Seafood Enchiladas

Baking dish of seafood enchiladas

Seafood Enchiladas are the perfect way to celebrate Seafood Month, which is happening all of this month of October. This post is sponsored by the Marine Stewardship Council. As always, all opinions are my own.

Baking dish of seafood enchiladas

What is Seafood Month?

Originally, Seafood Month was a celebration throughout the month of October, created by the seafood industry to promote consumption of seafood. Now, however, Seafood Month is about highlighting how easy it is to enjoy seafood that’s good for you and the oceans, too.

The Marine Stewardship Council is a global, non profit organization. It’s mission is to encourage fisheries aroung the world to meet their globally recognized standard for seafood sustainablity, and educate consumers about the benefits of choosing wild, certified sustainable seafood for the health of our oceans., so that we can continue to enjoy seafood into the future.

About the Marine Stewardship Council

The MSC works with scientists, conservation groups, as well as the seafood industry, to establish a standard for sustainability that is the most recognized in the world.  Fisheries and companies that meet the MSC Standard, can use the MSC blue fish label on seafood product packaging to show consumers that their seafood comes from a well-managed, sustainable source that works hard to guard & protect the marine environment to keep our oceans healthy. To find out more, visit the MSC website.

Two seafood enchiladas on a black plate beside a pan of seafood enchiladas

Why Choose Sustainable Seafood?

Did you know that seafood is our only remaining source of food that is truly wild? All of us place value on that, and know the importance of preserving it. In addition, some other great reasons to choose sustainable seafood:

  • It’s delicious
  • Good for you
  • A great source of protein
  • Available in a wide range of prices, from frugal to extravagant
  • You can find MSC certified sustainable seafood products locally, from fresh, frozen, canned, or packaged, and even pet food.
  • Purchasing certified sustainable seafood may seem like a small thing, but the environmental impact is great
  • MSC certified sustainable seafood is food you can feel good about eating and feeding to your family

Black plate with two seafood enchiladas and a white napkin & silver fork

How Do I Know I’m Purchasing Certified Sustainable Seafood?

Know that you are supporting healthy oceans by choosing products which have the blue MSC label. This labels assures you that the seafood you purchase is wild, traceable from ocean to plate, and sustainable.

Marine Stewardship Council Blue Label

About Seafood Enchiladas

A big pan of enchiladas is always a family favourite and a perfect comfort meal. These seafood enchiladas are a delicious take on that. I am using scallops and shrimp in this recipe, both of which are not only nutritious, but also delicious.

 

Nutrition Info For Scallops

Scallops are highly nutritious and are low in calories but very high in protein. In addition, scallops are great sources of vitamin B12, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, and trace minerals.

Nutrition Info for Shrimp

Similar to Scallops, wild caught shrimp are very nutritious. Also low in calories, high in protein and a good source of vitamin B12, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, iron, and minerals. Shrimp is also a  significant source of selenium.

More Seafood Recipes

When purchasing seafood, I always look for the MSC blue fish label and choose sustainable. Check out more seafood recipes like these:

Pan Seared Scallops in Chardonnay Butter Sauce

Spanish Fish Stew

Lemon Garlic Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Asian Salmon Kebabs

How To Make Seafood Enchiladas

5 from 30 votes
Baking dish of seafood enchiladas
Seafood Enchiladas
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Seafood Enchiladas with shrimp & scallops in a creamy sauce are rolled up in corn tortillas and smothered in melty cheese.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: corn tortillas, gluten free, quick & easy, scallops, shrimp
Servings: 6
Calories: 379 kcal
Author: Colleen
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 lb scallops quartered
  • 1/2 lb cooked salad shrimp
  • 8 oz cream cheese cubed
  • 1 cup Monterrey jack cheese shredded
  • 12 small corn tortillas
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°

  2. Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat

  4. Add onion and garlic and cook about 5 minutes

  5. Add scallops and saute for about 5 minutes or until cooked through.

  6. Add salsa, cilantro, lime juice, and cumin

  7. Add cream cheese cubes and half of the Monterrey Jack, stirring until cheese is melted

  8. Remove from heat and stir in shrimp

  9. Divide the filling evenly between the tortillas, rolling them and placing seam side down in the prepared baking dish.

  10. Top with any leftover sauce, then the remainder of the cheese

  11. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned

  12. Garnish with cilantro or parsley

Recipe Notes

This recipe is made with corn tortillas, which means it is gluten free. You can, however substitute flour tortillas for a non gluten free version.

This recipe has cilantro, which can be replaced with parsley or left out if preferred.

Although this recipe includes cooked salad shrimp, you can replace them with uncooked, peeled shrimp. If they are large, chop them coarsley, and saute them along with the scallops.

