The winter holiday season brings with it a host of timeless traditions. None are more widespread than the family holiday dinner! If your family celebrates the holiday season, there’s a good chance that you have a meal that is a staple of the occasion. But, what if you want to mix things up a bit? There’s no better way to do that then adding some fresh seafood to the mix! But, what are the best seafood recipes for the holiday season? We share some of our favorites below!

Sea Scallops and Fettucine

Italian cuisine is a common staple of the holiday season, and this seafood recipe aims to combine the two cuisines for an inviting result. Not only is this recipe one of the simplest to make, but you can also serve it in large quantities! It’s a perfect seafood dish to go to if you’re strapped for time or have a lot of people coming for your holiday party.

Seafood Stuffing

Holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without one of the best side dishes out there. That’s right: we’re talking about stuffing! This recipe takes the classic stuffing recipe and adds lots of shrimp and crab for an interesting twist. Stuffing and seafood lovers alike will rejoice when this dish hits the holiday table. It requires a lot of ingredients, but the prep time is low and the result is well worth the effort!

Lemon Butter Scallops

If there’s any seafood that is already a holiday staple, it would be scallops! Scallops are a popular dish to serve during the holiday season, and this recipe is no exception. These scallops are seasoned with lemon juice, garlic, butter and pepper to add richness to each bite. It’s a simple dish that you can make in large quantities as well, so consider this if you’re having a big gathering. 

Spicy Shrimp and Crab Cocktail

Is there a bigger holiday party appetizer than shrimp cocktail? We’re willing to bet that there isn’t! This recipe takes a classic dish and adds a spicy twist with crab and jalapeno peppers. Expect to get a big kick when you take a bite out of this dish! If you’re a big fan of spicy food, this will certainly be up your alley.

Seafood at Mare Oyster Bar

Sometimes, the best seafood isn’t what you make yourself. For the freshest seafood and tastiest cuisine in Boston’s North End, consider Mare Oyster Bar for your holiday meal! Our menu selections pair perfectly with wine and cocktails for the ultimate seafood experience. Try it out for yourself; click here to make a reservation!