The best Christmas recipes using sustainable seafood brands

November 2, 2020 at 5:00 AM
This is a picture of pasta made using shrimp from sustainable seafood brands.

From breakfast casseroles to turkey dinners, food is a big part of Christmas celebrations. While the food is delicious, it can sometimes feel like you’re eating the same food every year. This year, why not switch things up with some seafood dishes – they’re a great way to bring new flavors to the table!

Even better, try making your Christmas meals using ingredients from sustainable seafood brands, such as Tommy’s Seafood. You can feel extra good about your meals knowing they include seafood that’s been sourced in a way that won’t deplete the supply for future consumers. Here are some Christmas seafood recipes to help you get started.

Oyster cheese appetizer log

The cheese log is a classic Christmas appetizer that’s easy to snack on while you wait for the main course. This oyster cheese appetizer log recipe has a seafood twist, adding in oysters, garlic, and chili powder for a savory flavor.

Hot crab and cheesy artichoke dip

Cheesy artichoke dip is another delicious option to offer as an appetizer. This year, try a seafood version with this hot crab and cheesy artichoke dip recipe. It includes crab meat, artichoke hearts, and parmesan cheese for a creamy dip that cooks within only 20 minutes.

Classic shrimp scampi

Who doesn’t like a nice, warm dish as part of your Christmas meals? When it’s time for dinner, this classic shrimp scampi recipe is a great way to bring a seafood dish to the table. While this buttery, garlicky shrimp dish is great by itself, it can also be added to pasta for the pasta lovers in your family.

Crawfish chowder

There’s something comforting about having soup during the holiday season. Want to bring a soup to Christmas dinner? This crawfish chowder recipe includes crawfish, corn, cayenne pepper, and more for a flavorful, creamy dish.

Seafood cornbread dressing

What’s Christmas dinner without stuffing? This seafood cornbread dressing recipe offers a Southern-style take on the dish and includes ingredients like shrimp, crab, and homemade cornbread. Just remember to cook this in a baking dish and not in a turkey to avoid altering the flavors of the bird.

Why buy from sustainable seafood brands

When making your Christmas seafood recipes, be sure to use ingredients from sustainable seafood brands like Tommy’s Seafood. Being able to provide seafood to customers in a sustainable way ensures that today’s demand is met without compromising the ability to meet the demand for seafood in the future. Seafood that is sustainably sourced is also typically exposed to fewer chemicals, so you can expect healthier products free from chemicals, antibiotics and growth hormones when you buy from sustainable seafood brands. At Tommy’s Seafood, we offer wild-caught, sustainable seafood from the waters of Lake Pontchartrain and the Gulf Coast. We use the best suppliers and are committed to providing high-quality products.

About Tommy’s Seafood

Tommy's Seafood is a New Orleans, Louisiana-based Gulf seafood processor. Since 1982, we have been catching wild, American, sustainable shellfish and bivalves and selling them to restaurants and distributors. We offer flavorful, wild-caught seafood, including shrimp, blue crab, oysters, and crawfish. We also offer processed foods like shrimp cakes, crab cakes, and a variety of entrees and sauces. We also use a special freezing process that ensures shrimp are frozen within minutes, not hours, in order to lock in peak flavor and texture. At Tommy’s Seafood, we’re dedicated to sustainability and quality, so you can feel good about purchasing from us. Want to learn more? Contact us via our online form or give us a call at (504) 271-9735.