used in this recipe simply calls for a combination of classic fall flavors like Allspice, ginger and bay leaves and half a small jalapeno in order to maximize this dish’s savory taste. Simple ingredients for a delicious fall meal!
3. Savory Fall Scallops
4. Snow Crab Bisque
Once the stock has been prepared, it is transformed into a smooth and creamy bisque with a vegetable mixture, flour paste and white wine reduction and the use of a standard blender. A healthy fall dinner that is both comforting and nourishing on a cold fall day!
5. Smoked Salmon Frittata with Feta Herbs, Topped with Arugula Salad
With a lean protein source like salmon, Vitamin D and protein-packed eggs, and nutrient dense vegetables, this Smoked Salmon Frittata recipe is an easy way to throw a mixture of healthy ingredients into one skillet and ring the dinner bell in no time!
Chef Marisa also gives you the option of dressing this frittata up by finalizing it with fresh arugula tossed in a lemon honey dijon sauce. A light but satisfyingly healthy fall recipe that can be served any time of day. Whether it’s your brunch, light lunch, or “breakfast for dinner”, you’ve got to try this one!
Here at Wild For Salmon, we offer a variety of smoked salmon products, from traditional smoked salmon, to smoked salmon pouches, to nova style salmon. All options fit perfectly into this recipe and are a great way to see which smoked salmon style is your favorite in this dish!
6. Parmesan Herb Baked Halibut with White Beans and Gremolata
Using Panko breadcrumbs, parmesan, olive oil and herbs to coat mild flavored wild Alaskan Halibut is a great way to bring fall flavors to a classic white fish you and your family can always count on.
The other half of this recipe features an herb-rich gremolata garnish that sits atop your crusted halibut and white bean creation as the final touch. We love this recipe for the fall as it brings an incredibly comforting aroma of warm spices to your kitchen whilst blending and baking the dish - plus it’s ready within just 35 minutes!
7. Molasses Ginger Salmon with Roasted Acorn Squash and Pomegranate
This molasses ginger glaze is something we think about year-round all thanks to its simplicity. Combined with the sweet flavors of acorn squash, this glaze reduces into a tangy, sticky sauce that tastes incredible when coated over richly flavored sockeye salmon portions that’ve been sizzling in a cast iron for less than 10 minutes. And we love a good salmon when it sizzles in the fall!
8. Pan Roasted Black Cod with Lemon Pistachio Picada
The pistachio picada (or crushed nut paste, similar to a pesto) in this recipe brings a nutty flavor to the dish that is perfect for fall. The minimally processed and oil- and vinegar-focused ingredients make the Mediterranean roots in this dish shine, allowing for a healthy yet comforting fall dinner recipe you’ll want to make through the winter!
9. Cajun Shrimp with Wild Rice
Paprika, garlic, oregano, thyme and cayenne pepper come together into one delicious Cajun seasoning that our White Gulf Shrimp can be tossed and seared in. Emma’s final touch of briefly satueing the rice and shrimp together in the same Cajun seasoning from the beginning of the recipe packs in the final warm, spice heavy flavors.
This recipe is perfect for the fall as it heeds a ton of leftovers that can last in the fridge for up to 5 days - perfect for a day when you need something quick and easy!
10. Classic Salmon Chowder
A great fall slow cooker recipe, this Classic Salmon Chowder Recipe is one that you can enjoy day after day, knowing you’re getting your day’s worth of vitamins and minerals from the salmon that is the base of it all. The perfect comfort food for any chilly day this season, we highly recommend adding this Salmon Chowder recipe to your list of easy and healthy fall seafood recipes!