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    Updated on Jan 23, 2020. Posted on Jul 27, 2016

    21 Seafood Recipes That Are Even Better Than Chicken

    YEP. I said it.

    1. Panko-Crusted Fish Sticks

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    Hello, fish sticks! Make all your childhood dinner dreams come true. Get the recipe here.

    2. Skillet-Grilled Fish Tacos With Cilantro-Lime Crema

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    Cilantro-lime crema *might* just be the best condiment out there. Get the recipe here.

    3. Dad's Favorite Seafood Stew

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    Ooookay, it might not be your dad's favorite stew but that's because he hasn't tried it yet! Make it for him this summer and it will be. Get the recipe.

    4. Crispy Coconut Kale With Roasted Salmon and Coconut Rice

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    Kale + salmon = healthiest weeknight dinner ever. Get the recipe here.

    5. French Tuna Salad Sandwich

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    Way better than your average chicken salad sandwich. Trust me. Get the recipe.

    6. Ginger-Soy Glazed Salmon

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    An A+ weeknight dinner. Get the recipe.

    7. Chimichurri Shrimp

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    Bubba would be proud. Recipe here.

    8. Salmon Fillet With Snap Peas & Lemon Crème Fraîche Dressing

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    ~Deceptively easy~ is a great way to describe your weeknight dinner. Recipe here.

    9. Low-Maintenance Fish Tacos

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    Low-key dinners? I'm into it. Get the recipe here.

    10. Drunken Clams With Sausage

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    Enjoy a glass of wine as you're making this dish. Once you're finished with the meal, you'll have had another. ;) Get the recipe here.

    11. Shrimp Grits

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    Why separate the two? Shrimp and grits belong together, in the form of these shrimp grits. Get the recipe here.

    12. Avocado Crab Rolls

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    Move over, lobster rolls. There's another seafood sub in town. Learn how to make your own here.

    13. Steamed Mussels With Mustard Sauce

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    Don't relegate mussels to an appetizer. Make them the main event! Get the recipe here.

    14. Salmon Burgers With Avocado Sauce

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    When in doubt, burger it. Recipe here.

    15. Seared Scallops With Spring Onion and Tarragon Cream

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    Take your weeknight eats up a notch. Get the recipe here.

    16. Fish With Sauce Niçoise

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    Salad Niçoise isn't the only French dinner you can Niçoise. Get the recipe for this non-leafy version here.

    17. Whole Baked Fish in Sea Salt

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    Go big or go to bed hungry. Get the recipe here.

    18. Mediterranean Octopus Salad

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    This counts as getting your greens, right? Recipe here.

    19. Pastayala (aka Jambalaya's Cousin)

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    Welcome to the party, pasta. Get the recipe here.

    20. Grilled Swordfish With Lemon and Caper Sauce

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    Elegant enough for a party, quick enough for crazed weeknights. Get the recipe here.

    21. Mahi Mahi and Avocado Tacos With Mango-Cilantro Salsa

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    Hawaiian vacation, anyone? Get the recipe here.

    For more seafood recipes, head over to Food52.