I know what you’re thinking. “What does fish have to do with Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is all about Turkey”! Well, maybe to some, but believe it or not Thanksgiving is one of our heaviest times of the year. Why is that? Just look at the first Thanksgiving, or perhaps I should say, the “Fish Thanksgiving!”
At the First Thanksgiving, turkey was actually not the main attraction. Being in a coastal area, seafood was in fact one of the main stars of the Thanksgiving show. Lobster, mussels, clams, oysters, and eels made up the bulk of the menu. Fresh cod and bass were also served up by the dozen. In fact, it was said that Chief Massasoit went to and from the ocean “carrying as many eels as he could handle”.
Today the tradition of seafood still holds true in many households. In the Northeast, lobster is commonly found side by side with the turkey, on the West Coast it’s not unheard of to have a nice slab of salmon in the center of the table and here in the Gulf region, especially in Louisiana, seafood-heavy jambalaya is a Thanksgiving dinner staple. There are many great Seafood Thanksgiving recipes to share (oyster stuffing anyone?) and we've included several below to pair with our specials!
We hope this will be a means to you enjoying your holiday to the fullest with the freshest and most premium of seafood the ocean has to offer. From our family to yours, have a happy Thanksgiving!