Spice up your Thanksgiving feast this year with a delectable twist that’s sure to impress everyone. While turkey often takes center stage on this cherished holiday, there’s no reason why seafood can’t make a splash at the table.
From succulent shrimp creations to flavorful fish, lobster and crab dishes, these recipes are bound to elevate your celebration and leave your guests craving seconds.
The Best Thanksgiving Seafood Recipes and Dishes
Spice up your Thanksgiving feast this year with a delectable twist that's sure to impress everyone. While turkey often takes center stage on this cherished holiday, there's no reason why seafood can't make a splash at the table.
This Cajun Seafood Gumbo with Shrimp and Crab recipe is filled with the bold and irresistible flavors of the Bayou. This classic Louisiana-style stew combines succulent shrimp, tender crab meat, and a blend of flavorful herbs. The velvety roux-based broth is infused with the Holy Trinity of vegetables and Cajun spices for immense flavor.
This recipe will show you how to make shrimp cocktail, a timeless and elegant dish with perfectly boiled or poached shrimp that take center stage in a classic presentation that never fails to impress. The dish is paired with a zesty cocktail sauce, creating a refreshing balance of flavors.
Elevate your seafood experience with this homemade cocktail sauce recipe that perfectly balances tangy, sweet, and savory flavors. Crafted with just a handful of ingredients, this sauce adds a zesty kick to any shrimp cocktail or seafood dish.
This Creamy Baked Seafood Mac and Cheese recipe is made with crab, shrimp, and macaroni pasta. This is the perfect, simple cheesy casserole to add to any spread. Add Old Bay Seasoning and Cajun spices for an additional kick in flavor.
This Steamed Lobster Tail recipe is ready in under 15 minutes. This is an easy dish that results in tender and juicy meat that practically melts in your mouth. The steaming process is foolproof and works every time. It ensures that the natural flavors of the lobster are preserved and never overcooked.
These Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms are seasoned with Old Bay and filled with real jumbo lump crab meat, shrimp, cream cheese, Parmesan, and gooey mozzarella. These homemade caps are better than the Red Lobster version.
These Oven Baked Scallops are topped with a crispy Parmesan breadcrumbs topping and drizzled with a lemon butter white wine sauce. This restaurant-quality meal is ready in less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
Elevate your dinner with this delectable Steak and Shrimp Surf and Turf one-pan recipe! It’s the perfect combination of juicy steaks, seared to perfection in a sizzling skillet, and succulent jumbo shrimp, seasoned with the best spices. This restaurant-quality dish is surprisingly easy to make at home, and the flavors are simply unforgettable!
This Dungeness Crab Legs recipe is the perfect indulgence with sweet and succulent flavors. You can steam, bake, grill, or air fry these! If you’re craving a restaurant-worthy meal at home this is the one! Be sure to serve them with our zesty garlic butter dipping sauce!
This Easy Lobster Macaroni and Cheese recipe is the best homemade side dish for any spread. This dish is made with a delicious cheese sauce, tender lobster, and baked to perfection for the ultimate crispy topping.
This Seafood Boil in a Bag recipe includes step by step instructions for how to prepare a homemade low country feast with crab legs, shrimp, potatoes, corn and sausage. This dish is cooked in an oven bag and drizzled with a Cajun lemon garlic butter sauce.
This Easy Maple Glazed Salmon recipe is coated with a sweet and savory glaze made from maple syrup, soy sauce, and other spices. You can bake, pan-sear, grill, or air fry this dish. This is the perfect weeknight dinner to pair with rice or vegetables.
Discover how to cook crab legs perfectly with these easy and delicious recipes! From boiling and steaming to baking and air frying, you’ll learn all the tips and tricks to make your crab legs juicy, flavorful, and tender every time.
These Creamy Seafood Stuffed Shells are the perfect pasta dish for your weeknight dinner or meal prep. This meal is loaded with crab meat, shrimp, lobster, and drizzled with a decadent cream sauce and gooey cheese.
This Easy Crab Risotto is made using jumbo lump crab seasoned with Old Bay and served with creamy rice. The dish is prepared with seafood stock, white wine, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and served with asparagus.
This Nobu Miso Black Cod includes the famous marinade from Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The sablefish is marinated and glazed with white miso paste, sake, rice wine, and sweetener and then seared plus baked to tender, flaky perfection.
This Creamy Shrimp and Corn Chowder is irresistible comfort food at its finest! This hearty soup is loaded with succulent shrimp, sweet corn kernels, crispy, smoky bacon, and tender chunks of potatoes. The velvety broth pairs wonderfully with the vegetables to bring everything together.
These Grilled King Crab Legs are served tender, juicy, and slightly charred. Grilling will infuse a nice flavor into the meat and enhance the taste. Serve this with our homemade garlic lemon butter dipping sauce.
This Fish and Grits recipe is the perfect combination of savory, tender fish and creamy, buttery grits. This pairing creates a satisfying and comforting dish that is often served for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.
This Easy Creamy Crab Bisque recipe is rich and indulgent making it perfect for special occasions and nights in. Seafood lovers will enjoy the thick texture and delicate flavor of the soup topped with lump crab meat. This dish can be served as a starter or the main event!
This Cajun Shrimp Boil recipe is packed with fresh seafood, flavorful vegetables, and aromatic spices like Old Bay and smoked paprika. This classic Southern Louisiana dish is sure to be a hit with everyone and is perfect for summer gatherings, backyard barbecues, and family dinners.
This Blackened Catfish is so delicious and flavorful! The crispy blackened crust is made using the best spices: paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano which give the fish a smoky and slightly spicy flavor. This is an easy recipe to get a taste of Louisiana.
This Crab quiche is a savory recipe that combines a flaky pastry pie crust with a rich and creamy filling made from eggs, cream, crab meat, and vegetables. Serve this seafood lovers dish for brunch or lunch.
This Lobster Ravioli with Tomato Cream Sauce is an easy recipe that uses store-bought refrigerated pasta stuffed and filled with cheese. The dish is topped with chunks of tender seafood and drizzled in homemade sauce.
This Pan Seared Cod is cooked in a hot skillet, and seasoned with herbs and spices, and drizzled in a homemade lemon butter sauce. The fish is tender with a golden crust. Serve this with any of your favorite side dishes.
This Blackened shrimp is smoky and flavorful, with a perfectly charred exterior. The blackened crust is made using a homemade spice blend rub. This Louisiana and Southern favorite is tender and juicy and pairs wonderfully with rice, vegetables, and classic sides.
This authentic Shrimp Etouffee recipe is a traditional Cajun or Creole staple meal. The dish is made with onions, peppers, celery, and a thick, deep brown roux-based sauce. Pair this with rice and Southern side dishes.