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Seafood and Fish Appetizer Recipe Index:

One of the largest collections of trusted party and holiday appetizer recipes on the internet. Because my collection of appetizers is so large, I have placed them into the categories listed below. This page includes my wonderful Seafood Appetizer Recipes (Clams, Crab, Lobsters, Oysters, Shrimp, and Smoked Salmon Recipes). The recipes are very easy to follow and will give you delicious results. Check the recipes out, prepare them for your family and friends, and ENJOY the compliments you will receive!

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Baked Stuffed Shrimp with Clams
Very easy to prepare and so good!

Pat's Hot Clam Dip
This clam dip is a family favorite that we always serve during the holidays.

Steamed Clams
What could be easier to make and more delicious than steamed clams with butter?  I can't think of anything else!


Artichoke Hearts with Crab
This makes a beautiful and delicious starter for your guests at your dinner party.

Baked Deviled Crab (Crabmeat Dressing)
From the recipe files of Robert Hammond, chef and owner of The Kitchen at Honeyman Creek Farm in Warren, Oregon.

Crab Cakes with Ginger-Citrus Vinaigrette
These also are great served as the starter course of your meal.

Crab Cakes with Green Onion Sauce
You won't believe how wonderful these crab cakes are. My husband thinks that they could win an award. You be the judge!

Crab Cakes with Orange-Dill Sauce
What could be better than a low fat and low calorie delicious crab cake?

Easy Street Crab Dip
This is fantastic looking and tastes wonderful. Your guest will rave about this one. This recipe can be made up to two days in advance.

Gourmet Crab Dip
This is my version of the popular Crab Dip that can be found all over the internet. This crab dip can be served either cold or hot.

Hot Crab Appetizer
This delicious, addictive crab dip will have your family begging for more.

Northwest Mini Crab Cakes with Orange Sauce
Fresh and Light Crab Cakes are not only delectable but easy to make. These wonderful crab cakes make an ideal starter course. These crab cakes were light and airy and every bit as good as any crab cakes we've ever tasted.

Oven-Roasted Dungeness Crab
The buttery sauce that coats the crabmeat and the shells is part of the pleasure of this dish. To really enjoy it dispense with the utensils and just eat the crab with your hands.

Snow Peas Stuffed with Crab
Recipe from The Dinah Shore Cookbook, by Dinah Shore, published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1983. This is a very pretty finger food that is also delicious!

Truffle Custards with Crab and Caviar
A wonderful delicate truffle custard to use as a first course or appetizer for your dinner party.


German Herring Salat (Herring Salad)
This is our family's recipe for making German Herring Salad. This recipe is from my children's grandmother, Gertrude Zemp. We make this for Christmas Eve every year. It is very easy to do, and as the herring is already "pickled," it holds up well in the refrigerator.


Lobster Cakes with Papaya Mayonnaise
The lobster meat shines in these wonderful hand-made lobster cakes. Can be served as an appetizer or an entree. I adapted this recipe from Chef Gregory Cornelius of the Crescent Club in Memphis, Tennessee.


Angels on Horseback (Oysters Wrapped in Bacon)
These oysters make a great appetizer. So easy and so delicious! My husband just loves these! We can make a dinner of these oysters.

Oyster Bruschetta
Oysters lovers will devour these appetizers!

Oysters Casino
Oyster lover's delight! A very easy recipe to prepare and always a favorite with my husband.

Oysters On The Half Shell
To those people who love oysters, there is little that can compare with a cold, plum, raw oyster that is sipped from its shell. Served with a homemade Mignonette sauce or cocktail sauce and it is perfect!

Pickled Oysters
You can eat these delightful oysters right out of the jar or serve as an appetizer. They are also delicious served on a bed off crisp greens or mixed with sliced cucumber for a summer salad.


Chèvre Cheese and Smoked Salmon Bruschetta
This is a delightful appetizer. Fast, easy and so pretty on a plate. Look for quality smoked salmon or trout, and a good Chèvre (goat cheese).

