60 Best Seafood Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas - Three Olives Branch (2024)

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday season mainly because of the food!

Whether you are looking to shake things up or bring unique dishes to a traditional Thanksgiving meal, we have you covered!

Use this collection of seafood Thanksgiving recipes to fill up your Thanksgiving table for a Thanksgiving feast and wow your dinner guests!

We have everything a seafood lover would need for the holiday season – main dish options, side dishes, a collection of appetizers, creamy soup, and more that will be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving weekend.

These are the best seafood recipes we have collected for you to enjoy as a seafood lover, whether your first Thanksgiving or not. A great way to make your Thanksgiving Day a special occasion with a seafood holiday feast.

Table of Contents

Main Course

Seafood Thanksgiving Main Courses

Alternatives to the traditional Thanksgiving dinner of roast turkey, this collection of seafood main course options will be perfect as the center stage for your holiday meal!

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Pesto Crusted Salmon

Salmon is crusted with a basil pesto and pistachio mixture for a simple and elegant fish.

Lobster tails baked witha seasoned breadcrumb mixture, grated Parmesan cheese, and white wine.

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Cajun Crab Stuffed Salmon

This popular fish is stuffed with lump crab meat for a luxurious and special main course!

How perfect is this presentation?! Flavorful shrimp served inside roasted pumpkins.

Full of fall flavors, sage and pecan pair perfectly with this white fish.

Simply baked fish with Old Bay seasoning and lemon butter sauce.

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Crab Stuffed Salmon

Crab and salmon and just great together!

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Lobster Tails with Garlic Butter

A classic! Broiled lobster tails with a garlic butter sauce.

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Baked Sea Bass in Foil - Firinda Levrek

A classic whole fish recipe for a beautiful presentation.

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Spicy Cranberry Shrimp

Shrimp are cooked with a cranberry sauce and some jalapeno with ginger. Works great as a main course or side!

Simple white fish that is firm and slightly sweet, elevated with fresh flavors.

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Salmon Wellington

Take a classic recipe made for seafood lovers with this salmon wellington! Wrapped with puff pastry and a spinach cheese mixture.

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Parmesan Crusted Cod

A classic and simple flaky white fish.

Side Dishes

Seafood Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Fill up your holiday table with a selection of seafood focused sides! We have you covered from pasta to mac and cheese, dressing and stuffing, and salads!

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Crab Mac and Cheese

Creamy cheesy noodles packed with dungeness crab for a seafood take on a Southern Thanksgiving classic.

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The ULTIMATE Seafood Dressing

This seafood dressing is a seafood lover's dream! Cornbread stuffing mix with shrimp and crab.

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Seafood Salad

A delicious and light seafood salad of shrimp, crab, and vegetables made with only 8 ingredients!

Decadent lobster ravioli with a limoncello cream sauce.

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Arugula, Shrimp and Beetroot Green Salad

A light salad for your Thanksgiving table with fresh shrimp in peppery arugula.

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Mid-Atlantic Seafood Stuffing

A stuffing featuring flavors from the Mid Atlantic region with crab and shrimp!

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Baked fish ravioli from Liguria.

An Italian classic straight from Liguria.

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Cucumber Shrimp Salad

A crisp and refreshing salad flavored with dill for your dinner table.

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Seafood Mac and Cheese

Salmon, shrimp, and crab in a three cheese sauce.

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Favorite Oyster Dressing/Stuffing

Oyster stuffing made with croissants!

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Italian Seafood Salad Recipe

An ultimate mix of seafood including lobster, shrimp, scallops, halibut, calamari, mussels, and clams.

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Crab Stuffed Shells

Simple and delicious crab pasta.

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Lobster Mac and Cheese

A four cheese sauce loaded with lobster tail meat and pasta.

Soups and Stews

Seafood Thanksgiving Soups and Stews

A warm bowl of soup or stew is the perfect appetizer or side dish for your dinner table. Here are some amazing seafood focused ideas perfect for the holiday!

