Slow Cooker Fish and Seafood Recipes

Fish Chowders, Shrimp Creole, Tuna Recipes, Salmon, and More

Manhattan Style Clam Chowder
Manhattan-Style Clam Chowder. Diana Rattray

You might not think of fish or seafood when you think about dishes to cook in your slow cooker, but there are plenty of excellent options. Because long, slow cooking will toughen fish and shrimp, they are usually added during the last 15 minutes to 1 hour of cooking time. The shrimp is added to the chicken and sausage gumbo the last 20 minutes.  In general, check fish and seafood for doneness with a fork after about 15 minutes.

Shrimp should be tender and opaque and fish should flake easily with a fork. 

Surprisingly, the slow cooker is an excellent salmon poacher. Line the slow cooker with foil or parchment paper. Cover about 1 or 2 pounds of salmon fillets with lemon slices, herbs, and your favorite seasonings.  Place them in the slow cooker and add a cup of wine, water, or broth to the pot. Cover and cook on low for 1 to 2 hours. Check the salmon with a fork after about 1 hour and about every 15 minutes after that. It should flake nicely and will be about 145 F on an instant-read thermometer when done.

Unless you are following a specific recipe, delicate fish such as tilapia, sole, and flounder should be avoided.

Fish Recipes

  • Slow Cooker White Beans With Tuna This preparation makes a tasty meal with rice, or chill the beans and add the tuna and tomatoes for a delicious tuna and bean salad.
  • Slow Cooker Citrus Fish Orange, lemon, and parsley flavor this easy fish dish. Make the dish with salmon or other sturdy fish fillets. Haddock, halibut, and other thick fillets are good choices.

Recipes With Shrimp

  • Crock-Pot Shrimp Creole Serve shrimp Creole with hot cooked rice or pasta. The combination of vegetables, tomatoes, and shrimp is classic New Orleans fare.

Soup and Stew Recipes

See Also

Slow Cooker Recipes Index

Top 45 Slow Cooker Recipes

Top Crock-Pots and Slow Cookers