The holiday season is the time to celebrate traditions and create memories. Although most feasts revolve around turkey or a roast, seafood can add extra flair and versatility to your menu.
America is the country of immigrants. We have carried on and inherited many feasting traditions. Southern Sicily and Italy Catholics, French or Swedish living in America all feast with seafood in holidays. Long seafood dinners on Christmas and New Year Eve is part of their tradition.
Let’s enlist some ravishing seafood dishes for your Christmas dinner this year:
1# Lobster Bisque
Creamy and rich lobster bisque will add a bowl of happiness across the table. Served in small portions, this aromatic stew can be a first-course meal for your Christmas dinner.
2# Crab Bruschetta
An Italian appetizer, bruschetta is popular among seafood lovers for its buttery garlic taste grilled with bread and drizzled with olive oil. You can serve it as a starter for your dinner and even serve it to keep the party going on a New Year Even. Crab Bruschetta is immensely delicious with its succulent and sweet crabmeat.
3# Crab Empanadas
You may be wondering why Empanadas for a Christmas dinner in America? But aren’t we the county of immigrants? Crab empanadas are baked or fried pastry commonly eaten in South Europe, Latin America and the Philippines.
But, you can serve the Latin American styled crab empanadas as an appetizer or main course. This divine treat is a must for your dinner table with a runny dough on the side and crab filling.
4# Deviled Crab
Originated in Tampa, deviled crab deserve a center spot on your Christmas dinner table. The crab meat is prepared with sautéing crab meat, seasoned with chilau; the crab meat is cooked and rolled on breadcrumbs to deep fry. Deviled crabs are shaped like potatoes, and their spicy level can vary to suit everyone’s palate.
Add this scrumptious and crispy dish to your Christmas dinner this year and earn a rave review from your family.
5# Roast Parsnips
Finally, roast parsnips can add a sweet flair to your dinner table, appealing to your sweet tooth. Glazed with maple syrup, this side dish can be tempting with golden brown color. Sprinkle some sesame seeds to top the maple syrup and parsnips for extra appeal and crunch.
If you want an authentic taste of deviled crabs in Tampa, visit Pappy’s Devil Crabs. We serve savory treats, including fried devil crabs, stuffed potatoes, empanadas, and devil crabs. Visit our online store or contact us to place your order for Christmas.