3 Surprisingly Easy No-Cook Seafood Dishes to Try
Ever have one of those days when you can’t muster the energy to preheat the oven, much less fire up the grill? Whether it’s due to hot, sticky weather, a long day at the office, or simply wanting to shake things up, “uncooking” dinner is sometimes just the ticket.
It's important to remember that, even with seafood labeled as sushi grade, eating raw fish is always more of a risk than eating cooked fish. For the best possible raw seafood experience, make sure you're choosing the best quality fish. For a more comprehensive list of seafood that’s safe to eat raw, check out this blog post.
Ahead, we’re rounding up three surprisingly easy seafood dinners that won’t keep you in the kitchen for hours.
Spot Prawn Ceviche
With warmer weather looming just around the corner, it’s about time to perfect your recipe for chilled ceviche. The most important element in this concoction is using responsibly and sustainably sourced spot prawns. Quality truly does win over quantity in this equation!
This recipe for Spot Prawn Ceviche is a great place to start. Essentially, this ceviche involves cutting up cucumbers, onion, bell peppers, and jalapeno, and then mixing with lime juices, olive oil, honey, and coconut milk. No cooking required, just some chopping and assembly. Pair this with a crisp, light wine for a delicious meal in no time!
Marinated in a combination of citrus and olive oil, this succulent Salmon Crudo recipe works well as a shared appetizer. The acid in the citrus “cooks” the salmon, making it safe to eat.
In this recipe, the preparation couldn’t be more simple. Create a simple marinade out of citrus juices, cover the fish with plastic wrap, then place in the fridge for no longer than 30 minutes.
*Note: Freezing fish before serving will kill almost anything that might make you sick. Any order of fish from us will arrive flash-frozen.
Say yes to Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon.
Alaskan King Crab Legs
When our Alaskan King Crab arrives at your doorstep, it’s already been cooked to perfection, glazed for protection and flash-frozen for quality. Although *technically* preparing your Alaskan King Crab legs requires a tiny bit of cooking (if you count turning on the stove as cooking!), it’s so incredibly easy that it’s earned a place on this list.
After unpacking your king crab legs, place them in your fridge to thaw overnight for 8-12 hours. For a fast preparation, simply bring a large pot half-full of cold water up to a boil, adding salt or whatever seasonings you like.
When the water begins to boil, add the king crab legs and reduce the heat to medium. Allow them to simmer for about six minutes, and then take them out and allow them to drain before plating. Melt a puddle of butter for dunking and call this dinner done!
You can read about four popular, equally easy methods of preparation here.
Again, your safety and health largely depend on the type of seafood you buy. Only opt for wild-caught, sustainable seafood, and look for the designation of "sushi grade" on your fish before you make the decision to eat it fully raw.