41 Seafood Thanksgiving Ideas

by Shelley · May contain affiliate links

Published Updated November 17, 2023

~ Make your holiday feast unique and truly special with some of these celebration-worthy Seafood Thanksgiving Ideas! So holiday-perfect … whether you’re creating an entire seafood-focused menu, or just want to feature seafood in one stand-out course of your Thanksgiving dinner! ~

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Looking for alternative Thanksgiving dinner recipes that still feel festive … but aren’t the typical turkey and stuffing?

Me, too!

Since our {big!} extended family usually has at least three or four get-togethers throughout the Thanksgiving weekend, I need great recipe ideas that don’t leave us eating the same Thanksgiving fare meal after meal … after meal.

When I was a child, my mom often solved this dilemma by making one of our Thanksgiving dinners into a seafood feast, and we all adored it!

So, this year, I scavenged the Internet for fresh ideas to create a seafood extravaganza that would feel special enough, celebratory enough, to be worthy of any holiday buffet … and to elbow the traditional roast turkey right off the table.

I found fantastic recipes for nearly every part of the meal (well … except dessert!) – for pretty appetizers, attention-grabbing mains, and even side dishes.

Some easily scale up to feed a crowd, and others are just exactly perfect for a cozy, smaller gathering.

The hardest part will be deciding what to try first!

Seafood Thanksgiving Ideas

Want More Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas?

Maybe you don’t want seafood for every part of the meal? I’ve got ya! How about …

And how about some easy, produce-centered Thanksgiving side dishes that don’t involve fish or seafood?

Other recipes I highly recommend include:

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

I hope these recipe ideas make your meal planning a little easier, and your holiday feast a little more delicious.

And I hope that, whatever you serve, your Thanksgiving feast is satisfying, memorable, and very, very joyous!

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