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40 Best Christmas Seafood Recipes (+ Easy Dinner Ideas)

Bring the flavors of the sea to your holiday dinner table with these Christmas seafood recipes!

It’s the perfect time to get together with family and friends while indulging in delicious foods.

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Are you planning a full-blown seafood feast? Looking for an addition to your Christmas spread?

Whatever you have in mind, you’ll find lots of ideas in this roundup!

From flavorful appetizers to hearty soups and festive main courses, there’s always something to love.

Ready? Wear your apron and get ready to cook up some holiday magic!

1. Popcorn Shrimp

Start your Christmas feast with a flavor bomb and make this popcorn shrimp recipe!

It’s sweet, salty, and crunchy. With just one bite, it’ll transport you to flavor town.

The shrimp is coated with a mix of spices for the ultimate taste sensation.

Whether you serve it with marinara or sweet chili sauce, you’ll love every bite.

These little morsels boast rich flavors that’ll blow you away!

2. Asian Chili Garlic Prawns (Shrimp)

Spice up your Christmas dinner party with these saucy, spicy chili garlic prawns!

The tender prawns are coated with sweet, garlicky sauce with a deep sesame hint.

The sauce is infused with a kick of heat from chili flakes that’ll surely make every bite fantastic.

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Serve this dish on a bed of rice and enjoy a satisfying holiday meal!

3. Pomegranate and Orange Glazed Salmon with Stir-Fried Vegetables

Nothing beats a bright, zesty dish if you’re looking for the perfect holiday treat. 

And this pomegranate and orange-glazed salmon will surely liven up your Christmas dinner!

It combines pomegranate, orange, and rich sauces for an explosion of sweet and tangy flavors.

This dish is paired with stir-fried veggies for a hearty, crunchy contrast.

4. New England Clam Chowder

A warm bowl of soup always completes our holiday celebration. And if you’re like me, you’ll love this dish. 

New England clam chowder is the perfect blend of clams, potatoes, milk, and bacon.

It’s rich and creamy, with just a hint of saltiness from the seafood. The flavors are simple but delicious. They make the chilly holiday cozier.

Serve it with fresh bread to soak up all the deliciousness!

5. Salmon with Cranberry Ginger Mustard Sauce

This recipe is perfect if you want to bring brightness to your holiday spread!

The sweet, tart cranberries and the aromatic kick of ginger are a match made in heaven.

When paired with the rich, buttery salmon, it’s a party you can’t miss.

Best of all, this dish only takes 20 minutes to make!

6.  Island-Style Seared Scallops with Mango Salsa

Bring the flavors of paradise to your celebration with these island-style seared scallops with mango salsa.

The salsa offers a burst of freshness to contrast the buttery, umami-rich scallops.

It’s sure to impress everyone at your Christmas dinner party.

Every bite of this dish will surely transport you to a tropical island.

7. 15-Minute Canned Salmon Dip

Here’s the solution if you’re in a pinch and need something quick for an appetizer!

This canned salmon dip is a 15-minute wonder packed with flavors and fantastic texture.

The cream cheese coats the salmon with fluffy and velvety goodness.

It’s mixed with lemon juice, dill, and green onion to cut through the richness.

Serve it as a dip for crackers or a spread for bagels for the ultimate treat!

8. Baked Stuffed Lobster with Shrimp

Need to make a delicious dinner for Christmas? Try this baked stuffed lobster with shrimp!

It’s guaranteed to be a hit with your family and friends.

The juicy lobsters are loaded with shrimp, herbs, and spices for the ultimate flavor bomb.

It’s a restaurant-quality meal that cooks in less than one hour!

The best part? It has a fantastic presentation that makes this dish a total showstopper!

9. Easy Classic Lobster Rolls

Looking for a light, festive meal that’s easy to make but still looks fantastic? This lobster roll recipe is the answer!

Break out the crusty bread and spread some butter on it.

Then, stuff it with fresh lobster meat with some mayonnaise and fresh chives.

The soft bite of bread and juicy lobster meat will impress your guests.

10. Lobster Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

Do you love lobster but hate the mess of cracking open a shell? Then, you’ll love this recipe!

This recipe combines tender lobster gnocchi and hearty mac and cheese.

The perfect marriage of creamy goodness and fluffy bites will make your tastebuds jump.

Each bite bursts with comforting flavors that’ll feel like a hug on a chilly holiday.

11. Lobster Ravioli with Amazing Sage Butter Sauce

Get ready for a flavor explosion as you bite this lobster ravioli!

These little pockets of flavor are loaded with lobster meat and creamy ricotta.

They’re drizzled with sage brown butter sauce for a luxurious, restaurant-quality dish.

Let’s just say you’ll want to ensure plenty of servings are ready.

12. Lobster Salad

Lobster salad is an easy way to bring the flavors of the ocean into your kitchen.

It’s loaded with juicy, succulent lobsters with a refreshing contrast from the veggies and tangy dressing.

This dish is a holiday must-have if you want a fresh, meaty salad for starters!

