The 14 Best Fish and Seafood Tools

Tools to Make Cooking & Serving Seafood a Snap!

Serving and eating seafood such as lobster, clams, crab, oysters and other shellfish varieties can be much more enjoyable if you have convenient seafood table tools. Easily clean and prepare your seafood for the dinner table with these must-have seafood lover's utensils. Some are inexpensive while others would be so convenient, you'll wonder how you ever cooked and served seafood without them.

  • 01 of 14
    Fish Turner
    Kate Whitaker/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images

    A fish turner is designed to make turning whole fish fillets much easier than with a regular size spatula. Choose one based on the type of cookware you are using. For nonstick fry pans, chose a silicone or plastic construction. Stainless turners are great for other types of cookware.

  • 02 of 14
    Skinning haddock
    Ian O'Leary/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images

    You can buy an economical fish knife or a professional culinary cutlery knife, but you do need one if you want to easily fillet fish. And a short or long flexible blade often depends on personal preference. We tend to like a long, flexible blade for our fish.

  • 03 of 14
    Oneida Seafood Forks
    Image via Oneida

    An open stock pattern so you can add to this 8-pc set at any time. Oneida's seafood forks are 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. The flight pattern is simple yet graceful. Buying a set of eight forks is more economical than purchasing singles.

  • 04 of 14
    Le Creuset Marseille Enameled Cast Iron 15.75 Inch Oval Skillet
    Image via Amazon

    With an oval shape, it's ideal for cooking fish and the construction of this pan means even heat distribution and excellent performance. Le Creuset makes a variety of cookware and bakeware and the brand is a consumer favorite.

    Continue to 5 of 14 below.
  • 05 of 14
    Catch of the Day Seasoning
    Image via Amazon

    If you've been finding your seafood tasting somewhat bland, maybe adding a little spice is the answer. Try different ones and up your seafood results.

  • 06 of 14
    Norpro Ceramic Butter Warmers, Set of 2
    Image via Amazon

    Butter warmers are a must with seafood. Buy singles or a set, so each of your guests can enjoy dipping their lobster or seafood morsels. Remember to stock up on tea light candles too and long dipping forks if not include with the warmers.

  • 07 of 14
    Shrimp Deveiner and Cleaner - Green
    Image via SCI Cuisine Amazon

    A handy knife for deveining shrimp, the 7-1/4" sharp and stainless steel Lamson knife has a riveted, oiled walnut handle. There are also a few other models worth considering.

  • 08 of 14
    New Star Foodservice 27983 8-Piece Seafood Tool Kit
    Image via Amazon

    Seafood tools are essential when it comes to serving and enjoying this delectable meal. Buying these types of tools separately can be inconvenient and can cost more than buying a set. Look for those with a practical assortment of tools and preferably made of stainless steel.

    Continue to 9 of 14 below.
  • 09 of 14
    Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Four Star 7-Inch High Carbon Stainless-Steel Fillet knife
    Image via Amazon

    With a very flexible Friodur Ice Hardened stamped blade, ergonomic ​handle, and full tang, this sharp Henckels Twin Signature Series Fillet Knife will be a pleasure to use. Henckel knives are German-made of high-quality steel. A good flexible fillet knife is an essential kitchen tool for cleaning fish.

  • 10 of 14
    Portmeirion Sophie Conran White Fish Platter
    Image via Amazon

    Serving your seafood or fish dinner with a beautiful oval platter enhances your table. There are many platters to consider and an oval shape is perfect for fish presentation.

  • 11 of 14
    Winco Oyster Knife
    Image via Amazon

    Make opening clam and oyster shells easier with a specially designed knife. These types of knives usually have an easier-to-grip handle, to reduce hand strain.

  • 12 of 14
    Oxo Good Grips 5-Piece Seafood Cracker and Pick Set
    Image via Amazon

    The Oxo Good Grips Seafood Tools are ideal for those with problem hands since they are designed with non-slip grips. This is a popular and convenient nut or seafood cracker.

    Continue to 13 of 14 below.
  • 13 of 14
    Granite Ware 6317-1 19-Quart Enamel-on-Steel 2-Tier Clam-and-Lobster Steamer
    Image via Amazon

    Having a pot with a sufficient capacity for doing seafood is a must. There's a variety of steamers on the market, but if you want a lightweight and affordable model, GraniteWare would be a good choice.

  • 14 of 14
    Happy Sales HSBH79/N, 6 pc Japanese Sushi Plate set Dragonfly Blue
    Image via Amazon

    Sushi has become a very popular seafood choice for many and when you serve it to your guests, you'll want to do it with the right plate. Choose one that promotes your theme. A sushi dish or plate is an affordable hosting accessory for seafood lovers.