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14 seafood recipes that are perfect for cold nights

Warm your bellies with our most cosy seafood recipes. From creamy chowders to crispy pies, these dishes are just what you need on a chilly evening - especially when served with a freshly baked loaf of bread.

By Harriet Keown
For more warming winter recipes, check out our collection of quick and easy winter meals. Because no one should be stuck in the kitchen when they could be snuggled up by the fire!
  • 1

    Smoky tomato seafood soup

    This smoky tomato seafood soup is a deliciously comforting meal that is perfectly rich and hearty and great served with crusty bread for mopping up the incredible juices.


  • 2

    Golden-topped seafood bake

    White fish, scallops, mussels and salmon all feature in this delicious seafood bake by Nici Wickes, which is topped with golden breadcrumbs and parsley

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  • 3

    Best seafood chowder

    Nici Wickes' seafood chowder recipe is easy to make and doesn’t cost the earth, so chow down on some chowder this week. Serve with plenty of crusty bread slathered with butter for a real winter winner

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 4

    Creamy seafood marinara pie with mashed potato topping

    This creamy marinara pie recipe creates the ultimate comforting meal. Bound in a creamy sauce and topped with a cheesy mashed potato topping, this dish is sure to be a hit with the whole family

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

  • 5

    One-pot Louisiana chicken and seafood stew

    Get a taste of the south with this delicious, spicy Louisiana chicken and seafood stew. The best part about this recipe? All you need is one pot to create this flavour-packed dish

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  • 6

    Fish pie with kūmara topping

    Poached fish is mixed into a creamy white sauce and covered in a cheesy kūmara topping in this fish pie recipe, taking the family favourite to new heights. It's so simple to pull together and will always be a crowd-pleaser!


  • 7

    Fish and leek pie with caper parsley peas

    This is a big family-style pie, but it can easily be pared back to suit one or two. It's a scrumptious way to add some fish to your weekly menu, and the pairing with caper parsley peas makes a well-rounded meal.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 8

    Quick and simple creamy seafood chowder soup

    Nadia Lim's seafood chowder recipe is an absolute must-try. Packed with prawns, shellfish and with the comforting flavours of smoked fish, this creamy soup is simply delicious served with crusty bread on a cold day


  • 9

    Spiced seafood coconut curry

    It's hard to believe this seafood coconut curry only takes 20 minutes to make! Bursting with authentic flavour from fresh and ground herbs, plus delicious clams, prawns and white fish, this is a perfect midweek dinner.

    New Zealand Taste|

  • 10

    Easy seafood mornay

    Nici uses crème fraîche to save making a roux for this seafood mornay, and the result is rich and creamy, making for a great way to send the taste buds soaring at the beginning of a feast.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 11

    Prawn and fish curry

    Served with steamed rice, this prawn and fish curry recipe is perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Each serving of this warming meal works out to just $4.02!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

  • 12

    Blue cod with green curry cream and coconut rice

    Coconut rice matches perfectly with this delicious green curry, which is filled with fresh seafood and authentic flavours. Quick and easy, it's an ideal dinner for those cooler nights!


  • 13

    Smoked fish, corn and rice one-pot meal

    Take the hassle out of dinner time and dishes with this one-pot meal. Smoked fish, corn and rice combine to create a hearty, delicately flavoured dish that's perfect served on chilly nights

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

  • 14

    Spanish fish casserole

    Create this flavour-packed Spanish casserole in no time at all with this tasty recipe. This is a great way to get your family eating more fish, too, as they'll love the fragrant sauce it's served in.

    Woman's Day|