Add the flavorful touch of all-natural herbs and spices while you're at it for added nutrition! They also add variety to any dish you cook. Whether you want your seafood seasoned simply with salt and pepper or you're in the mood for a spicy curry dish, use herbs and spices for a surefire delicious dinner!

Here are 3 must-try seafood dinner recipes using herbs and spices:

Herbed Seafood Stew

What you need:

1/4 kg. clams
1/4 kg. calamari, sliced into rings
1/4 kg. mussels
1/4 kg. shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 large onion, diced
1 bay leaf
3 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
1/4 cup minced parsley
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup clam juice
1 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. salt
Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Sauté onions for 2-3 minutes until tender, add garlic then sauté for another minute. Add white wine, clam juice, tomatoes, bay leaf and salt then bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Throw in clams, calamari rings, mussels and shrimps and stir well to combine. Cook for 6-8 minutes until all shells have opened and shrimp is pink. Transfer to a large serving bowl, garnish with parsley and serve.

Garlic and Thyme Mahi Mahi

What you need:

4 mahi mahi fillets
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 medium onion
Juice of 2 lemons
1/2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
Salt and black pepper to taste
In a medium bowl, combine lemon juice, thyme leaves, salt and pepper. Mix well. Place fillets in a plate and coat with spice mix. Heat oil in a medium pan over high heat. Cook onions until tender, about 1-2 minutes. Add mah mahi fillets and sear for 3-4 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to low, add garlic and cook fillets for 2 more minutes per side or until cooked through. Serve warm.

Basil Butter Shrimps

What you need:

1 1/2 kg. shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 1/2 lemons, juiced
1/2 cup minced basil leaves
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsps. Dijon mustard
2 1/2 tbsps. olive oil
Salt and white pepper to taste
Skewers
In a medium bowl, combine butter, olive oil, lemon juice, basil leaves, garlic, mustard, salt and white pepper. Stir until all ingredients are well-blended. Add shrimp and toss to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. When ready, arrange shrimp on skewers. Discard marinade. Cook shrimp in a pre-heated grill over high heat for 4 minutes or until opaque. Serve warm with brown rice or mango salsa.

Get your whole family eating together every night by cooking nutritious and flavorful seafood dinners like these!



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