A typical Thanksgiving meal consists of a few classic, hearty dishes like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and roasted vegetables. For most, seafood is not the first thing that comes to mind when preparing for this time of the year. There are, however, a plethora of ways to incorporate fresh seafood into your Thanksgiving meal. This is a great way to add a modern twist to traditional dishes, cater to guests that do not eat meat, and expand your culinary repertoire.
At Tommy’s Seafood, we offer a selection of freshly caught seafood that can only be found in New Orleans, Louisiana. Our customers can skip the fishmonger and order top-quality seafood straight to their doorstep. Below we have listed a few great seafood recipes that will elevate your Thanksgiving meal.
There’s nothing like getting all of your loved ones together to share a meal during the holidays. Before sitting down to dinner, you may want to spend some time catching up over a few drinks and appetizers as your guests slowly start to arrive. A warm crab dip makes the perfect starter for a cozy evening with the whole family. This sharable dish is easy to put together by simply adding chunks of fresh blue crab meat, a few of your favorite types of cheese, as well as some spices and herbs. Preparing a Thanksgiving meal is no small task; the last thing you want to worry about is spending hours on a complex appetizer. With our blue crab as the star of this dish, you can get creative with whatever ingredients you have on hand such as hot sauce, worcestershire, lemon juice, and more. Simply heat the dip in the oven until you have a golden layer of cheese on top and pair it with some crackers, pretzels, or sliced baguette.
Bourbon St. BBQ shrimp
Bourbon St. BBQ shrimp is one of our favorite seafood recipes that works for any time of the year. This is a great option as an accompaniment to go with your main dishes or as a light appetizer for your guests to enjoy in preparation for a hearty meal. Our freshly caught shrimp is available in a variety of different styles according to your preference. For a quick, easy BBQ shrimp recipe, we recommend opting for our raw, peeled, deveined shrimp with the heads removed. For an even quicker option, we also offer pre-cooked shrimp that is ready to eat with your favorite sauce. One of the reasons why our customers love our Bourbon St. BBQ recipe is because the flavor comes mainly from our fresh shrimp, along with a few dried spices that you likely have in your pantry. This makes this recipe a quick, flavorful option that is sure to impress your loved ones.
Are you looking for a way to add some spice to the typical dishes that are found at Thanksgiving dinner? One of the easiest ways to add an interesting twist to an otherwise traditional meal is by incorporating chopped oysters into your stuffing. Oyster stuffing takes no additional time or effort than a traditional stuffing recipe, yet this simple change can elevate your entire meal. If you have a tried and true stuffing recipe that your guests expect to see on the table every year, simply adding coarsely chopped oysters will transform the dish, adding a fresh seafood taste. Our oysters come straight from the Mississippi river to your front door.
It’s never too early to start planning for a seafood-infused Thanksgiving meal. Contact us today for more great tips, or to place your seafood order in time for Thanksgiving.