4 best seafood dishes for halloween dinner party

Halloween is a time to celebrate spooky things but also a time to enjoy delicious seafood dishes. If you are looking for seafood dishes perfect for your Halloween party, try out our delicious seafood recipes. 

In this blog, we will present four seafood dishes that are perfect for a dinner party. These dishes are not only delicious and easy to prepare, but they also add a touch of fun to the occasion. Whether you have a taste for shrimp, salmon, or any other type of seafood, we've got you covered.

4 Delicious Halloween Seafood Recipes

Mummy Jalapeno Sockeye Salmon Poppers

Mummy Jalapeno Salmon Poppers

Jalapeno Popper Mummies make an ideal appetizer for your Halloween gathering, adding a spooky touch to the occasion! This Halloween Mummy Jalapeno Poppers sound like a delicious and creative dish! Here's a simple recipe for making them:

Ingredients for Mummy Jalapeño Poppers:

  • 1 pound of sockeye salmon fillets
  • 6-8 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeds removed
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Cooking spray or olive oil for brushing
  • Toothpicks
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the diced salmon, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, diced red onion, minced garlic, lemon juice, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix everything together until well combined.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Fill each jalapeño half with the salmon mixture. Be generous with the filling, but make sure not to overfill, as it can spill out during baking.
  4. Once all the jalapeño halves are filled, secure each popper with a toothpick to keep them closed.
  5. Place the stuffed jalapeño poppers on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Lightly brush or spray the poppers with cooking spray or a little olive oil to help them brown in the oven.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and the poppers are golden and slightly crispy on the outside.
  8. Once done, remove the poppers from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Grilled Lobster Claws

Grilled lobster claws

Grilled lobster claws are a delicious seafood dish that showcases the sweet and tender meat of lobster. Grilling lobster claws is a relatively simple process that enhances the natural flavors of the lobster while adding a smoky and slightly charred taste. Here's a basic recipe for grilled lobster claws:


  • 1 pound of Lobster Claws Meat (depending on the number of servings)
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon wedges
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: garlic butter or herb butter for dipping


  1. Thaw the lobster claws if they are frozen. To do this, place them in the refrigerator overnight or immerse them in cold water until they are fully thawed.
  2. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 350-400°F or 175-200°C). Make sure to clean and oil the grill grates to prevent sticking.
  3. While the grill is heating up, brush the lobster claws with olive oil to prevent them from sticking to the grill. You can season them with a pinch of salt and pepper as well.
  4. Place the lobster claws on the grill, shell side down. Close the grill lid and cook for about 4-6 minutes. This will allow the claws to cook through and develop grill marks on the shell.
  5. Flip the lobster claws over using tongs and continue grilling for an additional 4-6 minutes with the flesh side down. This will give the meat a nice smoky flavor and a slightly charred appearance.
  6. Keep a close eye on the lobster claws to prevent overcooking, as lobster meat can become tough and rubbery if cooked for too long. The meat is done when it turns opaque and reaches an internal temperature of 135-140°F (57-60°C).
  7. Remove the grilled lobster claws from the grill and serve immediately with lemon wedges for squeezing over the meat. You can also serve them with melted garlic butter or herb butter for dipping, which complements the lobster's natural sweetness.
  8. Enjoy your grilled lobster claws while they are still hot and flavorful!

Grilled lobster claws make for an impressive and tasty seafood dish perfect for special occasions or a gourmet meal at home.

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, or "Coctel de Camarones," is a refreshing and flavorful seafood appetizer or light meal popular in Mexican cuisine. It combines cooked shrimp, vegetables, and a tangy tomato-based cocktail sauce. Here's a basic recipe to make Mexican Shrimp Cocktail:


For the Cocktail Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Clamato juice (or tomato juice if unavailable)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (such as Tabasco), adjust to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Shrimp: 

  • 1 pound super colossal shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Optional Garnishes:

  • Lime wedges
  • Jalapeño slices
  • Tortilla chips


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot and add a pinch of salt. Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes or until they turn pink. Avoid overcooking, as it can make the shrimp tough. Drain and let the shrimp cool.
  2. Once the shrimp have cooled, you can optionally chop them into bite-sized pieces or leave them whole, depending on your preference.
  3. In a large bowl, prepare the cocktail sauce by combining the tomato ketchup, Clamato juice, lime juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, chopped red onion, cucumber, and chopped cilantro. Stir well to combine.
  4. Add the cooked and cooled shrimp to the cocktail sauce mixture. Gently fold them in to coat the shrimp with the sauce—season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. Refrigerate the shrimp cocktail for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and the dish to chill.
  6. Dice the avocado before serving and fold it into the cocktail mixture. Be gentle to avoid mashing the avocado.
  7. Serve the Mexican Shrimp Cocktail in individual glasses or bowls. Garnish with additional chopped cilantro, lime wedges, and sliced jalapeños if desired. You can also serve it with tortilla chips on the side.

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is a delightful blend of savory, spicy, and tangy flavors, making it a perfect appetizer for parties or a refreshing meal on a hot day. Adjust the level of spiciness and ingredients to suit your taste preferences.

Salmon Croquettes

Salmon Croquettes

Salmon croquettes, also known as salmon patties, are a delicious and easy-to-make dish that typically consists of canned salmon mixed with various ingredients, formed into patties, and then fried until golden brown. Here's a basic recipe to make salmon croquettes:


  • 1 pound trifecta salmon, drained and bones removed 
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (plus extra for coating) 
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon 
  • Old Bay seasoning (or to taste) 
  • Salt and pepper to taste Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Drain the canned salmon and remove any bones and skin. Use a fork to break up the salmon into smaller pieces in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the finely chopped onion, celery, parsley, and breadcrumbs to the bowl with the salmon.
  3. Whisk together the egg, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, Old Bay seasoning, salt, and pepper in a separate small bowl.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the salmon mixture and stir until well combined. If the mix is too wet, add more breadcrumbs; if it's too dry, add a little more mayonnaise.
  5. Shape the mixture into small patties, about 3-4 inches in diameter, and coat each cake with additional breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, carefully place the salmon patties in the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy.
  7. Once the salmon croquettes are cooked, transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  8. Serve the salmon croquettes hot, optionally with a side of tartar sauce, lemon wedges, or a fresh salad.

Salmon croquettes make a tasty and budget-friendly meal. You can customize the recipe by adding herbs, spices, or other ingredients to suit your taste.

In Conclusion

These four seafood dishes will make your Halloween party a memorable and delicious experience. Whether you're hosting a spooky soirée or simply want to infuse your festivities with a maritime mystique, these dishes offer the perfect combination of flavors, creativity, and a hint of the eerie. From the enticingly flavorful Maine lobster roll to the irresistibly haunting Mummy Jalapeno Sockeye Salmon Poppers, these Halloween meals for the party cater to all tastes and dietary preferences. So indulge your guests with a seafood feast that is wonderful and delicious.
4 Best Seafood Dishes for Halloween Dinner Party
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