Work-from-Home Seafood Lunch Ideas
Is your culinary creativity sapped? After months of working from home, many people are tired of their usual mealtime standbys. The last thing most of us want to worry about in the middle of our day is what we’re making for lunch. That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite quick and delicious seafood lunch ideas.
Seafood is the perfect brain-food to keep your mind sharp throughout the workday. It’s rich in brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids, lean protein, and other essential nutrients. Since fish and shellfish are lower in calories and saturated fats than other meats, seafood meals are ideal for desk-bound days.
We’ve selected our favorite soups, salads, and sandwich recipes that are easy to make at home. You can prep these meals the night before or toss the ingredients together during your lunch break.
Thai Shrimp Soup (Tom Kha)
Tom Kha is a fragrant Thai soup with a creamy broth. You can make this soup in less than 30 minutes, and it tastes even better the day after you’ve cooked it. It’s an excellent use for your Instant Pot. You’ll find the recipe on Instant Pot’s blog.
If you love a hearty chowder that’s full of tasty bites of meat, try this seafood soup! It’s filled with chunks of salmon, shrimp, and loads of chopped veggies. You can make a large pot and eat it for days. You’ll find the recipe at TasteofHome.com.
Creamy Roasted Sweet Pepper Crab Bisque
This bisque melds together the flavor of sweet peppers and corn with buttery bites of crabmeat. You can roast the pepper while you work and whip up the bisque in just a few minutes on your lunch break or make it the night before. You’ll find this delectable recipe on SprinkleandSeaSalt.com.
Skinny Lemon Garlic Shrimp Caesar Salad
If you are tired of plain Caesar salad, toss in grilled shrimp, avocado, and softboiled eggs! This protein-packed salad from Café Deletes is filled with brain fuel. Check out the recipe!
White Bean Tuna Salad
Want to keep afternoon cravings away? Try out this white bean tuna salad! It’s packed with satisfying tastes and textures to keep you full till dinner. You’ll find the recipe on Sweet and Savoury Pursuits’ blog.
Grilled Salmon Cobb with “Green Goddess” Buttermilk Dressing
This recipe is perfect for leftover salmon! Lay the salmon on a bed of brightly colored vegetables, and tie the flavors together with creamy Green Goddess dressing. Try Drawn and Buttered’s salmon salad recipe!
Crispy Fried-Fish Sandwich
If you often work while you eat, there is no better option than a sandwich. This crispy fish sandwich will be your new favorite if you’re looking for some comfort food. The fish is breaded in panko breadcrumbs and Ritz crackers. Dude that Cookz’ recipe recommends serving on a pretzel bun with homemade tartar sauce.
Cheesy Crab Melt
This cheesy crab melt is a delicious alternative to a classic tuna melt. It only takes minutes to make this open-face sandwich. Savory Experiments’ recipe combines artichokes, tomato, parmesan, and crab.
Bay-Scallop Po’ Boy with Spicy Mayo
If you love a classic Po’ Boy, give this alternative a try! Cooking scallops is as fast and simple as cooking shrimp. You will fall in love with the spicy mayo in Martha Stewart’s recipe.
You’ll find the largest selection of fresh seafood for your lunch menu at City Fish Market! We were named the best fish market by Connecticut magazine.
Do you have a seafood lunch favorite that’s not on our list? Share it with us in the comments!