- Posted March 11, 2013 by
Christmas seafood recipes
Christmas gatherings are only spent once a year, a very special time when loved ones gather and celebrate and share the spirit of the season healthy recipes videos. As such, your Yuletide dinner (or lunch) spread is more than the usual.
One way to make recipe videos online an impression whether it’s a family reunion at home or a potluck party at the office is to serve up something unexpected. Rather than spend a lot of time preparing a traditional roast turkey with all its usual accompaniments, keep that for Thanksgiving this year and plan a spectacular seafood spread instead.
Your theme is already very special that is likely to be remembered by guests. Make it more so by carefully thinking out your menu. Ensure you have all your bases covered. Prepare a starter course of salad, soup and/or hors d'oeuvres, followed by a couple entrées. And remember, there’s always room for dessert which you can make without any seafood though spirulina, a highly nutritious blue-green algae (therefore also considered seafood) can be used in sweets, chocolate preparations.
With a little creativity, one can definitely create a feast exclusively using the bounty of the sea. The key is to have a variety of flavors and textures which you can achieve with different ingredients. Use fresh and seawater products like shellfish, shrimp, crabs, squid, mussels, clams and if your budget permits, impress guests with a nice juicy lobster or black tiger prawns. Ensure you have a lot of herbs, spices, lemon or lime to eliminate any fishiness and give a nice zesty flavor.
Do not overdo it, ie, pile up every single dish with marine life. Your guests might feel that they’re in the underwater realm of King Neptune! Also, do not feel too pressured to spend too much on your ingredients. The first priority, especially since you’re dealing with seafood, is freshness. You can get an expensive cut of salmon or a whole lobster but if it isn’t fresh, no style of cooking can mask the off taste and smell.
You can still serve more traditional Christmas fare like eggnog, fruitcake, pudding and roast chestnuts to imbibe the spirit of the holidays. Complement this with a fresh green salad optionally topped with more seafood like chilled shrimp, squid or shellfish. Achieve a holiday look and flavor by adding bright red ingredients like dried cherries or cranberries.
Lastly, do consider if you have guests who have sensitivities or allergies towards shellfish and make a dish or two for them! After all, you certainly don’t want to have a sad, unsatisfied (and swollen) dinner guest for the holidays!