Top 10 Low-Carb Fish and Seafood Recipes

You will notice a trend in this list: lots of salmon and shrimp. This is because salmon is so good for us and we love that fish and seafood cook so quickly!


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.



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 our very favorite cooking techniques. The salmon (or other fish) comes out moist and flavorful every single time.



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.



A simple lunch
Seared Scallops. Maureen Vollum / Getty Images

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.



Shrimp and Grits
Low-Carb Shrimp & Grits. Lauri Patterson / Getty Images

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!



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? 



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

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



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).



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

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



salmon salad

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


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