Thanksgiving Ideas With Fish

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and while most people are thinking about Turkey and stuffing, there are many, who are making new memories and making more unconventional meals for one of the biggest food holidays of the year.  One of the ways people have switched things up is by incorporating more seafood and fish into their Thanksgiving meal than ever before!  If you’re thinking of making a switch to a Thanksgiving full of more seafood and fish, then you need to check out these savory inspirations from food bloggers!

  1. Seared Halibut and Lemon Wilted Spinach  – Thanks to The Accidental Chef for this yummy recipe!  She uses celebrity chef, Curtis Stone’s recipe as inspiration, but with a few healthy twists.  You’ll love the fresh, but filling portions of halibut and the added flavor from the spinach and pine nuts.
  2. Roasted Whole Salmon – Go big or go home!  Robin gives you the skinny on roasting a whole salmon and highly recommends finding the biggest fish you can find.  If you can’t find a whole fish, salmon filets may suffice.  You really can’t go wrong with serving salmon for your feast this year!
  3. Tuna and Olive Pasta – Looking for a fish friendly dish to make ahead and bring for dinner?  This Tuna and Olive Pasta recipe from Stuck on Sweet is an easy make-ahead meal that is full of healthy protein and nutrients.
  4. Jalepeno Cheddar Shrimp Stuffing – This dish has comfort food written all over it and it’s easy to make ahead and heat up too – both wins for Thanksgiving!  This dish has some kick to it, but the flavor will be something you and your guests remember for a long time.
  5. Shrimp and Grits Dressing – Kim from A Well-Seasoned Life gives her take on how to perfect the Shrimp and Grits Recipe from Southern Living.  This pairs well with other protein in your meal, even if it’s not all seafood!
  6. Mediterranean Inspired Cod – Serving fish in parchment paper sounds a little odd, but makes for a really fun experience for you and your guests.  The cod and vegetables steam together while they cook and is a really easy way to serve up dinner for a large group of people!  Check out The Clever Carrot’s tips on how to cook cod this way for Thanksgiving!
  7. Stewed Red Snapper Fillets – Alica’s Pepperpot shares her advice on making stewed red snapper fillets that are fully of flavor, nutrition, and memories!  This recipe is a lighter take on Thanksgiving dinner, but has so much flavor and veggies mixed in.
  8. Skillet Tilapia with Shrimp – Tilapia and shrimp are easy to cook in a skillet and for a smaller gathering, this is a great meal to cook that won’t pack on the pounds or put you in a food coma!  This recipe is full or light and fresh flavor and combines a few types of fish and seafood, making it a great combination.  Serve with some roasted veggies, some rice, and a glass of wine, and you have a great meal that everyone can be thankful for!

Thanksgiving is known for a lot of things, but the best part of the holiday is sitting around a table together.  We hope you and your family and friends find a way to enjoy the holiday together this year!  Happy Thanksgiving!

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