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Gluten-Free Seafood Appetizer Recipes

Easy gluten-free appetizer recipes add high-quality protein to GF diets


Gluten-free seafood appetizer recipes are made with simple, naturally gluten-free ingredients and most of these classic recipes are fast and easy to prepare.

If you have never tried a Ceviche recipe, you'll find 3 different versions of Ceviche, a classic marinated seafood dish, light yet high in protein and flavor.

Crab, shrimp and oyster appetizers are always popular on appetizer trays. These nutritious appetizer recipes can also be served as out-of-the-ordinary light lunch or dinner fare.

1. Gluten-Free Halibut and Shrimp Ceviche

Gluten Free Halibut and Shrimp Ceviche Image Recipe Teri Gruss
2012 © Teri Lee Gruss

Ceviche is a thoroughly delicious, naturally gluten-free seafood appetizer made with very fresh salt water fish and/or shellfish, lime juice, onions, peppers and herbs. The acids in the citrus juice "cook" the seafood.

Gluten-Free Halibut and Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

2. Oysters Rockefeller

This elegant gluten-free recipe for Oysters Rockefeller is easy to make and an impressive gluten-free appetizer for special occasions.

Recipe for Oysters Rockefeller

3. Gluten-Free Seafood Fritter Recipe with Mango Dipping Sauce

Photo 2009 © Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Crispy, deep-fried Gluten-Free Seafood Fritters with fresh, sweet and spicy flavor mango dipping sauce disappear from appetizer platters pronto. The recipe calls for lump crab but substitute shrimp or clams for an equally delicious fritter.

Recipe for Gluten-Free Seafood Fritters with Mango Dipping Sauce

4. Gluten-Free Crab Cake Recipe

Gluten-Free Crab Cake Recipe Image Teri Gruss
© 2012 Teri Lee Gruss

Make large gluten-free crab cakes to serve as a healthy entree or mini-crab cakes for out-of-the-ordinary appetizers. They're delicious!

Gluten-Free Crab Cake Recipe

5. Shrimp Ceviche with Mango & Avocado - Cebiche de Langostinos

© Marian Blazes, About.com Guide to South American Food
Ceviche (sa vee chay) is fresh, marinated seafood. It's easy to make using naturally gluten-free ingredients and it's one of my favorite foods. It's light, healthy, energizing and SO delicious! This recipe comes from our About.com Guide to South American Food, Marian Blazes.

Recipe for Ceviche

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6. Fish and Shrimp Ceviche Salad

©Peggy Trowbridge Filippone
There are many versions of Ceviche and this one, from About.com Guide to Home Cooking, Peggy Trowbridge Filippone is prepared with cod and shrimp, served on a bed of crisp lettuce. It not only makes a terrific party appetizer, it can be served as a healthy, high protein salad entree.

Recipe for Fish and Shrimp Ceviche Salad

7. Bacon Wrapped Oysters / Angels on Horseback

Coyright Holly A. Heyser
Anything wrapped in bacon tastes great. This recipe from Hank Shaw, About.com Guide to Fish and Seafood Cooking is extremely easy to make and according to Hank, a popular wedding appetizer on Long Island. Be sure to use gluten-free bacon in this popular recipe.

Recipe for Bacon Wrapped Oysters

8. Crab and Avocado Margaritas

Hass Avocado Board
Similar to Ceviche, this great-looking seafood appetizer is served in Margarita glasses, adding flair and fun to any party. This recipe comes courtesy of About.com Guide to Gourmet Food, Brett Moore.

Recipe for Crab and Avocado Margaritas

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