Although Thanksgiving is traditionally associated with Turkey, holidays such as Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and others don’t necessarily subscribe to a certain fixed food for celebration. If instead of the traditional holiday menu, you’re looking to stray from the norm, keep reading for three Channel Fish recommended holiday recipes to warm your heart and belly this holiday season.    

These recipe ideas are, of course, entirely up to personalization, to best fit the standards of the holiday meal you desire to make.


Seafood Stew 

The holidays are a time for celebration and (sometimes) excess. If you cannot decide on one type of seafood to serve for dinner, consider preparing a stew of all your favorites combined into one delicious meal. Whether you decide to prepare a hearty chowder, a creamy bisque, or a traditional stew, preparing a warm soup chock full of the best seafood varieties sounds like a great way to ring in the new year. 


Lemon Garlic Butter Baked Cod 

Although cod is traditionally enjoyed in its battered and fried state, when cooked in creamy butter with a hint of lemon, a whole new realm of delicacy is brought out. Preparing lemon garlic butter baked cod as your holiday entree will be a delicious finale to a great feast, that is still light enough to leave guests with enough room to enjoy other options at the dinner table. 

Serve with asparagus or green beans, alongside the rest of your favorite Christmas dishes. 


Linguine with Clam Sauce 

If you are looking to incorporate a little Italian spice into your holiday meal, linguine with clam sauce is both delicious, filling, and easy to prepare! Be sure to buy fresh, living clams from a fish market you trust, and the rest of the ingredients are completely customizable to your preferences. 

This dish is simple, requiring only two pans to prepare and can be done in under 30 minutes. Serve with your favorite holiday vegetable dishes and let your guests enjoy, this recipe is also very easy to make large portions of if you have a large group to feed. 

Although not the traditional holiday go-to option, incorporating seafood into your festive feasts will be a healthy, delicious, and surprisingly easy swap to make. To learn more seafood recipes visit our Channel Fish blog.