Happy December, friends!
Are you ready for the December Meal Plan? Because it is a smorgasbord of scrumptious holiday seafood recipes that are must-haves for your December menus. We love these dishes because they’re a great way to treat your friends and loved ones to something special without spending a ton of time in the kitchen.
Seafood shines bright in every course of this holiday meal plan. For breakfast and brunch, there’s a shrimp frittata and smoked salmon pizza. Clams topped with crumbled bacon and a festive mix of shrimp, scallops, and calamari take snacks and apps up a notch.
When it’s time for lunch, whip up a lighter Lobster Mac & Cheese, a delicious (and healthy!) Cod and Corn Chowder and a full-flavored Oyster Stew. And for dinner, we have a one-pan Salmon dish with bright green asparagus, a rich and cheesy Wild Alaska Pollock and a grilled Swordfish with a lemony, basil butter.
We know the holidays can be a bit more indulgent than the rest of the year, so we packed our December meal plan with several nutritious dishes. As always, you can count on seafood to help get you your recommended amounts of omega-3s, protein, and key nutrients, like selenium, B vitamins, vitamin D and iron.
These impressive seafood additions to your holiday menu are sure to make your friends and loved ones’ taste buds sing “fa-la-la-la-yum!”
Shrimp & Broccoli Breakfast Frittata
A hearty start to your day – one that’s both protein- and flavor-packed.
Smoked Salmon Pizza
Who doesn’t love a yummy pizza any time of the day – especially a brunch pizza topped with smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, and onions.
Holiday Seafood Salad
Toss this zesty, seafood-packed dish together the day before and you’ll have a perfectly tasty holiday meal ready to go on a busy weeknight.
All bets are in – and the big winners of this clam dish topped with bacon crumbles are your guests’ happy bellies.
Skinny Lobster Mac and Cheese
Each bite of this lightened-up comfort food staple is a perfect combo of warm lobster, cheese and pasta.
Cod Corn Chowder
Dinner doesn’t get much cozier or comfort-filled than Cod mixed with creamy corn, red pepper, onion, and potatoes in this satisfying (and nutritious) seafood chowder.
Be sure to have some crusty bread on hand for dipping into this irresistible and rich seafood broth.
One-Pan Dinner: Salmon and Asparagus with a Garlicky Herb Butter
Flaky salmon topped with a citrus, garlic and parsley-flavored butter equals taste bud heaven.
Alaska Pollock Gratin
The succulent texture of this fish coupled with cheesy, mustardy goodness is an indulgence everyone will enjoy.
Grilled Swordfish with Lemon-Basil Butter
Simple to prepare and perfectly complemented by the fresh lemon and herb flavors.