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Quick Dinners with Frozen Seafood Entrées

After logging off my computer at the end of the workday, it's usually a mad dash with a toddler at my toes until bedtime. I'm always looking for ways to save time and money on weeknight dinners without sacrificing quality and flavor. Our new frozen prepared seafood entrées fit the bill perfectly. No recipe (or skill) needed! You simply thaw the pre-marinated, seasoned or stuffed seafood (either overnight or while you are away during the day), cook and served with your favorite side. Vacuum packed to ensure the height of freshness and to lock in flavor, options range from swordfish and salmon to crab cakes and cod. Frozen seafood means year-round availability of your seasonal favorites too. As always, our farmed seafood is raised responsibly, and we offer seafood choices from fisheries that are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). This way, you can feed your family fish that's a healthy environmental choice, not to mention competitively priced, convenient and flavorful. Bring some serenity to your weeknight routine without breaking the bank with these frozen prepared seafood options, available in all of our US stores: Stuffed sole Monterey ($4.49 each for 6 oz. portion)

Stuffed with spinach and feta, this sole is lovely alongside this recipe for Warm Orzo Salad with Broccoli and Tomatoes.

MSC-certified crab cakes ($5.99 each for 6 oz. portion)

Pair with a butter leaf lettuce salad dressed with a garlicky-lemon dressing.

Stuffed salmon pinwheels with spinach and feta ($5.99 each for 6 oz. portion)

Win over kids and adults alike by baking these fun-to-eat pinwheels alongside steamed green beans.

Shrimp teriyaki ($9.99/lb.)

Toss into a stir-fry and serve over brown rice.

MSC-certified stuffed true cod with bay shrimp and crab ($4.99 each for 6 oz. portion)

Bake and serve alongside this recipe for Herbed New Potatoes.

Swordfish steaks with Mediterranean-herb marinade ($10.99/lb.)

Cube and grill as kabobs with cherry tomatoes and red onions.

Sockeye salmon with red miso marinade ($10.99/lb.)

Sear and serve on top a bowl of udon noodles with veggies, like in this recipe for Salmon with Soy-Ginger Noodles.

Mini-MSC-certified crab and shrimp bites ($4.99 each for 6 oz. portion)

Elevate your Caesar Salad with Parmigiano Reggiano by topping it with these sautéed mini-seafood bites.

For cooks with more time (sadly, not me), we also carry unseasoned frozen Pacific true cod ($7.99/lb.), Atlantic flounder fillets($8.99/lb.), sockeye salmon ($10.99/lb.), Atlantic salmon ($11.99/lb.) and tilapia fillets ($2.99 each for 6 oz. portion), among others. Check our recipe pages for seafood inspiration. After stocking your freezer with these convenient tasty entrées, which will you try first?