7 Seafood Dishes That You’ll Be Thankful For on (Not) Turkey Day

Thanksgiving can be one of the most stressful days of the entire year. While the wholesomeness of the family gathered around the table and the promise of a football game or two are always appealing, the preparation, process, and the realization that your waistline will soon be expanding are a bit much to deal with. So, why not break with tradition?

Serving some seafood instead of turkey and stuffing can really make a difference this year. We’ve picked 7 dishes that we know you’ll be thankful for.

7 Seafood Dishes That You’ll Be Thankful For on (Not) Turkey Day

1. Pumpkin Shrimp Bruschetta

Because one can never separate pumpkin from the thanksgiving table, pumpkin shrimp bruschetta makes for a truly savory appetizer. Served as an appetizer with salad on the side make for a guilt-free crustacean.

2. Rosemary Garlic Flatbread with Spicy Tuna Salad

Chances are, you’ve already sampled spicy tuna if you’ve ever enjoyed a poke bowl. This variation on the traditional tuna salad sandwich will not only taste impeccable, but your guests will be thrilled to know that tuna is high in omega-3’s and promotes heart health. This dish can be served as an appetizer.

3. Citrus Salad with Poached Cod

Since you’re already breaking from normal thanksgiving traditions, why not go all the way with a tropical twist? Cod is one of the healthiest varieties of fish out there, and the addition of extra vitamin C will take this healthy dish to a place of decadence.

4. Roasted Chicories with Browned Butter

Getting the younger members at the holiday table to eat more vegetables has always been tricky. Now, roasted chicories will do the trick! Served with parmesan, parsley, and caper sauce, you won’t be surprised if it becomes a yearlong dinner staple.

5. Bouillabaisse

The appetizers and side dishes have been laid out, and now the time has come to feast upon the main course. This dish might not be associated with pilgrims or the mayflower, but still comes from across the vast ocean. From France to your table, this seafood stew is usually comprised of mussels, scallops, shrimp, and traditionally topped off with cayenne pepper and lemon peel.

6. Boiled Lobster

Why spend all that time stuffing a turkey? Having a boiled lobster in its place will be the decadent dish that your guests will be remembering. Serve with a variety of sauces and sliced lemon.

7. Dessert…Lemon Cream Bavolva with Berries

With so much extravagant seafood on the table, it might be hard to save room for dessert. But you and your party will certainly want to when they figure out what’s in store. A light meringue with cream, lemon, and plenty of berries will offer a delicious, decadent, and not to mention guilt-free finish to a meal that breaks from the ordinary.

For Seafood Lovers

For all your seafood necessities, holidays, and all year long, PJ Lobster House is the ideal location. We are located at 134 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY, 11777. Visit us online for a complete menu list of what you’ll “sea” at our location.

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