Gratitude and Good Food: A Seafood-Inspired Recipe Plan

As we welcome the month of November, there’s little question that Thanksgiving is a spotlight on everybody’s calendar! It’s a time for gratitude, togetherness and, in fact, indulging in some severely scrumptious meals. 

Positive, Thanksgiving is thought for hearty dishes and indulgent sides that may depart you feeling as stuffed because the turkey on the desk. However generally, particularly when you’ve gotten per week filled with festivities forward, you crave one thing just a little bit lighter. That’s the place seafood involves the rescue! Seafood dishes may be each satisfying and lightweight, providing a refreshing distinction to the standard vacation fare.

To indicate you our gratitude, Seafoodies, we’ve put collectively a straightforward meal plan to make your Thanksgiving week easy and delicious! These dishes are important for many who need to savor the style of the season with out the heavy, post-feast droop. And since we all know Thanksgiving week can get hectic, we’ve made positive to incorporate some implausible make-ahead seafood choices. So you may focus extra on adorning, visitor arrivals and last-minute errands… and fewer on making nourishing meals to assist gasoline your week. 

This meal plan won’t solely prevent time but in addition mean you can take pleasure in extra of these magical moments with family members, as an alternative of being caught within the kitchen.

Might your Thanksgiving be stuffed with heat, laughter and an abundance of appreciation!


Tacky Shrimp Breakfast Casserole

This dish comes collectively rapidly and is really easy to make forward of time. Full of layers of wholesome veggies and protein-packed shrimp, prep this masterpiece the night time earlier than and pop it within the oven day-of. Yielding 10-12 servings complete, benefit from the tacky goodness for a number of mornings!

Crab Frittata Squares

Protein-rich crab is the proper kick-off for a tasty and energizing begin to the day. These frittata squares are wealthy in nutritional vitamins B-12 and folate, calcium and protein that can preserve you feeling energized and glad till your subsequent meal.

Forged-Iron Smoked Salmon Hash

This one-pan, stove-to-table meal has been described as “pure yum!” Bursting with flaky smoked salmon, red-skinned potatoes and inexperienced bell pepper–our smoked salmon hash is a luxe, mouthwatering and decidedly delish breakfast possibility.


Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked Trout Dip

With loads of protein and heart-healthy omega-3s, this addictive dip is the actual deal! Smoked salmon is really easy to choose up on the grocery retailer and we guess you have already got many of the remaining substances available. You would possibly have to whip up a second batch for Thanksgiving dinner!

Air Fryer Crispy Mac-and-Cheese Tuna Bites

Whereas everybody will love these tuna bites, they’re an particularly satisfying snack for kiddos and a wise strategy to incorporate extra seafood into their diets. With their crispy golden outsides and creamy cheese facilities–we guess you may’t eat only one!


Immediate Pot Lobster Bisque

Because of your handy-dandy Immediate Pot, you may prep this recipe after which depart it to simmer as you deal with different urgent to-dos. After an hour, your job checklist might be lighter and your kitchen might be stuffed with the savory aroma of creamy, comforting lobster bisque! Now that’s a win-win! 

Gluten-Free Crab-Stuffed Acorn Squash

We loooove acorn squash with seafood and, after making an attempt this gentle lunch, you’ll too! On this nourishing recipe, our dynamic crab-squash duo will get a fancy flavor-texture increase from Outdated Bay, aromatics, two cheeses and a lovely panko crunch.


Immediate Pot Shrimp & Tacky-Chive Grits

We lightened up the normal shrimp and grits recipe to deliver you a extra health-conscious dish that emphasizes slow-simmered taste. So, what’s the “secret sauce” on this recipe? The Immediate Pot! It cooks seafood flawlessly, making dinner nearly foolproof. 

Air Fryer Maple-Glazed Salmon with Brussels Sprouts

Belief us! You’ll need to prepare dinner this complete meal in your air fryer. Not solely does it end in deliciously caramelized salmon and crispy Brussels sprouts, but it surely additionally means fewer dishes to scrub after indulging on this grand feast. Professional tip: we advocate utilizing a disposable air fryer-safe liner in your air fryer if you wish to make cleanup even simpler!