Herbed Phyllo Purses with Brie Cheese and Salmon Lox
Very elegant appetizer to serve your guests.

Salmon Mousse with Cucumber Sauce
An elegant salmon dish that makes a beautiful presentation to serve your guests. Easy-to-make and very delicious. Can be prepared a day or two before your event.

Salmon Rillettes - Rillettes aux Duex Saumons
A classic French appetizer.

Salmon Spring Rolls
A very easy Spring Roll to serve to your family and friends.

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Cream Cheese Terrines
This wonderful recipe was sent to me by Ruth Colson who lives in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Smoked Salmon and Caviar Canapes
Smoked salmon and caviar are a natural combination for a gourmet appetizer. This is a very easy-to-make, but very gourmet, appetizer or starter dish for the "grandest" of affairs.

Smoked Salmon and Caviar Pizza
Smoked salmon and caviar are a natural combination for a gourmet pizza. This is a very easy-to-make, but very gourmet, appetizer or starter dish for the "grandest" of affairs. What makes this recipe even easier, is making the bread dough in your bread maker. You can even really "cheat" on this recipe by buying purchased frozen pizza dough.

Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Crostini
So easy to make and so good! Your guest will love these.

Smoked Salmon & Goat Cheese Strata
My family and guests loved this recipe. I made it for Christmas brunch this year. This is a new twist on strata, a layered dish that has been around for a long time. Baked in a springform pan, this version is served in wedges, which are perfect for a brunch.

Smoked Salmon in Cucumber Cups
Cucumber cups make a very easy and elegant way to serve this smoked salmon.

Smoked Salmon Mousse in Won Ton Baskets
This is a wonderful make-ahead appetizer, as everything can be made days ahead and assembled just before your party.

Smoked Salmon Roulades
These roulades are as wonderful to eat as they are to look at!

Smoked Salmon Sandwich on Pumpernickel
A wonderful and tasty way to use smoked salmon. The pumpernickel bread gives that "little something special" to the sandwich. Cut the sandwiches into small shapes for an interesting and delicious appetizer.

Smoked Salmon Sushi Squares
This is an interesting and easy way to make sushi.  You could substitute any sushi filling that you desire. Give it a try!

Smoked Salmon Tartare
This simple smoked salmon dish makes a great appetizer. It looks like a tartare, but by using the smoked salmon there are no raw ingredients to upset your finicky guests. Can be prepared several hours ahead.

Smoked Salmon Tartar with Wasabi Sabayon
This recipe is by Executive Chef, Andreas Sommerfeld, of the Holland American Cruise Line on the Oosterdam ship. The chef demonstrated this dish on our family's March 2007 Mexican Riviera Cruise.

Smoked Salmon Terrines
This wonderful recipe was sent to me by Ruth Colson who lives in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

Stuffed Artichokes with Smoked Salmon
This is a very easy meal to prepare. I created this recipe when I had extra homemade smoked salmon that I needed to use.


Anytime Balsamic Shrimp
I slightly adapted this recipe by cookbook author Julee Rosso. Julee and her husband, Bill, own the Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck, MI. Julee says, "This is one of my all-time favorite dishes, and it couldn't be simpler. It began because I brush "tradizionale" (50 - 100 years old) balsamic vinegar on shrimp as we're grilling them. But only "tradizionale" works for that because it's so extraordinary - commercial balsamic is far too acidic. And when I'm out of the real stuff - I make Faux Aged Balsamic Vinegar - simple enough."

Bacon-Wrapped Buffalo Shrimp
Bacon-Wrapped Buffalo Shrimp is a wonderful and spicy shrimp appetizer that is especially a favorite of men. This is one of the first appetizers that will disappear at a party. Not only is this delicious appetizer addictive, it is also low-carb!

Baked Stuffed Shrimp with Clams
Very easy to prepare and so good!

California Rolls
Making sushi at home is easy to do. Ingredients and equipment can be found at Japanese and Asian foods stores as well as at most large food or grocery stores. I did a large amount of reading on how to make sushi rolls before attempting my first ones. Sushi making does requires a small amount of initial practice. Don't be afraid to try!

