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6 Delicious Kid-Friendly Seafood Recipes You Can Try Today

I usually prepare kid-friendly seafood recipes at least once per week. Can you believe that my kids always ask for more? The truth is seafood is not only incredibly delicious but also fast and easy to prepare. Therefore, I always feel surprised when I hear someone say that their kids hate fish, shrimp, and anything from the water. What most people don’t realize is that there are so many ways to prepare seafood; there sure is something that will please even the pickiest kids. If you relate, try one or two of these kid friendly seafood recipes and see what happens.

Best Kid Friendly Seafood Recipes 2024

Oven-fried Fish Nuggets

Fresh fish fillets get brushed with a mixture of bread crumbs and cheese. Incorporate some butter-flavored spray to make the aroma even more alluring to your kids.


  • Fresh fish fillets (1 pound), cut into 1.5-inch nuggets
  • 1/2 cup of Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of cornflake crumbs
  • 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper seasoning
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Step 1Preheat the oven to 370-400oF.
Step 2Spray a cookie sheet with the butter-flavored spray.
Step 3Blend together the bread crumbs, cornflake crumbs, cheese, and seasoning. Use this mixture to coat both sides of the fish.
Step 4Place the fish on the cookie sheet and spray it with the butter-flavored spray.
Step 5Bake the fish in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on its thickness.
Step 6Remove the fish from the oven, place it on a serving plate and call your kids to the dining table.

​Salmon Stuffed Avocado

​You can use canned or grilled salmon to make this delicious meal. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s suitable for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.


  • 1 large avocado with seed removed (7.1 oz)
  • 2 small cooked salmon fillets (6.2 oz)
  • 1 small, finely chopped white onion (2.5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup of soured cream (2 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • Some salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or ghee
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped dill
  • Lemon wedges for garnish
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Step 1Preheat the oven to about 400oF
Step 2Place the salmon fillets on a baking tray that’s lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle some olive oil or melted ghee over the salmon. Season with pepper and salt, and a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, and place the baking tray in the oven. Bake for about 20 minutes.
Step 3Remove the tray from the oven and let it cool down for 5 minutes. Shred the salmon fillets using a fork, discard the skin, and then mix with finely chopped onions, the soured cream, and fresh chopped dill.
Step 4Add a little more lemon juice, and then season with pepper and salt. Scoop out the middle of the avocado (and cut it into small pieces), leaving about 1/2 inch of its flesh.
Step 5Place the avocado pieces into the bowl that contains salmon and mix properly.
Step 6Fill the avocado halves with the avocado and salmon mixture, add some lemon, and serve.

Avocado and Spicy Shrimp Served with Tahini Dressing

Nothing wakes up a seafood dish better than Old Bay Seasoning. It really adds something special to a dish of spicy shrimp. And, when served with avocado, unforgettable dinner moments are created.


  • 4 cups of spinach and kale mixture
  • 1 medium-sized cucumber
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • Uncooked shrimp 0.5 lb.
  • 2 minced cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon of chipotle pepper powder and another 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder
  • Coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of tahini
  • 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 teaspoon of minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Step 1Heat the coconut oil in a pan over medium heat.
Step 2Add the clean shrimp and minced garlic. Add the old bay, chipotle, and cayenne seasoning. Cook them until you notice a pinky-peach color, and then remove the pan from the heat.
Step 3Place the spinach and kale mix in different bowls, and add some chopped cucumber. Also, add some chopped avocado and lime juice to the mixture. Now chop up the shrimp and add it to the mixture.
Step 4Put the entire mixture in a blender and blend until you attain a smooth dressing. Serve and enjoy!

Salmon with Creamy Spinach and Hollandaise Sauce

The first time I prepared this dish, I had my sister’s kids over for dinner. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if they’d like it. I was waiting for their typical “oh gross!” response. Boy, was I wrong! They even asked for more.


  • 1 little salmon or trout fillet (4.4 oz)
  • 1/2 large packet of frozen or fresh spinach (4.4 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut milk or heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee, extra virgin olive oil, or coconut oil
  • 1 serving of Hollandaise sauce
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Some salt
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Step 1Preheat the oven to about 400oF. Put the salmon in a baking tray and sprinkle with half of the ghee, extra virgin olive oil, or coconut oil. Add some pepper and salt, place in the oven, and cook for about 20 minutes.
Step 2Meanwhile, prep the creamy spinach by washing it and placing it in a salad spinner to remove excess water (you could also pat it dry with a paper towel).
Step 3Grease a frying pan with the other half of the ghee, olive oil, or coconut oil, and then heat it over medium heat. Add the spinach and cook for around 5 minutes while stirring. Don’t forget to season with salt.
Step 4Add the coconut milk or heavy whipping cream.
Step 5Take the mixture off the heat and set it aside. Meanwhile, prep the Hollandaise sauce.
Step 6Remove the baking tray with the salmon from the oven and set it aside for about 5 minutes.
Step 7Place the spinach on a serving plate; top it with the baked salmon. Pour the mixture over the Hollandaise sauce and serve.

Chipotle Fish Tacos

Why purchase fish tacos when you can easily make them at home? The best thing is, you can use any kind of white fish. Take whatever is on sale.

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  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 chopped yellow onion
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 oz chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • Haddock fillets (1 pound)
  • 4 tortillas (low carbohydrates)
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Step 1Fry the onions in a saucepan over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat a bit and add the garlic and jalapeño, and let them cook for an additional 3 minutes while stirring. Add the adobo sauce.
Step 2Also, add the mayo, haddock fillets, and butter. Swirl everything and let it cook for about 7 minutes.
Step 3Fry the tortillas in a pan over high heat for about 3 minutes to make some taco shells. Cool them in your preferred shape, fill them with the fish delicacy, and serve.

Tasty Shrimp Pasta

What would a list of delicious kid-friendly seafood recipes be without a recipe for some tasty shrimp pasta? The miracle noodles, aka Shirataki Noodles, are always a hit with the kids. I recommend using zero-carb noodles to keep your kids healthy.


  • Miracle Noodle Angel Hair (1 bag)
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 lemon
  • Raw shrimp (1 pound)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • Some salt and pepper
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Step 1Boil some clean miracle noodles for 3 minutes.
Step 2Place them in a dry hot skillet over medium heat to make the excess water evaporate.
Step 3In the same skillet, add some olive oil and butter and heat them a bit. Add some crushed garlic and cook until fragrant.
Step 4Add some shrimp and sliced lemon, and cook for an extra 2 minutes.
Step 5Now add the noodles and seasoning.
Step 6Serve and enjoy!

Wrapping Up the 6 Delicious Kid Friendly Seafood Recipes

There you have it, my friends. Though my kids love all these recipes, their taste buds seem to have a great affinity for spicy shrimp and avocado served with Tahini dressing. I’m not sure if it’s the avocado adding an extra flavor to the dish or the sweet aroma produced. Surprisingly, neither do they. Maybe your kids will figure the whole thing out.

I can’t wait to hear the lovely tales of how your kids went from hating seafood to asking for more – and yes, I know they will!

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