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Seafood Appetizers

Looking for recipes for seafood appetizers? Taste of Home has the best seafood appetizer recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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Party Shrimp

The marinade for this dish makes the shrimp so flavorful, you won't even need a dipping sauce. Even those who claim they don’t like shellfish, really dig this appetizer. —Kendra Doss, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Slam Dunk Crab Dip

Slam Dunk Crab Dip

Slam Dunk Crab Dip

The spirited crowd we invite to our home to watch college basketball is quick to dig in to this delectable dip. It's a great use of imitation crabmeat, with red pepper and green onions adding color and crunch.

Zesty Marinated Shrimp

Zesty Marinated Shrimp

Zesty Marinated Shrimp

These easy shrimp look impressive on a buffet table and taste even better! The zesty sauce has a wonderful spicy citrus flavor. I especially like this recipe because I can prepare it ahead of time. —Mary Jane Guest, Alamosa, Colorado

Salmon Salad-Stuffed Endive Leaves

Salmon Salad-Stuffed Endive Leaves

Salmon Salad-Stuffed Endive Leaves

Salmon creates an elegant appetizer in this vibrant recipe from Melissa Carafa of Broomall, Pennsylvania. It’s simple to prepare and can even be made ahead of time.

Stuffed Shrimp

Stuffed Shrimp

Stuffed Shrimp

Sandy Schneider of Naperville, Illinois shares this delightful shrimp appetizer that’s a breeze to make. The creamy three-ingredient filling has a hint of horseradish. TIP: These can be assembled a day ahead for convenience.
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Blue Cheese-Stuffed Shrimp

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Shrimp

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Shrimp

Cooked shrimp become something more extraordinary when stuffed with blue cheese. The mild flavor has mass appeal.—Amy Dollimount, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

East Coast Crab Appetizers

East Coast Crab Appetizers

East Coast Crab Appetizers

These appetizers are simple to make and absolutely delicious. We love seafood here on the East Coast, so I make these often!

Zucchini Crab Cakes

Zucchini Crab Cakes

Zucchini Crab Cakes

Fried to golden perfection, these nicely seasoned cakes from Jacqui Correa of Landing, New Jersey, are loaded with fresh zucchini and succulent crabmeat.

Bone Slices

Bone Slices

Bone Slices

A savory seafood filling is featured in these creepy bone pieces from our home economists. For even more fun, stack slices on a platter to resemble a backbone. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Phyllo Shrimp with Dipping Sauces

Phyllo Shrimp with Dipping Sauces

Phyllo Shrimp with Dipping Sauces

“I created this appetizer when I had some leftover phyllo dough in the freezer. It’s perfect for a party because it looks elegant but is easy to make. I serve the shrimp with two sauces, so guests can decide if they’re in a sweet or spicy mood!” —Sonali Ruder, New York, New York

Seafood Triangles

Seafood Triangles

Seafood Triangles

"One chilly Easter, my creative clan was looking for an appetizer that would break family traditions and warm hearts...and we came up with these spicy bites filled with shrimp and crabmeat," relates Tarsia Nichols from Prineville, Oregon.

Crab Bruschetta

Crab Bruschetta

Crab Bruschetta

"Usually, I use only vegetables on my bruschetta, but I wondered how crab would taste. My family loves crab cakes, and now we love this appetizer, too," Mary Cokenour jots from Monticello, Utah.

Festive Shrimp Tarts

Festive Shrimp Tarts

Festive Shrimp Tarts

These festive tarts always get rave reviews. I've made them well in advance and they're still party perfect later! Sheri Mosely Clermont, Florida

Salmon Tartlet Appetizers

Salmon Tartlet Appetizers

Salmon Tartlet Appetizers

"These make great appetizers. The filling alone is also good in a loaf," reveals Carolyn Kyzer of Alexander, Arkansas.

Creamy Crab Cheesecake

Creamy Crab Cheesecake

Creamy Crab Cheesecake

A savory appetizer cheesecake such as this one, dotted with tender crabmeat, is sure to grab the attention and tempt the taste buds of party guests. It's an elegant spread that you make ahead, so there's no last-minute fuss.
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