Grilled Shrimp with Lime
These lime grilled shrimp are so tasty and so easy to make. The lime/garlic flavor makes this dish a standout. This is truly a "finger-licking" food!

Grilled Shrimp with Truffle Oil Vinaigrette
Nothing is better than these wonderful shrimp with truffle oil!

Killer Shrimp
Your guests and family will definitely love these shrimp!

Mango Salad with Grilled Shrimp
This wonderful tasting salad is so easy to make and looks beautiful also! This is a definite make-again dish. This makes an excellent starter course, and is equally great as a light luncheon dish. If you want to impress guests, this one is the dish to make!

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp
What could be easier than grilling the shrimp for a tasty appetizer?

Shrimp Appetizer Supreme
These are fabulous! Sure to impress your guests. This is one of my "fall back to" appetizer recipes. This recipe was shared with me by my friend, Karen Calanchini of Redding, California.

Shrimp Cheeseball or Spread
This is my mother's favorite recipe to bring to our Christmas Eve celebration every year. It is easy to make and a favorite of our family.

Shrimp Cocktail
What could be easier and more delightful than a shrimp cocktail to start off your meal?

Shrimp Cream Cheese
This appetizer has got to be the easiest ever to make. No cooking, no mixing, no cutting up - just assemble the ingredients and serve. What could be easier?

Shrimp Martini Ceviche with Chili-Cumin Chips
For a wonderful refreshing first-course presentation, serve this delightful low fat, low calorie, and low carbohydrate Ceviche Martini. The acidity of the lime juice actually "cooks" or "pickles" the shrimp and firms the flesh.

Shrimp Won Tons
These are fabulous! Sure to impress your guests.

Spring Rolls
How about a Spring Roll or Summer Roll? It's a cool, easy, and an efficient process that yields a delectable prize. Did you know that Spring/Summer Rolls are Egg Rolls that are not fried? Because they are not fried, they are very low in fat and calories! Not only are these Rolls tasty, but they are also healthy. These are good as a starter or a main course.


Ahi Tuna Poke - Hawaiian Poke
Poke (pronounced POH-kay) is served in most Hawaiian homes and restaurants as a side dish, and no gathering in Hawaii would be complete without a few bowls of poke. In Hawaiian, poke means "cut piece" or "small piece." Poke is bite-size pieces of raw fish doused in seasonings. Poke is actually the Hawaiian version of the elegant Japanese sashimi (a combining of the Hawaiian and Japanese taste for raw fish).

Spuma di Tonno - Tuna Mousse
This smooth tuna spread is incredibly simple yet has great depth of flavor. Everybody who tastes it asks for the recipe.

Tuna Nicoise in Celery Stalk - Gluten Free Recipe
You can have a wonderful tea party without the worries with this Gluten Free Tea Menu. Whether your party is an indoor formal affair or an outdoor garden celebration. It is a great excuse to put on your favorite dress, pearls, and gloves with the added indulgence of a fabulous new hat. Invite your friends and loved ones for a festive gathering that is gluten free.


Steamed Clams
Steamed Clams

Oysters, Angels on Horseback
Angels on Horseback
(Oysters Wrapped in Bacon)

Oyster Casino
Oysters Casino

Salmon Spring Rolls
Salmon Spring Rolls

Baked Stiffed Shrimp with Clams
Baked Stuffed Shrimp with Clams

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp
Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp

Anytime Balsamic Shrimp
Anytime Balsamic Shrimp

Northwest Mini Crab Cakes with Orange Sauce
Northwest Mini Crab Cakes with Orange Sauce

Truffle Custards with Crab and Caviar
Truffle Custards with Crab and Caviar

Grilled Shrimp with Truffle Oil Vinaigrette
Grilled Shrimp with Truffle Oil Vinaigrette

Killer Shrimp
Killer Shrimp

Shrimp Cream Cheese

Shrimp Appetizer Supreme
Shrimp Appetizer Supreme

Spring Rolls

Smoked Salmon Tartare

Smoked Salmon Sushi Squares

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