You can use small bay scallops in place of the regular sized scallops, and skip the chopping step.

Nutrition Facts
Seafood Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 842mg35%
Potassium 366mg10%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 801IU16%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 291mg29%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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64 thoughts on “Seafood Enchiladas

  1. This looks so delicious! Seafood is lucky to get a whole month of celebration!! How do we get a whole month of chocolate?

    1. Hi Beth, Seafood deserves a whole month to celebrate the healh of our oceans. And I’m sure that chocolate has it’s own month, does it not? If not, yes, it should! 🙂

  2. Currently drooling! Will be surprising my guests tonight with these enchiladas, no doubt they will be a hit!

  3. Easy, simple, and delicious! Plus, everyone is always impressed when it’s seafood on the menu. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  4. These look amazing! Enchiladas are one of my favourite things to throw together for a quick weeknight dinner, but I never think to use seafood as a filling, even though I almost always have a bag of scallops and/or shrimp in the freezer. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  5. mmmm, a whole month of seafood?! I’m in! These enchiladas look so delicious and satisfying, I have to pin it for later.

  6. I didn’t realize there was a seafood month, so yay for that! Love enchiladas but haven’t had a seafood version before! I need to give these a try – they look AWESOME! Pinned 🙂

  7. That looks amazing. I’m a fan of anything with seafood, and I love the idea of buying sustainable sources. We need more of that to keep our planet healthy.

    1. Thanks, Ben! I’m so glad to hear that you are on board with sustainable seafood! You’re so right, we do need more participation to keep our oceans, and planet, healthy!

  8. I have never tried seafood enchiladas before; I bet they taste lovely though. I have got more into seafood as I’ve got older.

  9. Thanks for the tips on buying sustainably! I have a little card in my purse that ranks fish according to which is the best to buy from an environmental viewpoint. It also helps that this dish looks gorgeous – perfect for the cooler nights and our big family!

    1. You’re really welcome, Jacqui! The purse card sounds like a great idea, and it’s great to know that so many people are making the choice to buy sustainable. And this is a perfect dish for a big family! Enjoy.

  10. I’ve never had scallops in enchiladas before. This is brilliant! Seafood enchiladas are soooo good. I’m looking forward to trying your recipe.

  11. We love enchiladas in our house! And I’m a huge fan of seafood (sustainable seafood!), so I’m sure I could eat this entire dish myself! Pinned!

  12. I didn’t know about that label, I’m going to check if they have those in Norway as well. Those enchiladas look so tasty and easy to make!

  13. My daughter loves shrimp and loves enchiladas and tacos, so we will definitely be adding these to our list. They look fantastic!

  14. These look fantastic! I love a good seafood enchilada, and I love that you’re focusing on a sustainability aspect with this fantastic recipe.

  15. This mouthwatering dish is just perfect to serve to guests. And love the sustainability aspect too. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  16. My family loves shrimp and scallops as well as enchiladas. I’m definitely putting this dish on our meal plan next week.

  17. I made these for dinner tonight and they are crazy good. Even my daughter liked them and she doesn’t really like seafood. These are going to make a regular appearance at our house for dinner!

  18. These enchiladas looks so delicious and a little bit different which I love! It was interesting to read about sustainable seafood too!

  19. I love your tips for identifying sustainable seafood products! We are trying to be MUCH more conscious of our food resources, so this post is super helpful. And seafood enchiladas are going to be such a hit with everyone!

  20. When I saw this recipe I just knew I had to make it. My family loves scallops , shrimp and traditional enchiladas. They were all skeptical but this was a huge hit. I served it with spanish rice and a tossed salad. This is going into my recipe box to make again.

  21. I love Enchiladas but never tried a seafood version! This looks so easy to make and of course, scrumptious for any day!

  22. Oh wow I’ve never had seafood in enchiladas before, what a fantastic idea! I adore enchiladas so I know I’m going to love these too!

  23. My kids have been asking for enchiladas for quite some time and I came across your recipe – the seafood idea was wonderful and this went down a treat. I wouldn’t change a thing and will be making this again super soon. Thank you for sharing this deliciousness.

  24. Enchiladas are one of my favorite comfort food meals and these seafood enchiladas look like such a spectacular version! I Can’t wait to try these!

  25. I didn’t even realize it was seafood month! I love enchiladas and seafood is brilliant. Plus, these have so many of my very favourite ingredients. But really, all you had to say was shrimp and cilantro – yum~!

  26. I’d never considered SEAFOOD enchiladas before but this sounds like such a delicious recipe – I’m going to have to try it!

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