Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays of the year. This magical time of the year is known for big family gatherings, winter festivities, and plenty of good food. For many, this is the best holiday of the year, but for others like pescatarians who don’t eat meat, “Turkey day” might not hold the same excitement. We believe that Thanksgiving dinner should be for everyone, and we want to give thanks for all the great foods in the world, including fish. So that is why we have come up with some of the best ways to make your Thanksgiving pescatarian friendly.
A pescatarian diet is one of the healthiest diets out there, thanks to the many health benefits associated with eating seafood. Premium quality, sustainably sourced seafood is a great addition to any diet, and that’s why we want to bring something different to your traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Check out the following recipes and ideas, get those taste buds prepped, and enjoy a Thanksgiving for Pescatarians.
All good Thanksgivings need a good starter, so why not try your hand at making an American classic in the form of She-crab soup, also known as She-crab bisque. This hearty dish is made of milk or heavy cream, fish stock, and, most notably, female crabs and their roe — hence the dish’s name.
This southern classic is a regional specialty in Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, so why not mark this wonderful national holiday with a dish that celebrates part of the country’s culture.
Calamari and Chickpea Salad
Although it might not be the star of the dinner, all Thanksgiving meals need a good salad to counterbalance the heavier dishes and give you the added benefit of getting some more of those healthier five-a-day down you. So why not turn your salad into something a little more exciting with something like this calamari and chickpea salad.
All you need is some good quality calamari, the salad ingredients of your choice, chickpeas, and some zesty lemon juice — and you have a deliciously healthy dish that works really well as a Thanksgiving side.
Crab cakes are a fan favorite in the States. This delicious dish was said to have been introduced by English settlers who would make the most out of whatever crab they could find by combining the meat with other ingredients like shellfish meat, eggs, and breadcrumbs. The mixture of meat was then shaped into small “cakes” or patties and fried.
Although they aren’t part of the usual Thanksgiving fare, these classic American crab cakes would make a great addition to any meal.
Lobster Mac & Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is a staple at the majority of Thanksgiving dinners and a firm favorite of ours. This deliciously rich and sinfully cheesy side dish always seems to be one of the first dishes to be snapped up. So you definitely don’t want to miss it off your 2021 Thanksgiving menu.
Now you might think that mac and cheese is perfect just the way it is, but we recommend you try our favorite variation on the classic — Lobster Mac & Cheese. By adding some succulent lobster to the top of your dish, you bring out the best of this iconic recipe while also enjoying some delicious seafood.
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Shrimp and Garlic
Whether you love them or not, greens and vegetables are all part of keeping a balanced and healthy diet, so don’t miss them off your Thanksgiving menu. If you want to spice up your selection of vegetables, why not serve up this delicious recipe for stir-fried green beans with shrimp and garlic.
This quick and simple recipe just requires you to fry up your main ingredients in a wok along with some stock and fish sauce to bring out the delicious seafood flavors you love.
Enjoying food is all about trying new things, discovering new flavors, and bringing people together. So let’s enjoy the best Thanksgiving and make it perfect for pescatarians with our selection of mouth-watering seafood dishes. Let’s be thankful for premium quality seafood and prepare to bring something new to your table. Happy Thanksgiving!