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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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My husband's aunt shared this recipe with me more than 20 years ago. Not only is it a Christmas Eve tradition in my home, but in the homes of our grown children as well. —Delores Hill, Helena, Montana
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Marinated Shrimp and Olives

Marinated Shrimp and Olives

Marinated Shrimp and Olives

This is my favorite appetizer to serve party guests. The flavors in this colorful dish blend beautifully, and the shrimp are tender and tasty.—Carol Gawronski, Lake Wales, Florida

Fish Taco Bites

Fish Taco Bites

Fish Taco Bites

I think these appetizers are better than full-size fish tacos I’ve had as an entree. Enjoy the creamy salsa drizzle not only on these bites, but also on other Mexican dishes. —Carmell Childs, Ferron, Utah

Crawfish Beignets with Cajun Dipping Sauce

Crawfish Beignets with Cajun Dipping Sauce

Crawfish Beignets with Cajun Dipping Sauce

Get a taste of the deep South with these slightly spicy beignets. You won't be able to eat just one! —Donna Lanclos, Lafayette, Louisiana
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Noel Salmon Cheesecake

Noel Salmon Cheesecake

Noel Salmon Cheesecake

During the holidays or any time you're expecting a crowd, this savory cheesecake is sure to be a popular appetizer. The mild smoked salmon flavor is delicious.—Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan

Bread Bowl Seafood Dip

Bread Bowl Seafood Dip

Bread Bowl Seafood Dip

"Every Christmas Eve, our family has a special hors d’oeuvre supper and this seafood-stuffed dip is a much-requested staple," says Terry Flewelling of Lacombe, Alberta. "I got the recipe from a friend, who made it for my daughter’s wedding shower. It’s so rich, elegant and creamy—and a huge hit at parties any time of year at all!"

Creamy Shrimp Spread

Creamy Shrimp Spread

Creamy Shrimp Spread

A former co-worker shared this recipe with me. It’s easy to make but so delicious—people keep coming back for more! The spread is also good served on crackers or fresh vegetables, and it can be served for any type of party, casual or fancy.

Hot Crab Pinwheels

Hot Crab Pinwheels

Hot Crab Pinwheels

I got the recipe for these crabmeat bites from a friend. What amazed me most is that my husband, who hates seafood, couldn't stop eating them. —Kitti Boesel, Woodbridge, Virginia

Crab Crescents

Crab Crescents

Crab Crescents

This recipe is so good, no one will guess how quickly you put it together. These little bites are delicious and decadent! —Stephanie Howard, Oakland, California

Tuna Cheese Spread

Tuna Cheese Spread

Tuna Cheese Spread

The flavor of tuna is very subtle in this thick and creamy spread. It's terrific on crackers or carrot and celery sticks, stuffed in a tomato or used for a sandwich. —Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas

Christmas Tree Savory Rolls

Christmas Tree Savory Rolls

Christmas Tree Savory Rolls

Topped with festive pepper stars, this appetizer tree consists of tender yeast rolls with a savory cream cheese filling. It's good with or without the crabmeat. —Maryalice Wood, Langley, British Columbia

Marinated Shrimp

Marinated Shrimp

Marinated Shrimp

My husband's aunt shared this recipe with me more than 20 years ago. Not only is it a Christmas Eve tradition in my home, but in the homes of our grown children as well. —Delores Hill, Helena, Montana

Coconut Fried Shrimp

Coconut Fried Shrimp

Coconut Fried Shrimp

These crisp and crunchy shrimp make a tempting appetizer or a fun change-of-pace main dish. The coconut coating adds a little sweetness...and the tangy orange marmalade and honey sauce is great for dipping. It's impossible to stop munching these once you start! -Ann Atchison, O'Fallon, Missouri

Smoked Salmon Bites with Shallot Sauce

Smoked Salmon Bites with Shallot Sauce

Smoked Salmon Bites with Shallot Sauce

Tangy mayonnaise-Dijon sauce adds zip to flaky pastry and layers of crisp arugula, thinly sliced smoked salmon and nutty-flavored Asiago cheese. —Jamie Brown-Miller, Napa, California

Crispy Shrimp Poppers

Crispy Shrimp Poppers

Crispy Shrimp Poppers

Hometown cook Jacquelynne Stine entered this terrific appetizer in our Las Vegas, Nevada competition. A crisp, golden coating surrounds her butterflied shrimp stuffed with bacon and cream cheese. You'll want to make a meal of these!
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