Gluten-Free Seafood Dishes
If you're a seafood lover in need of a gluten-free dinner idea, then take a look at this collection of satisfying seafood dishes. Recipes that are tagged as “gluten-free” do not include products that normally contain gluten. However, some recipes with the gluten-free tag may call for ingredients such as sauces or mixes that may or may not contain gluten, so be sure to read ingredient labels carefully.
Pan-Fried Catfish with Cajun Tartar Sauce
This fish is extremely flavorful and fiery with a kick of Cajun tartar sauce. Spice up your mundane meal plan and serve this gluten-free dinner on a weeknight. It's so easy to make!
Tuna Salad Niçoise
This colorful, classic French salad is packed with nutrients, not gluten. The recipe suggests pairing with Goat Cheese Crostini, which you can make substituting a gluten-free baguette for traditional French bread.
Mustard-Glazed Salmon Fillets with Roasted Cauliflower
At only 154 calories, this fish dinner is a hearty-healthy choice packed with Omega-3 fatty acids. Roasted cauliflower pairs as the perfect side to these salmon fillets topped with a sweet mustard and honey glaze.
Smashed Bacony Potatoes with Kale and Roasted Salmon
Since falling in love with very smoky Tennessee bacon (Benton's), I've moved to using it as a flavor agent; I almost never eat it on its own. Any very smoky bacon will do. This is a hearty winter dish, layering potatoes with kale and crisp-skinned roasted salmon.
Halibut with Bacony Corn Sauté
Be sure to buy fresh, never-frozen fish, summer corn on the cob and in the husks, and your favorite bacon. Applewood-smoked bacon is more subtle than hickory or mesquite and won't clobber all of the other ingredients. Just a spritz of fresh lime juice brings the flavors into perfect balance.
Grilled Shrimp and Summer Vegetables
Grilled shrimp, okra, and corn pair beautifully with tangy buttermilk dressing and fresh heirloom tomato slices. You could also grill slices of gluten-free bread to serve with the meal.
Thai Green Curry with Shrimp and Kale
Lacinato kale ups the green in this green curry dish, providing a delightful textural contrast to the tender rice noodles.
Flounder in Ginger-Sesame Broth with Edamame and Bok Choy
To prevent the flounder from flaking apart before serving, use a long, flat spatula to gently remove each fillet from the broth.
If you're a salmon lover, than this fish will exceed your expectations. The best part is, it's easy to prepare and completely gluten-free.
Seared Scallops with Farmers' Market Salad
These seared scallops make the perfect summer evening meal. Light, gluten-free, and simple to make, this seafood dish will please a crowd or just your family.
Mango Shrimp Kebabs
Grilling out is always fun, especially when you have something as tasty as these kebabs sizzling to perfection. Douse the skewers with your favorite gluten-free fruits and veggies to personalize your shrimp palate.
Cedar Plank Salmon with Tomato Salsa
Planking fish infuses it with great flavor. Here, a combination of grilled and fresh vegetables creates a gorgeous topping for heart-healthy salmon. Serve over a bed of hot cooked quinoa.
Sorghum is essentially a grass, raised primarily as a feed grain in the heartland of the U.S. In the southeastern U.S., though, if you say sorghum, someone might exclaim "biscuit!" Sorghum syrup, made from a variety known as sweet sorghum, has a light, molasses-y, toasty, minerally flavor that takes well to savory-sweet applications. This simply glazed salmon was a hit with the Cooking Light test kitchen team in recipe trials.
Baked Cod with Feta and Tomatoes
The mildness of cod takes well to bolder flavor pairings such as feta cheese and tomato. Sprinkle with oregano and parsley to top off the flavor and presentation.
Pan-Seared Scallops with Bacon and Spinach
It's hard to resist anything topped with bacon. Throw some spinach over these scallops and now you've got a flavorful, gluten-free, and well-balanced entrée.
Citrus-Glazed Shrimp with Cilantro Rice
Chipotle chile powder adds smoky heat to citrus-glazed shrimp. Cilantro rice and a fresh salad make lovely accompaniments to this flavorful seafood dish.
Sole with Tarragon-Butter Sauce
Tarragon-butter sauce is the ultimate mate for a seafood dish. Serving with fresh green beans and rice is a nice compliment to the fish.
Sautéed Black Grouper with Peach Relish
Black grouper, a mild white-fleshed fish, comes from the Gulf of Mexico and is a sustainable seafood choice, but not all kinds of grouper are. This particular cut of fish pairs wonderfully with a spicy-sweet peach relish.
Shrimp and Herb Salad
Tender, juicy shrimp add heft to a simple salad of greens, squash, and fresh herbs. For a sustainable choice, purchase U.S. Pacific white shrimp farmed in recirculating systems.
Roasted Side of Salmon with Shallot Cream
This dish is as simple as it gets, and yet it's very impressive for company. Shallots, dill, and lemon are classic flavorings for salmon. Serve this dish with sautéed green beans and a gluten-free grain like rice or quinoa.
Roasted Orange-Fennel Striped Bass
Roasting the fish whole keeps it tender and succulent. If you can't find striped bass, you can substitute whole white fish or yellowtail snapper, which are both sustainable options.
Grilled Halibut with Three-Pepper Relish
This flavor-packed relish will turn your plain and ordinary fish into an extraordinary entrée. For a complete meal, pair this dish with steamed green beans tossed with olive oil, salt, and freshly ground black pepper and topped with pine nuts.
Greek Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto
Enjoy the comfort food feel of classic risotto paired with greek shrimp and asparagus. The chopped fresh dill, lemon juice, and crumbled feta cheese make this a mouth-watering and flavorful summer dish.
Pan-Roasted Grouper wtih Provençal Vegetables
This instantly becomes a flavorful fish when paired with fresh veggies and spices. The gluten-free grouper is a treat for your tastebuds.
It's worth the tiny bit of effort to toast and grind your own cumin seeds--the flavor payoff is huge. That practice, used widely in many cuisines to bring out the aromatic goodness of spices, lends a depth that complements the buttery richness of the fish.
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