Low-Carb Main Dish Recipes: Fish and Seafood

You will notice a trend in this list: lots of salmon and shrimp.   This is because my fish-hating husband does like salmon (especially with my recipes), and, of course, because salmon is so good for us.  We both like shrimp, so that's another winner.  And as the main cook of the house, I love that fish and seafood cook so quickly!

Simple and Easy Baked Salmon

whole salmon filet with lemon and herbs
Ronnie Kaufman/Larry Hirshowitz/Blend Images/Getty Images

 This foolproof and extremely easy method for baking fish has quickly become one of my very favorite cooking techniques. The salmon (or other fish) comes out moist and flavorful every single time.

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Grilled Dilled Salmon - Easy and Elegant

grilled dilled salmon
You can put a lot of dill on the salmon, or just a little as in this photo.. James Baigrie/Photolibrary/Getty Images

This grilled salmon recipe takes only a very few minutes to put together, and is one of the salmon recipes we like to serve to guests, as everyone seems to love it.

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Tangy Grilled Salmon

grilled salmon with mustard glaze
Tangy Grilled Salmon with Mustard-Soy Glaze. Iain Bagwell/Photolibrary/Getty Images

Here's another grilled salmon recipe.  On this one, the tangy glaze is sweet and spicy, and works very well with the rich taste of salmon.The glaze can also be used for baked salmon.

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Seared Scallops - So Good and So Easy!

Not just a recipe: this is a complete guide to selecting, preparing, cooking, and serving scallops.  Did you know that scallops are not only delicious but good for our hearts and maybe our brains?  They also have plenty of vitamin B12, choline, and lots of minerals.

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Low-Carb Shrimp and "Grits"

Laura Dolson

Can grits really be low-carb?  Yes!  Make them with almond meal, just as you would regular grits.  Now you can dress them up and make these South Carolina-inspired Shrimp and Grits with yummy ingredients like...bacon of course!

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Low-Carb Coconut Shrimp

Low-Carb Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Spicy Dipping Sauce
Low-Carb Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Spicy Dipping Sauce. Photo © Laura Dolson

It's rare for low-carbers to eat anything breaded and fried, but we can make an exception in this case, as the breading has no regular starchy flour at all, but uses coconut flour instead.  Doesn't that make sense for Coconut Shrimp.  Also, try my Sugar-Free Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce - similar to the sugary ones in the restaurants, but better!

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Zesty Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp
Grilled Shrimp. Lauri Patterson/E+/Getty Images

What cooks in three minute on a hot grill?  Shrimp!  I give you instructions so they won't be overcooked and rubbery, and this zesty marinade will liven them up.

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Crustless Smoked Salmon Quiche

Crustless Salmon Quiche
Crustless Smoked Salmon Quiche. TravelingLight

Crustless quiches of all kinds are easy to make (crust=trickier and more time-consuming), and this version is elegant and works for any meal (it's great for brunch).

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Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp Scampi. swalls/E+/Getty Images

Shrimp Scampi is so easy to make and so good to eat!  I like to serve it with Cauliflower "Rice" or

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Salmon Salad (instead of Tuna Salad)

salmon salad

Tired of tuna?  Salmon is even better for us anyway!  I like mine in lettuce wraps -- I'll just take a head of lettuce and start peeling off leaves and putting this salad inside.

Want More Low-Carb Main Dish Recipes?  Try These:

More Low-Carb Beef and Pork Recipes - How to make a cheap steak taste good, and recipes from the grill to the stovetop to the crockpot (slow cooker).
Low-Carb Chicken Recipes - From Low-Carb Chicken Pot Pie to an easy and delicious Chinese grilled chicken, here are lots of low-carb ideas for what to do with chicken.
Low-Carb "Pasta" Recipes - Do you have a hankering for pasta?  Try these low-carb substitutes instead! 
Low-Carb Vegetarian Recipes - Low-carb meals don't have to have meat! Here are some great recipes to get you started, and also check out How to Be a Low-Carb Vegetarian.

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