October is National Seafood month, so it’s the perfect time to incorporate more seafood into your diet. People all over the world have enjoyed seafood for centuries, and this month is a great opportunity to explore a variety of flavors and recipes from around the world. From fish curry in South Africa to spicy squid salad in Thailand, go on a culinary adventure from the comfort of your own kitchen! 

South Africa

South African Fish Curry from Yummy Tummy

From the website: “This is a delicious south african fish curry recipe. It is flaky fish cooked in a coconut milk sauce. Delicious and mild and taste just amazing. I served it with fragrant turmeric rice and it was yum.”

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Spain

Spanish Paella from Tastes Better From Scratch

From the website: “I learned to make it in Spain, from the woman I lived with for several months while attending school in Madrid. She was an incredible cook and I wrote down her basic instructions for paella, in my notebook. I have since tested the recipe many times on my own to perfect the exact ingredient amounts and method for making it in my U.S. kitchen.”

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Peru

Peruvian Steamed Mussels from My Mommy Manual 

From the website: Salty, sweet, delicate, and delicious Choros a la Chalaca from Peru. On first looks, this recipe might look complicated. But let me assure you it’s a relatively easy recipe. Steamed mussels with a vegetable relish of typical Peruvian cuisine ingredients including corn, tomato, and cilantro.

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Great Britain 

Baked Scallops in Chipotle Butter from Food and Travel

From the website: “You can also cook these on the barbecue by placing the shells straight onto the grill and turning the scallops over in their shells after a few minutes of cooking.”

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Indonesia

Bali Spicy Grilled Fish from Food Lust People Love

From the website: “Best enjoyed in a fresh island breeze that carries the smoky grilled smell to your table, followed quickly on by the charred sweet and spicy fish itself, this dish brings me right back to Bali, Island of the Gods.”

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Singapore

Singaporean Chili Crab from Nyonya Cooking

From the website: “The best chilli crabs with thick savory sauce just like those served at hawker stalls in Singapore is rather easy to prepare at home. This flavorful dish is popular to the locals in Malaysia too.”

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Thailand

Spicy Thai Squid Salad from Cooking with Lane

From the website: “This is my family’s favorite spicy Thai squid salad recipe that is absolutely delicious. If you are wanting a salad that is tangy, sweet and with a bit of heat, this salad is absolutely for you.”

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China

The Sea Cucumber Soup from Adventure in a Box

From the website: “The sea cucumber soup is a traditional local famous dish in Fujian Province, which belongs to Fujian cuisine.”

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Italy

Authentic Seafood Risotto from Our Sweet Adventures

From the website: “Risotto is one of my FAVORITE dishes of all time! During our time in Italy, I tried to order risotto as much as possible. From the classic Milanese risotto in Milan to a fantastic seafood risotto in Gatteo a Mare. Moreover, if I was not ordering risotto, I was making it!”

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Nigeria

Seafood Okra Soup from All Nigerian Recipes

From the website: “This delicious Okra Soup is great everyone including those on a keto diet.”

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Kirsten Clark is a high school English and Social Studies teacher, a reader, a runner, a writer, a lover of good food, and most importantly, a new mom. Kirsten lives in Vermilion, Alberta with her husband, and since welcoming a baby boy last December, she is embracing the new adventure of motherhood with all of its ups and downs. She occasionally blogs at shelooksforadventure.com, and posts regularly on Instagram @kirstenlanae. Find her on Twitter also.

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