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December Meal Plan: Give the Gift of A Homemade Seafood Meal

It’s December, Seafoodies!

Decorating, gift-giving … we love this time of year because our days are filled with cheer and—let’s be honest—amazing food. We say, bring it on! While we celebrate seafood all year long, there’s something extra-special about sharing our favorite pescatarian dishes during the holidays.

Since we’ve reworked many holiday traditions this year, we are also trying to be more thoughtful about gift-giving.. If you’re still hunting for the perfect sentiment, why not gift a homemade meal featuring seafood? o. Taking the time to make a seafood dish and sharing it with others will definitely be appreciated,  and we have some easy ideas for you!  There are probably a lot of seafood lovers on your list and they’ll love the fantastic  flavors in our December Meal Plan.  – plus all the health benefits seafood provides (make this a link to DGA).  That’s something we all could use during this hectic season! 

Whether you’re preparing a casual brunch dish, dropping off a special dinner or a “I’ve-got-dinner-covered” casserole for a  neighbor,our December Meal Plan has a cravable option for everyone on your list! With minimal ingredients and effort, you can whip up scrumptious seafood dishes such as crab muffins, fish soup and lobster tails. Dig into these recipes, and let the gifting begin!

Breakfast

Easy Egg & Crab Muffin

These grab-and-go muffins travel well and are highly appropriate for gifting, whether you’re sharing them at home or bringing them next door. There’s no excuse for skipping breakfast when you have these protein powerhouses in your fridge, so be sure to bake an extra batch to get you through the week!

Brunch

Smoked Salmon and Bagel Breakfast Casserole

This savory casserole combines your favorite bagel shop flavors —cream cheese, everything bagels and luscious smoked salmon—in a rich egg custard. For a low-maintenance brunch dish, you can prep it the night before and pop it in the oven about an hour before serving.

Snack

Tuna Salad Dip

Pantry staples like canned tuna are the key to quick, satisfying holiday snacks. Serve this zesty dip with crackers, crudite, or pita  chips for added crunch! Low-calorie tuna is a great source of lean protein, so it’s a healthy option for keeping the munchies at bay.

Lunch

Potato and Cod Soup

A steaming bowl of soup, chock-full of cod and vegetables, is always a welcome treat! You can serve this simple, nourishing dish as a one-pot weekday meal, or as a hearty first course.t. Bonus: You can use frozen fish in this recipe, which is a real time-saver!

Appetizer

Char-Grilled Honey Parmesan Oysters

Oysters turn everyday into a special occasion! Our char-grilled oyster recipe will definitely prompt a sweet “thank you” when they taste those flavors. 

Holiday Shrimp Wreath with Cocktail Dip

No wonder shrimp cocktail is a holiday tradition: It’s timeless, filling and low in calories. This shrimp wreath makes a dramatically delicious appetizer. You can assemble the wreath up to 3 hours before delivering. Tip: Divide this recipe into two 20-piece shrimp wreaths. One to keep and one to give. 

Dinner

Creamy Scallop Pasta

It wouldn’t be the holidays if we didn’t indulge a little, right? This elegant pasta pairs succulent, pan-seared scallops with a creamy white wine sauce. It all comes together in 20 minutes, making it a snap to share the gift of a seafood dinner.

The Best Broiled Lobster Tail Recipe

To wrap up our Monthly Meal Plan, we bring you a showstopper of a recipe that’s “tail”er-made for the holidays: broiled lobster tails! You and your fellow Seafoodies are sure to enjoy this delectable dish that lets the natural sweetness of the shellfish shine through. This would be a special gift dinner paired with a salad and crusty rolls. Or double this recipe and drop off Lobster Rolls for lunch the next day. 

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