When most Alabamians think of Thanksgiving, aromas of turkey breasts and glazed ham fill their minds. And it’s true – most families across the state enjoy these staple holiday meats.
However, Alabama Gulf Seafood offers a divergence from the typical Thanksgiving feast – and one highlighting the bounty our Alabama waters have to offer. Indeed, there are several dishes to serve as an addition, or even a substitute, for your holiday meal!
For starters – and we mean, quite frankly, starters – crab stuffed avocados can be served as a meal precursor to really set the food mood. With limited ingredients needed and a guaranteed flavorful outcome, these are sure to be a crowd favorite.
As the nations’ largest processor of oysters, we have learned innumerable ways to cook and include them alongside traditional meals. And Thanksgiving dressing is no exclusion! Switch your turkey for Alabama oysters in this Oyster Dressing, and you will have all your guests questioning whether seafood simply BELONGS in Thanksgiving.
Finally, if you are willing to put aside the turkey and ham and go for a full seafood holiday, the Pecan and Herb Encrusted Red Snapper may be what you’re looking for as the grand finale. Served atop Alabama Street Corn and Crab Salad, this meal will have you and your loved ones feeling thankful (emphasis on the ‘ful[l]’) all day long. The recipe’s pecan crumbles combined with the sweet taste of corn is sure to be a new Thanksgiving favorite.
Now, we know traditions are traditions, and it may prove difficult to stray from your Thanksgiving norm, but like everything in the world these days, it can prove beneficial to sometimes stray from the normal way of doing things. Alabama Gulf Seafood as part of your holiday table might just surprise you!
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Happy (early) Thanksgiving!