Best 9 Asian Seafood Recipes To Make

If you’re looking for healthy and delicious Asian seafood recipes full of flavor, you’ve come to the right place!  Whether it’s a light seafood egg drop soup, baked coconut shrimp, or Pan seared scallops, we have something here for every palate.

These Asian seafood recipes are some of our most popular and they all come with step-by-step instructions making it a breeze to cook a healthy, delicious and easy weeknight dinner

What popular seafood are used in Asian cuisine?

  • Clams – most common clams used in Asian cuisine include little neck, manila, mussles, scallops, and oysters.
  • Shrimp – for recipes such as coconut shrimp and dynamite shrimp you want to pick ones that are larger in size. Fresh or frozen work well.
  • Squid – you can usually find squid in seafood markets or Asian supermarkets.  Make sure to clean and gut the squid.  Careful not to overcook the squid or it can become rubbery.
  • Fish – a staple of many Asian dishes and a great source of healthy protein full of omega-3s.  For the best fish dishes, check out the top 10 Asian fish recipes!

Is seafood healthy for you?

Seafood is high in protein and low in calories and saturated fats.  It’s also packed full of nutrients.

  • Healthy Fats Omega 3 – fish such as salmon, cod , tuna and halibut are high in omega 3’s which are good for heart, eyes and brain health.
  • Protein – seafood is generally all high in protein which can with weight-loss and muscle gain.
  • Potassium – plays a critical part in the function of your body such as regulating blood pressure,

Where can I pick up the seafood for these recipes?

Most, if not all seafoods, needed in these recipes can be found at Asian supermarket, local supermarket, or online at partner store Catalina Offshore Seafood.

Special ingredients to make these recipes?

  • Xanthan Gum – a low carb and keto friendly thickener that replaces cornstarch.  You can also use cornstarch if you prefer.
  • Pork Rinds – used as a carb free alternative for breading to replace panko.
  • Kewpie Mayo – Japanese mayonnaise, richer, creamier than American mayonnaise with a slight sweet umami flavor to it. You can use American mayo too, but it will alter the flavor.
  • Tom Yum Paste – found online or at Asian supermarkets.  Makes cooking tom yum soup one thousand times easier.
  • Lemongrass – a plant used in tom yum soup with a lemon citrus flavor.
  • Japanese Sake – Japanese cooking sake usually comes in large bottles and are fairly inexpensive.  Can be found in Asian and Japanese supermarkets.

What vegetables go well with seafood?

  • Green Salad
  • Seaweed Salad
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Stir-fry and Grilled Vegetables
    • Squash
    • Mushroom
    • Asparagus
    • Onions
    • Bell Peppers
    • Spinach
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Cauliflower Rice with Lemon

Seafood Egg Drop Soup

Chinese egg drop soup with boiled shrimp served in a white bowl topped with green onions.

This warm and comforting seafood egg drop soup takes the traditional egg drop to the next level! With the addition of tender sweet shrimp, this protein packed soup full of umami goodness is sure to satisfy any palate! > Take Me to the Recipe

Baked Coconut Shrimp

Baked shrimp with coconut crust hanging on rim of a bowl with spicy mayo dipping sauce.

Oven baked golden brown low carb inspired coconut shrimp, crispy and crunchy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. Don’t miss out on this delicious and healthy coconut shrimp recipe served with a side of spicy mayo! > Take Me to the Recipe

Pan Seared Japanese Style Scallops

Japanese style seared scallops topped with fresh chopped green onions and soy sauce mayo.

This buttery Pan Seared Japanese Style Scallops recipe will have your taste buds dancing like they’ve never danced before! A very easy side or main dish packed with so much amazing flavor and ready in about 10 minutes! > Take Me to the Recipe

Tom Yum Soup

Thai style tom yum soup served in a bowl with large shrimp topped with fresh cilantro.

A family favorite, and one of Thailand’s most popular dishes, Tom Yum Soup is full of spicy, sour, and savory flavors. This easy recipe uses tom yum soup paste so you can easily make this delicious and addicting soup in no time! > Take Me to the Recipe

Japanese Grilled Squid

Grilled squid severed with a Japanese style miso mayo dipping sauce.

Tender grilled calamari squid with a homemade spicy mayo dipping sauce. This easy recipe is healthy and perfect for squid lovers! > Take Me to the Recipe

Dynamite Mayo Shrimp

Baked Japanese style dynamite shrimp served with masago roe and chopped green onions.

Creamy sweet and savory baked Dynamite Mayo Shrimp. Made popular by sushi restaurants, this is dynamite shrimp recipe cooks up in as little as 15 minutes and is a real crowd pleaser. No doubt the best shrimp recipe you will ever make! > Take Me to the Recipe

BBQ Lobster Tails with Miso Mayo Garlic

Grilled lobster tails glazed with a miso mayo spread and topped with green onions served on a wooden plank.

BBQ grilled tender and juicy lobster tails topped with a miso mayo garlic glaze for a seafood dinner. Learn how easy it’s to make these perfect lobster tails that are exploding with umami goodness! > Take Me to the Recipe

Japanese Octopus Salad – Tako Su

A traditional Japanese octopus cucumber salad mixed with seaweed and toasted sesame seeds served in a white bowl.

Tender Japanese octopus and crisp cucumber tossed with sweet and tangy sauce. A classic Japanese side dish that’s refreshing and impossible to resist. > Take Me to the Recipe

Japanese Style Steamed Clams

Japanese style steamed clams in a Japanese sake broth topped with green onions served in a black bowl.

Fresh clams steamed in a Japanese sake broth and topped with a sprinkle of green onions. Incredibly delicious and easy to make. > Take Me to the Recipe

Hope you enjoy of these Best 9 Asian Seafood Recipes To Make!

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