The best new seafood dishes in Houston

It’s Lent, which means many people in the Houston area are likely abstaining from certain luxuries. Now, giving up meat on Fridays is still popular during this religious observance, which lasts until Palm Sunday, April 9. In this spirit, the Houston Press rounded up the best new seafood dishes we’ve seen in town lately.

Even if you’re absolutely not giving up meat for the next month, these dishes are still worth trying and are pretty representative of some of the hottest new restaurants in town, with a range of cuisines and flavors on offer. . Now here are the best new seafood dishes to try in Houston.

Fresh fish offered at Ono Poke

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Poke at Ono Poke, 607 Richmond

Build Your Own thrust A trustworthy spicy yellowtail poke bowl, Ono Poke on Richmond really has the poke drill down, with prompt service even when there’s a line at the door. The bowls, including the specialty versions, will set you back $10.50 for the regular size or $11.95 for the large size.

Click to enlarge Seared Scallops with Crab Risotto - PHOTO BY GWENDOLYN KNAPP

Seared Scallops with Crab Risotto

Photo by Gwendolyn Knapp

Seared Scallops at Field & Tides, 705 East 11th

If you’re the type who likes scallops on the menu, Chef Travis Lenig’s preparation will be your new jam. Seared and served over a creamy shrimp and crab risotto, the scallops at this family-friendly but chic Heights restaurant are topped with chives White butter and the familiar home-style feeling of comfort ($23). The place also offers a number of seafood specialties, from fish dip and crab soup to appetizer preparations of snapper, flounder and more from the Gulf “tides”.

Gulf Fish Karaage at Dill Ranch - PHOTO BY GWENDOLYN KNAPP

Dill Ranch Gulf Fish Karaage

Photo by Gwendolyn Knapp

Gulf Fish Karaage at Riel1927 Fairview

Even though Lent can be a dark time for reflection, it’s pure festive fish, folks. Squeeze that lemon and pop those fried goldfish bites right into your mouth. It’s the homemade dill ranch that really sets this dish apart from your typical Friday fish fries ($12).

Dino S. Williams