Thanksgiving’s right around the corner, which means it’s time to kick our entertaining game into high gear. Incorporating seafood into your holiday hosting plans is a snap, especially when you’re working from the Dish on Fish playbook! We’ve reviewed our extensive seafood recipe repertoire to bring you our holiday “best hits” that will help you start the season right. Whether you’re hosting a casual buffet or swank soirée, you’re sure to wow your guests with these foolproof recipes designed to help you celebrate in high style.
As we all know, seafood loves a good party. Simply adding some steamed shrimp or crab legs to your holiday spread sends a signal that everyone’s in for a good-eatin’ time! When you’re planning a more extensive menu, stick to simple recipes that liberate you from the kitchen so you can join in the revelry. We’ve chosen dishes that hit the seafood trifecta: minimal prep, great taste and the “it” factor — something special that makes them a must-try!
Remember, we always eat with our eyes first! So, tempt your partygoers with visually stunning dishes such as cool and creamy cucumber wafers blooming with rosettes of smoked salmon, ruby-red cocktail tomatoes stuffed with tuna and corn, and pastel-hued salmon morsels, drizzled with a ribbon of tangy avocado-yogurt. The white lasagna is pure delight, with bites of tender shrimp, crab and scallops tucked into layers of fork-tender noodles, three cheeses and toasted breadcrumbs. And for pure drama, it’s hard to beat broiled lobster tails in their shells, dusted with paprika and drawn butter.
Festive seafood meals like these provide plenty of protein, omega-3s and other essential nutrients, so your health-conscious peeps will thank you! What’s more, all of these dishes are all 100% pescatarian, so they’re satisfying and healthy options for the non-meat-eaters as well. Party on, Seafoodies!
Simple and refreshing, these keto-friendly salmon canapés are also quick to whip up, making them ideal for drop-in guests.
Planning a menu for the Feast of the Seven Fishes? Consider this delicate lasagna layered with shrimp, scallops and crab.
Golden-brown and gluten-free! These mini sweet potato pancakes — made even better with tuna — are wonderful with a dollop of sour cream.
For the ultimate special-occasion brunch, get out the waffle iron. These babies have got smoked salmon, cheddar and all other kinds of savory goodness baked right in!
Bring a taste of Maine to your holiday table in just 10 minutes! Both impressive and hassle-free, these buttery, butterflied lobster tails can be broiled right before serving.
Beautiful on a platter and even lovelier to eat, these Southwest-seasoned morsels take the classic salmon + avo pairing to a new level!
Crispy fish bites with cornflake crust? Yes, please! These tasty nuggets marinated in lemon, garlic and chili can be baked at 400 F for an even healthier treat.
Roll ‘em up! You’ll be amazed how easy it is to make these fresh sushi rolls with mild surimi and lush avocado.
Overflowing with tuna and veggies, these stunning, red globes beckon from the plate. Watch them disappear once your guests get a taste!