Here’s to another great #SeafoodSunday, Seafoodies!
Spring is busting out all over, and we’re in the mood to celebrate! Whether you’re planning a family gathering or a sit-down dinner, seafood always adds a festive touch to your menu. If you want to enjoy your event as much as the guests do, stick to the KISS rule of meal planning: Keep It Simple, Seafoodies! Stress-proof your party prep by choosing seafood dishes that are marvelous but low-maintenance. To make it easy for you, we’ve gathered our favorite hassle-free meals that are tailor-made for spring entertaining. Pick a recipe (or three!) from these sure-fire crowd-pleasers, and you’ll have less kitchen time and more time to focus on the fun!
No matter how formal or casual your event, we’ve got a sensational seafood dish to help you welcome spring. At the white-tablecloth end of the spectrum, how about seared scallops with parmesan risotto, served with wilted spinach and a drizzle of brown butter? Sheet-pan teriyaki salmon will make your dinner party a breeze, and the decadent lobster mac & cheese will appeal to your guests’ inner kids (and maybe to some little Seafoodies!). If you’re short on time, try the crab cakes or crab casserole—you can do all of the prep work the night before! And if you’re looking for lighter fare, we’ve got a trio of seafood apps your guests will devour quickly: skinny popcorn shrimp, tuna-stuffed deviled eggs and a classic shrimp toast.
Whenever we can entertain without compromising our health goals (like eating seafood two to three times a week), we’re stoked! Seafood provides so much of what we need to stay strong—protein to build muscle and keep us full longer, omega-3s to keep our hearts healthy and essential vitamins and minerals by the boat-load. With tempting, party-friendly seafood options like these, you can stay on track while serving your guests something they love. Now that’s a win-win!
Let’s get this seafood party started!
When you really want to wow your guests, this elegant dish is dressed to impress! Buttery seared scallops, a nutty Parmesan risotto and sautéed greens provide a delightful taste of spring.
When it comes to stress-busting your menu, the sheet pan is your MVP! Just pop this quick-prep salmon in the oven, and you’ll be enjoying a mouthwatering meal in minutes.
Lobster, four cheeses and a Cognac-laced sauce: This indulgent, grownup mac & cheese is on point for your most special spring occasion.
No matter the time or place, popcorn shrimp is always a party! And these baked shrimp get their craveable crunch from panko breadcrumbs rather than frying, so your guests can consume them guilt-free.
Whip up this cheesy crab casserole the night before your event, then chill. All that’s left to do is pop it in the oven when your guests arrive and rake in the compliments!
This is crab with a kick! Golden-brown, chili-spiked lump crab cakes topped with a zesty jalapeño remoulade can be prepped the night before so you have more time with your guests.
Nothing says spring quite like deviled eggs! These make-ahead, tuna-stuffed apps are sure to be snatched up quickly.
Shrimply delicious! It’s so easy to make this Chinese restaurant treat at home that you’ll be serving it all season long.