Let me guess, the central focus of your annual holiday meal includes turkey, ham, or maybe a roast? How did I know, you ask? Because all of these main dishes are fairly traditional and often anticipated meals designed by families across the country. 

Not only are they delish, but they are also lower in fat and high in nutrients our bodies need as we head into the dark of the winter. 

Appetizers That Steal the Show

Serving fish may feel a little untraditional, but you will be amazed at how many of your guests will be delighted to feast upon seafood appetizers before the main meal. 

Taco bitesFish Taco Bites 

These mini sized fish tacos from Taste of Home are the perfect starter for any holiday meal. They are bite sized and a scrumptious way to start your holiday gathering. 

Our Channel Fish breaded fish sticks cut into small bites go perfectly atop a bed of lettuce, some shredded cheese and a tortilla chip. How easy is that as an appetizer to the main event?! 

Mini SlidersMini Sliders 

Who doesn’t love hand held fish sliders filled with delicious fried goodness? Add a bun, your favorite sauce and you have an appetizer hit that will please all your guests.

Main Meal Choices with Fish 

If you are offering several main dishes, why not make fish one of your choices? 

Butter Garlic fish meal Garlic Butter Cod 

This Garlic Butter Cod from EatWell101 is a healthy, tasty, and easy-to-cook option that is sure to delight your family and friends. Add your favorite veggie on the side and you have not only a flaky, pan-seared fish perfection, but you have that buttery garlic taste with every bite! 

Honey Garlic Salmon 

This flaky honey garlic salmon, also from EatWell101, is super easy and only takes about 20 minutes to bake in the oven which means if you are planning a turkey or ham it could pop in after they are done cooking. 

All you need for this scrumptious dish is a few fillets of salmon and all of your spices and sauces  including: honey mustard, local honey, paprika, paper, red pepper flames, olive oil, cilantro, lemon, and of course your favorite…garlic. 

What are you making for your holiday entertaining? Let us know how you are preparing your favorite fish dish and how your family and friends liked it!