Shellfish recipes

Shellfish recipes to try at home, including Raymond Blanc's mussels in white wine, the Hairy Bikers' prawn curry and Valentine Warner's crayfish scampi.

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  • Crayfish macaroni cheese

    Crayfish macaroni cheese

    The Hairy Bikers combine spicy pork and seafood in this Southern take on macaroni cheese

  • Crab cakes

    Crab cakes

    Crab cake, served with a tomato and lemon mayonnaise, are easy to make in no time at all, great served with salad

  • Pasta with chorizo and mussels

    Pasta with chorizo and mussels

    Pasta with chorizo and mussels from Jose Pizarro is a hearty dish with lots of flavour

  • Moules marinière

    Moules marinière

    Raymond Blanc's moules marinière is a simple recipe, perfect for sharing at dinner parties as a starter or main

  • Razor clam mezze

    Razor clam mezze

    Serve Rachel Khoo's razor clams two ways as a dinner party starter that's guaranteed to impress

  • Seafood chowder

    Seafood chowder

    Signe Johansen's seafood chowder is a luxury version of the classic dish with prawns, clams, mussels and cod

  • Seafood platter

    Seafood platter

    Rick Stein's seafood platter doesn't take long to prepare but is a showstopper of a dish for special occasions

  • Crab linguine

    Crab linguine

    Crab linguine, from Norwegian seafood, is so quick and easy, perfect for a midweek supper or a simple dinner party recipe

  • Lobster with grapefruit butter

    Lobster with grapefruit butter

    Mark Sargeant combines lobster meat, lemony potatoes and coriander for a delectable main course

  • King prawn curry

    King prawn curry

    The Hairy Bikers' king prawn curry is based on the dishes of Kerala - it's quick to make and a real crowd pleaser dish

Shellfish

 
Shellfish soup
Shellfish soup
By Tareq Taylor

Crabs, mussels, fish, veg and scallops all go into Tareq Taylor’s hearty bowl of steaming soup


easy

Total time
1 hr 20 min

Platter of baked shellfish
Platter of baked shellfish
By Donal Skehan

With mussels, clams, scallops and crab, Donal Skehan’s seafood extravaganza is the perfect romantic treat for two

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
25 min

Pan-fried Brill with Creamed Whitby Shellfish, Langoustine and Fennel
Pan-fried Brill with Creamed Whitby Shellfish, Langoustine and Fennel


A superb dish from Andrew Pern - fried brill with langoustine skewers, shellfish in a sublime cream sauce, and parsley mash

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



advanced

Total time
50 min

Shellfish special
Shellfish special
By Aaron Craze on Aaron Craze: Rude Boy Food

Clams and mussels only need simple cooking, as demonstrated by Aaron Craze in this fresh, speedy supper dish

Avg user rating: 1 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
20 min

Frutti di Mare Vivi (Shellfish with Parsley Dip)
Frutti di Mare Vivi (Shellfish with Parsley Dip)
By Gino D'Acampo on Market Kitchen

Add a sparkle to your canapés at your next party and make Gino D'Acampo's tongue-tingling light bite...

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
20 min

Roast Fillet of John Dory with Shellfish Ragout
Roast Fillet of John Dory with Shellfish Ragout
on Market Kitchen

King scallops and tiger prawns are cooked in vermouth-infused bisque and served alongside roasted John Dory in this smart recipe from James Cross


easy

Total time
25 min

Tomato stuffed courgette flowers with shellfish salsa
Tomato stuffed courgette flowers with shellfish salsa
By Alex Mackay

Dazzle your guests with Alex Mackay's wonderfully summery starter, a stylish combination of courgette flowers and shellfish

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
40 min

Shellfish pasta
Shellfish pasta
By Bill Granger on Bill's Tasty Weekends

Garlic, dried chilli and parsley make a classic sauce for Bill Granger’s magic mix of seafood and pasta

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
45 min

Baked Shellfish with Rosemary and Chilli
Baked Shellfish with Rosemary and Chilli
By Mitch Tonks on Great Food Live

Mitch Tonk's fragrant, oven-roasted seafood package is crammed with fresh flavours, meriting top billing on any menu

Avg user rating: 5 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
55 min

Buccatini Baked with Shellfish, Chilli, Roasted Garlic, Thyme and Olive Oil
Buccatini Baked with Shellfish, Chilli, Roasted Garlic, Thyme and Olive Oil
By Mitch Tonks

For a simple but spectacular supper, try Mitch Tonks mouth-watering oven-baked Buccatini, brimming with shellfish and fabulous Mediterranean flavours

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
45 min