Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so it’s prime time to start thinking about what you’ll serve. If you’re a seafood lover like we are, try branching out this year. These seafood recipes are delicious and won’t keep you trapped in the kitchen all day.
Whether you try these recipes or stick to your own seafood holiday favorites, remember that seafood harvested in the United States is a sustainable choice. Our fishermen and farmers operate under some of the most robust and transparent environmental laws in the world.
Start your holiday meal off on the right foot with a delicious seafood starter. These recipes look great and taste even better.
Soups and Salads
Trust us—these tasty dishes will be worth making room for on your Thanksgiving table.
- Pan-roasted wahoo on citrus arugula salad
- Seared scallops with five-ingredient shaved brussels sprout salad
- Fresh bluefish vegetable soup
Main Meal and Sides
Farmed shellfish sides add more than great taste to your seafood meal. Mussels, oysters, and other shellfish are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Serving seafood as a main dish is also a good way to add key nutrients and healthy proteins to your meal.
- Oyster dressing with thyme
- Steamed mussels
- Skate casserole
- Pecan-encrusted grouper with fresh cilantro
- Grilled sockeye salmon with huckleberry compote
NOAA Fisheries and FishWatch arm you with the facts about what makes U.S. seafood sustainable—from the ocean or farm to your plate. Get up-to-date information on the status of harvested marine fish and farmed fish, and learn more about U.S. seafood.