Now that this delightful season is in full bloom, you should make sure that your dishes are as vibrant and fresh as the world outside your front door. Get out your apron, sharpen your knives and bring some spring flavors into your kitchen with these refreshing seafood dishes.
Get your recipes to really pop with flavor by picking out produce that is currently in season. Choose delicious spring fruits and vegetables like mangoes, limes, sweet peas and asparagus from your local farmer’s market to add into these scrumptious seafood dishes. Remember that you will get better results with fresh ingredients than with frozen, dried, pickled and preserved ones. In the same way with produce, your seafood ingredients will be even tastier when you make sure that they haven’t been out of the water for long. You can shop for live lobster online instead of pulling options from the grocery store’s freezer — the same can be done for seafood items like shrimp, scallops, mussels and steamer clams. This way you can have freshly-caught Maine lobster and seafood for your recipes without having to leave your front door. The website Lobster Anywhere will ship an order to almost any location in the United States and have it delivered within twenty-four hours. When you have fresh and seasonal ingredients prepared and ready-to-use in your kitchen, your dinner is bound to be mouth-watering.
A Beautiful Lobster Salad
Start on your beautiful lobster asparagus chopped salad by putting lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt and ground pepper in a bowl and then whisking it all together. After steaming your live lobster and pulling out the meat, chop stalks of boiled asparagus into smaller bite-sized pieces and put them into a larger bowl. Throw diced red onion, sliced cherry tomatoes and lobster meat in with the asparagus, topping it all off with your light lemon dressing.
The first step to making some quick Cajun shrimp tacos is to whip up a batch of salsa using mango, avocado, red onion, lime juice, jalapeno pepper and cilantro. Coat your shrimp with Cajun seasoning, garlic and a generous tablespoon of olive oil, and then cook them in a skillet until they are tender. Tuck the shrimp and salsa into warm tortillas and serve alongside a butternut squash soup, coleslaw or black bean salad.
A Sweet Scallop Dish
Take some sea scallops and dry them by patting them down with a square of paper towel, then place them on top of a hot skillet and sear them until they have a nice golden-brown crust on both sides. Serve them with a puree of fresh peas, lemon and mint, along with savory toppings like crispy bacon bits and grilled onion.
Feel free to get inspired and mix other seasonal fruits and vegetables with these seafood ingredients —you can make a bowl of scallop and asparagus alfredo or a pot of lobster and pea risotto. As long as your items are freshly picked, pulled or caught, you will have a memorable meal to serve on your dining room table.