Seafood for Thanksgiving? It’s More Traditional than You Think!

For most of us, a “traditional” Thanksgiving dinner conjures images of giant roasted turkeys and glazed hams.  

But history tells a fishier story. 

There’s actually no direct evidence that turkey was even on the table when Native Americans and Pilgrims sat down to feast in Plymouth, Massachusetts, back in 1621.  

If you think about it, it makes sense! New England’s Atlantic waters teamed with fish, and the coastline was alive with an abundance of shellfish. Undoubtedly, seafood, in general, was the main staple of most meals. 

So, if the bounty of the sea makes your mouth water, you likely have more in common with early Thanksgiving diners than you think! 

Adding a fish or seafood dish or two (or three) to your Thanksgiving spread is a great way to add fresh new flavors to your meal. And most recipes are light and easy to make — definitely easier than making than a turkey! 

In honor of our ancestors’ quest to forge new paths and try new things, why not incorporate lobster, salmon, or halibut from Steakchop into this year’s family dinner! 

Here are a few recipes to get you started: 

Lobster Mac & Cheese 

Mac & Cheese + Lobster – say no more…we’re in! 

Pan-Seared Salmon with Beurre Rouge

Salmon + Red Wine – now we’re talking! A superb recipe from our chef! 

Halibut with Parsley-Lemon Sauce

This recipe goes perfectly with red wine!