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November Meal Plan: Make Seafood the Centerpiece of Your Fall Gatherings

Happy November, Seafoodies!

November always feels like the kickoff for the holiday season, and the Dish on Fish team is looking forward to creating some special get-togethers! From neighborhood tailgates to formal family meals, we think good food and laughter should be the centerpiece of celebrations this year. In October, we celebrated National Pescatarian Month, and we hope that momentum continues to inspire you to make seafood a part of your November, too!

Just like every month, the November Meal Plan helps you plan for seafood at least twice a week, just like the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends. From impromptu snacks and quick lunches to sit-down dinners, we’ve got some unforgettable seafood recipes that are sure to become new family favorites.

And while you’re cooking up some great-tasting family meals, pat yourself on the back for serving some of the healthiest comfort food around. Seafood is a rich source of protein, heart-healthy omega-3s, important antioxidants and a host of other essential nutrients.  

While we mostly focus on healthy dishes, we like to balance healthy with a few indulgent meals here and there, especially around the holidays. Like this luscious breakfast of Lowcountry shrimp with cheddar and bacon biscuits. Or, for a hearty brunch dish, try this flaky salmon hash! You can top it with feta cheese, capers or even a soft-boiled egg to make it yours.

At lunchtime, you can always lighten things up with an apple tuna salad or a colorful and crunchy shrimp salad with beets, pecans and goat cheese. On a chilly afternoon, warm up with a bowl of fragrant butternut squash and crab soup. And for snacks or light bites, we love tuna pickle boats or scrumptious scallop-stuffed mushrooms. They’re both gluten-free and snack-sational!

For dinner, try the creamy shrimp pumpkin pasta brimming with fall flavors—even the little Seafoodies will eat it up! And we’ve included two super easy whitefish recipes—grouper with spiced pecan crust and tilapia on a bed of caramelized fall veggies. Or, try these sheet-pan salmon avocado fajitas, and set up a build-your-own station with all the fixin’s to serve during game night. 

Cheers, Seafoodies! Here’s to a nutritious, delicious and fun November… eating seafood and creating new memories!

Breakfast

Shrimp Gravy over Cheddar Bay Bacon Biscuits 

Treat the whole crew to a Lowcountry breakfast! Fresh-baked cheese biscuits are topped with a savory shrimp gravy, sweet corn kernels and crisp bacon bits.

Salmon Potato Hash with Fresh Herbs

No need to hash it over: Baked salmon with browned potatoes and seasonings will give your family a flavorful and protein-packed start to the day!

Lunch

Butternut Squash and Crab Bisque 

The mellow flavors of butternut squash and sweet crab meld perfectly in this comforting, cool-weather soup. A definite crowd-pleaser!

Apple Tuna Salad Sandwich 

Never underestimate fruit as a secret Seafoodie weapon! Chunks of juicy apple (and pecans) elevate this tuna salad from the everyday.

Green Salad with Shrimp, Beets, Sweet Pecans and Goat Cheese 

Equal parts creamy, crunchy and chewy, this harvest-hued salad is one your family will talk about—and request—again and again.

Appetizer

Scallop Stuffed Mushrooms 

Succulent scallops, Parmesan, garlic and herbs might just be the ultimate mushroom stuffing! These fabulous fungi will keep friends and family coming back for more.

Tuna Pickle Boats 

Ten minutes plus five ingredients equals one fun recipe! Kids of all ages will enjoy making (and eating) these sea-worthy snacks.

Dinner

Creamy Shrimp Pumpkin Pasta 

Tender shrimp are simmered in a pumpkin and sage broth, then tossed with pasta, cheese and mixed greens. It’s a simple and satisfying dish your home team will love!

Easy Pecan-Crusted Fillets 

Chopped pecans and a Creole spice blend give these grouper fillets a crispy crust that’s seriously addictive. This 20-minute meal is destined to become a part of your family recipe repertoire!

Harvest Vegetable Medley and Skillet Crisp Tilapia 

You’ll fall for this skillet full of caramelized vegetables topped with golden-brown tilapia fillets. This cast-iron skillet dish will fuel the whole family!

Sheet-Pan Salmon Avocado Fajitas 

File this fast and family-friendly salmon dish under “A” for awesome! This sensational sheet-pan meal is just the ticket for a busy weeknight dinner.

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