17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You’re Sick of Chili

17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You’re Sick of Chili
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I know, I know: Slow-cooker seafood recipes aren’t the most intuitive thing. When you think of slow-cookers, you probably think of tough cuts of meat (and maybe big pools of melted cheese), but not delicate fish fillets. The thing is, though, is that it’s possible to use a lower setting on your slow-cooker to cook things more gently, as is usually appropriate with seafood.

Many of the slow-cooker seafood recipes below are soups or stews, which makes sense given the cooking method. But, there are also a few that call for cooking straight-up fillets in the slow-cooker, which is fun and really versatile.

If you’re a fan of shrimp, there’s gumbo, a shrimp boil, and even shrimp and grits. If you’re more into salmon, there are a few recipes that rival baked salmon. If you’re more into white fish, there are plenty of curries and stews that use that, too. No matter which of the slow-cooker seafood recipes you choose, you’re bound to find a new recipe to add to your regular rotation.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Vietnamese-Style Caramelized Fish With Ginger

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1. Vietnamese-Style Caramelized Fish With Ginger

This Asian-inspired fish is gorgeous straight out of the slow-cooker.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Salmon

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2. Salmon

Not sure what to make for dinner? Throw a whole side of salmon in the slow-cooker.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Salmon With Lemon Cream Sauce

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3. Salmon With Lemon Cream Sauce

Serve this salmon over rice, so that all that extra cream sauce doesn’t go to waste.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Moqueca Brazilian Fish Stew

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4. Moqueca Brazilian Fish Stew

This coconut-tomato fish stew is packed with vegetables and super filling.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Shrimp Boil

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5. Shrimp Boil

No need to dirty a huge pot when you can make a simple shrimp boil in the slow-cooker instead.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Shrimp and Crab Bisque

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6. Shrimp and Crab Bisque

You’ll be happy you made enough of this shrimp and crab bisque for leftovers.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Shrimp and Grits

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7. Shrimp and Grits

Classic shrimp and grits, now available as a slow-cooker recipe.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Coconut Sea Bass Curry

Williams Sonoma.

8. Coconut Sea Bass Curry

This sea bass curry might replace takeout in your house.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Moroccan Fish Tagine

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9. Moroccan Fish Tagine

A tagine is technically the type of pot that you cook stew in, but we’ll let that slide for this tasty Moroccan stew.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Fish Tacos With Sweet Potatoes

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10. Fish Tacos With Sweet Potatoes

Next Taco Tuesday, give chicken and beef a rest and try these fish tacos instead.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Cioppino

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11. Cioppino

This zesty, tomato-based fish stew is great with a big hunk of baguette.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Crab and Artichoke Dip

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12. Crab and Artichoke Dip

What, you weren’t expecting to find a dip here? I’d never let that happen.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Shrimp Scampi

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13. Shrimp Scampi

On pasta night, let you slow-cooker make you some shrimp scampi.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Seafood Chowder

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14. Seafood Chowder

You’ll definitely need oyster crackers for this rich seafood chowder.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Louisiana-Style Shrimp

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15. Louisiana-Style Shrimp

You won’t be able to get enough of this butter-drenched Cajun-style shrimp.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Coconut Lime Shrimp Chowder

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16. Coconut Lime Shrimp Chowder

If you don’t like traditional chowder, try this fancied-up version made with a coconut-lime broth.

STYLECASTER | 17 Slow-Cooker Seafood Recipes for When You're Sick of Chili | Gumbo

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17. Gumbo

Sausage and shrimp get along swimmingly in classic gumbo.

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