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Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder

Scallops, bacon, lobster, and shrimp

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Moqueca (Brazilian Seafood Stew)

This Brazilian stew is made with shrimp, fish, and mussels in a coconut milk base.

New England chowder focusing on shrimp!

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Slow Cooker Cream of Crab Soup

A great slow cooker soup option.

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Cioppino Seafood Stew

A popular tomato based stew from San Francisco with mussels, clams, and more.

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Crab Stew Recipe (Nordic-Inspired)

Made with crab, shrimp, and white fish.

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Clam Chowder – A Stray Kitchen

A classic!

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Easy Crab Bisque

Easy creamy crab bisque.

Appetizers

Seafood Thanksgiving Appetizers

Amp up your Thanksgiving menu with some easy recipes. A seafood starter course is the perfect way to kick off the special time of year.

Serve up an army of appetizers or use some of these as side dishes for the meal!

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Copycat Maggiano’s Tuscan Mussels

This shellfish is cooked with sun-dried tomatoes, beans, and basil in a white wine sauce just like the restaurant favorite.

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Smoked Salmon Canapes

Fresh and bright classic flavor pairing.

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Stuffed Shrimp Recipe {Grilled or Baked}

These fresh shrimp are beautifully stuffed with crab and the best part is they are also beautiful for a holiday meal!

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Easy Homemade Crab Cakes

These easy crab cakes are packed with crab meat for a classic seafood offering!

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Shrimp Deviled Eggs

Level up your deviled eggs with some fresh shrimp!

Easy to make and a beautiful presentation!

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Easy Bacon Wrapped Scallops (Pan-Seared)

Seafood lovers are sure to love this scallop wrapped in bacon in your collection of appetizers.

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Crab Cake Stuffed Mushrooms

Take the classic crab cake and pair up crab meat with the perfect finger food stuffed mushroom recipe.

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Oysters Mornay (Baked Oysters With Cheese)

Baked oysters are a great way to satisfy the shellfish lovers with something elegant and unique.

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Layered Shrimp co*cktail Dip

Bring shrimp co*cktail to your holiday table in a new way by layering the co*cktail sauce and fresh shrimp in an easy appetizer dip recipe.

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Tuna Melt Stuffed Mushrooms

Inspired by the tuna melt sandwich, these mushrooms are stuffed with a creamy tuna fish mixture and topped with cheese.

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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

A perfect pairing of easy bacon and fresh shrimp.

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Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizer Bites

These bite sized appetizers are a beautiful and great way to highlight smoked salmon with fresh vegetable for your holiday table.

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Cheesy Hot Crab Dip

A golden brown gooey and cheesy dip full of crab meat.

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Cooked Seafood Platter - Fruits de Mer

Almost like a charcuterie board of seafood! Packed with so many options like langoustine, crab, prawns, salmon, and caviar!

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High Protein Shrimp Cucumber Bites

These fresh cucumber bites will be a popular choice and a simple recipe for your holiday table.

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Crab Deviled Egg

Pack those popular deviled eggs with Dungeness crab meat for Thanksgiving day.

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Mixed Seafood Kabobs

Beautiful mini skewers of shrimp, scallops, and fish.

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Spinach Crab Artichoke Dip

Spinach artichoke dip is perfect to pair with fresh crab meat in a hot appetizer recipe perfect for a crowd pleaser option.

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Smoked Salmon Parcels

Another beautiful option using smoked salmon wrapped around a cream cheese filling in an appetizer that is perfect to make ahead.

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Bacon and scallops are the perfect flavor pairing!

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Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms

Your holiday season will be elevated with these stuffed mushrooms featuring a fresh shrimp filling.

Straight from New Orleans the inspiration for these beignets are filled with crab meat in a lightly fried appetizer.

Your favorite seafood appetizer made bite sized with lots of crab meat.

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Smoked Salmon Pinwheels Recipe – Fit Mama Real Food

A classic and popular appetizer or snack, these pinwheels (or roll ups) are filled with smoked salmon.

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By Kim on October 25th, 2023

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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