Seafood Party Appetizers

Adding seafood to your menu is an easy way to elevate any appetizer lineup, as seafood adds an unexpected wealth of flavors. These maritime munchies bring a wave of flavors from the sea right to your kitchen. We’ve put together a few of our most popular seafood appetizers, and the best part is, when you start with SeaPak, you don’t have to do too much prep work.

Mango Habanero Popcorn Shrimp

Habaneros, fresh mangoes, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, and onion make a sweet, peppery sauce in this fiery shrimp dish. Toss in a box of Popcorn Shrimp, and you have a wild little appetizer that will dazzle your guests. Serve the Mango Habanero Popcorn Shrimp with limes and toothpicks, or just let people scoop them onto a plate.

BBQ Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

These delicious BBQ Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers are cooked on the grill, so they’re the perfect recipe for a summer barbecue. With succulent Shrimp Scampi, bold jalapeño peppers, and sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in a crispy bacon veil, they’re delicious dipped in ranch or raspberry jam.

Firecracker Clam Strips

Firecracker Clam Strips are coated in a sweet, tangy, Thai-inspired fire sauce. Prep the sauce as spicy or mild as you’d like by adjusting the amount of sriracha. If you’re having a fancy affair, serve them in petite bowls or mini-pots. If the gathering is casual, toss everything onto a serving platter and party down.

Buffalo Clam Sliders

This recipe is for a whole Buffalo Clam Sandwich, but never fear: this clam-wich makes an excellent slider. The ocean-fresh taste of clams, apple slaw, and bold buffalo sauce packs a punch of flavor in every crunchy bite. Grab some hamburger buns or sweet Hawaiian rolls and assemble them however your heart desires.

Salmon Burger Summer Rolls

Salmon Burger Summer Rolls are a scrumptious fusion of flavors that will transport you to a sun-drenched island with every bite. Vibrant mango, red pepper, and cucumbers complement the rich, flaky, tender salmon. The best part is, they only seem complicated to prepare: our wild-caught Alaskan pink Salmon Burgers are seasoned perfectly, so all you have to do is pop them in the oven or on the grill.

Salmon Burger Lime and Avocado Salad

Chunks of wild-caught Alaskan pink salmon and ever-so-smooth avocado come together to create a crisp, simple salad. A generous squeeze of fresh lime adds a zesty burst of citrus to every summery bite. A sprinkle of cilantro and chunky tomatoes provide a nice veggie base. This Salmon Burger Lime and Avocado Salad makes a great addition to a party full of heavier appetizers and adds vibrant color to the spread.

Salmon Orzo Salad

This Salmon Orzo Salad is as pretty as it is flavorful. The star of this salad is succulent wild-caught Alaskan pink salmon, seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices, and either grilled or baked to moist, flaky perfection. Orzo pasta, minced dill, green onions, and lemon serve as a fragrant base, while crumbled feta cheese hints at the Mediterranean coastline. It’s a lot more vibrant and a lot less boring than the usual cold, vinegary, macaroni salad.

Clam Strips

SeaPak Clam Strips aren’t technically a recipe because you don’t have any additional ingredients to deal with. Still, they’re crispy, delightful little oceanic treats. Tender, whole Atlantic surf clams are fried golden and crunchy. Toss them in the oven and serve them with our Tomato Romano Sauce (ooo, it’s included)!

Popcorn Shrimp Flatbread Pizza

Something about flatbread with seafood on it feels fancy. We love this crispy, flavorful flatbread pizza topped with crispy Popcorn Shrimp. To serve it as an appetizer, cut the flatbread into small squares and serve it with a side of lemons. It takes about 10 minutes to prep, and it’s smothered in ricotta and mozzarella, which means it won’t last long. Maybe you should make two.

Sriracha Honey Sweet Chili Popcorn Shrimp

Five minutes of prep time and just seven ingredients make one spicy lil’ dish. While Sriracha Honey Sweet Chili Popcorn Shrimp can technically be a main dish if served over a bed of rice or veggies, a few toothpicks turn these tender, fiery shrimp into a seafood party appetizer people can still eat while mingling. The dipping sauce is baked in, so there is no need for an extra hand.

Popcorn Shrimp Deviled Eggs

Every bite of our Popcorn Shrimp Deviled Eggs is sinfully delicious, thanks to the crunchy Popcorn Shrimp on top of each egg. Follow our classic Deviled Egg recipe (which calls for mayo, Dijon mustard, hot sauce, and chives), or use your favorite recipe. If you want to mix it up, add crumbled bacon, capers, or dill. The secret is to serve while the shrimp is still hot and crispy!

Buffalo Shrimp Nachos

Buffalo Shrimp Nachos are an innovative twist on two of the best appetizers on the planet: Buffalo wings, and good, old-fashioned nachos. Juicy, succulent Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp are coated in queso and hot wing sauce for a mind-blowing combination of cheesy goodness. Layer it all on a heaping platter of crunchy tortilla chips, and add some cool blue cheese dressing to tame the heat.

New England Clam Roll Sliders

A New England Clam Roll is an iconic sandwich, and it’s just as delicious (and slightly more manageable) when served as a slider. Just toss golden-fried whole Atlantic surf Clam Strips over a buttery, toasted slider bun. Top each slider with a creamy drizzle of savory homemade tartar sauce. Your guests will feel like they’re seaside, and you’ll feel like the captain of the kitchen.

Shrimp Scampi Ceviche

Ceviche is one of those beautiful, fresh, Spanish coastline appetizers that everyone finds impressive, and we have created the easiest ceviche appetizer imaginable. This Shrimp Scampi Ceviche takes just minutes to prepare. Cook your Shrimp Scampi and add cucumber, onion, lime, and lemon juice. Serve this succulent ceviche in martini glasses for an elegant seafood bite. No one will ever guess how easy this was to prep!


Calamari is a widely popular seafood appetizer around the world, and SeaPak’s frozen calamari makes prep super easy. Irresistible calamari rings are coated in a light, seasoned batter, and deep fried until they’re golden and crispy. Serve them with tartar sauce or our included delicious Tomato Romano Sauce.

Popcorn Shrimp Nachos

Popcorn Shrimp Nachos are yet another creative way to prepare nachos, and we’re here for it. This recipe calls for classic nacho ingredients: crispy white tortilla chips, sharp cheddar cheese, sliced jalapeños, tomatoes, and sour cream. It also calls for smoky barbecue sauce and plump popcorn shrimp, so prepare to be dazzled by this adventurous flavor combination. If you like spicy seafood appetizers, pick a barbecue sauce with some kick.