Keep It Light And Fresh With These 20 Summer Seafood Recipes

Nothing says summer like fresh seafood straight from the sea. This summer, when you plan your next seaside vacation or family gathering, consider making one of these light and refreshing summer seafood dishes. From crab cakes to seafood pastas to simple salmon dishes and more, we have plenty of reasons to keep cooking all summer long, which is why we made summer seafood the theme of this week's SWAT (Sharing With A Theme).

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Our Culinary Content Network is serving up the freshest catch of the day with recipes for grilled shrimp, smoked salmon, and fresh fish tacos.

Here are this week's highlights:

Grilled Shrimp Skewers With Creamy Sesame SlawA Calculated Whisk

What better way to enjoy summer seafood than grilling outside for a crowd? We can't wait to try this grilled shrimp recipe from Becky Winkler of made with tangy rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, and a dash of pungent fish sauce for a mouthwatering umami flavor.

Nordic Open-Faced Smoked Salmon SandwichesThe View From Great Island

Salmon is at its best from May to September, making this recipe from Sue Moran of both timely and delicious. These open-faced sandwiches are dainty enough to serve as a snack or with egg salad for a meal.  

Seafood PaellaThis is How I Cook

This paella made with pancetta, chorizo, fresh clams, and large prawns over a bed of saffron-scented rice from Abbe Odenwalder of the blog is the perfect summer seafood dinner; that is why Abbe is the winner of this week's SWAT.