13. Classic Lobster Thermidor

This classic lobster recipe is a crowd-pleaser, no matter what the occasion.

The creamy sauce, tender lobster, and rich spices make it the ultimate flavor bomb.

This dish will warm your heart and fill your stomach with each bite.

14. Butter Poached Lobster Tails

Do you want lobster tails to be part of your holiday spread? You can’t just boil a lobster tail and expect it to be delicious.

That’s where these butter-poached lobster tails come in! With every bite, the succulent meat drips with butter and juiciness.

Trust me, you’ve never had lobster like this before.

15. Creamy Bacon Lobster Tails

Try creamy bacon lobster tails if you’re looking for a meal that’ll make your mouth water.

This dish combines juicy lobster and melted cheese in a way that’s dripping with decadence. 

The bacon adds a subtle crisp to contrast the melt-in-your-mouth tenderness of lobster meat.

It’s a taste sensation that will leave you wanting more!

16. Classic Lobster Newburg

There’s nothing quite like the taste of a classic lobster Newburg.

The creamy sauce coats every inch of your fork as you dig into this dish.

You’ll love the sublime combination of pastry shells and tender lobster when you take a bite.

This recipe takes about 30 minutes to make, but it’s truly fantastic!

17. Kevin’s Lobster Bisque Soup

What’s your favorite thing to eat on a cold Christmas day?

It’s a tricky question, but if you ask me, there’s only one answer: lobster bisque.

Nothing beats the warm feeling this creamy, savory soup brings with every sip.

And the tender bites of lobster ultimately will fill you up and make your heart flutter.

It’ll make you want to curl up by the fire while listening to Christmas carols!

18. Seafood Spaghetti Marinara

A bowl of spaghetti with hearty red sauce always completes the holiday menu. And this seafood spaghetti marinara is just perfect!

The marinara sauce coats the pasta with bright, rich flavors that pair perfectly with lobsters.

It’s flavorful, hearty, and will leave you super full.

Best of all, this recipe takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish.

19. Creamy Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Creamy sauce, garlic, and shrimp are a mouthful of flavor, aren’t they? That’s why we love this creamy garlic shrimp pasta!

It’s bursting with rich, comforting flavors thanks to the combination of butter, cheese, and garlic.

But the star of this dish is the succulent shrimp, making every bite an absolute delight.

Once you try this dish, you’ll surely make this even if it’s not Christmas!

20. Creamy Scallop Pasta

Cream scallop pasta is a delicious and easy Christmas dish. And it’s an excellent choice for busy families.

It’s rich, creamy, and satisfying, with just enough flavor to make it special.

The flavors pair beautifully, so you get a creamy, dreamy dish that doesn’t overwhelm your palate.

The scallops lend a mild, buttery taste that makes each bite divine!

21. Coconut Shrimp

Make your holiday party extra special with this easy coconut shrimp recipe!

The shrimp is coated with flour, bread crumbs, and coconut, then deep-fried to perfection.

It comes out of the skillet to a crispy, golden, and flavorful treat.

Serve it with a sweet chili sauce for an irresistible starter!

22. Baked Stuffed Shrimp

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and food. And what’s the best way to celebrate all three?

With this mouthwatering recipe for baked stuffed shrimp!

Each shrimp is loaded with crisp crackers, shallots, butter, and sherry wine for a flavor explosion. 

The dish is best served with fluffy rice, mashed potatoes, and fresh salad for a light holiday meal.

23. Crab Cakes

Crab cakes for Christmas? Why not? They’re easy to make, easy to eat, and oh-so-delicious.

These crab cakes are loaded with the juiciness of crab meat seasoned to flavor perfection.

Whether you fry, broil, or bake them, they always turn out delicious!

24. Garlic Shrimp Risotto

This Christmas, get into the holiday spirit with a mouthwatering dish: garlic shrimp risotto.

It’s a simple recipe that boasts rich, creamy flavors from the succulent shrimp and spices.

Plus, it’s a complete meal, so you’ll feel satisfied!

This meal will surely make your Christmas Day feel cozier!

25. Crab Cheese Ball

If your Christmas table looks a little bare, this crab cheese ball is a must-serve!

This mouthwatering treat features hearty crab meat, cheddar, and mozzarella rolled into a ball.

It’s coated with chives for a bright green color that’ll wow your guests.

Once you serve this crab cheese ball, it’ll become a Christmas tradition!

26. Garlic Butter Baked Shrimp (Party Shrimp)

How about a bit of garlic butter-baked shrimp for Christmas?

The aroma of garlic butter wafting from the kitchen will make your mouth water.

It coats the shrimp with deliciousness that drips with flavors as you take a bite.

It’s easy to make, and it doesn’t take long at all. With this recipe, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious meal in no time!

27. Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

With the holidays approaching, it’s time to think about the appetizer to serve. 

And this smoked salmon deviled eggs recipe is perfect!

It has the classic creamy goodness with an elegant touch of smoked salmon.

Plus, it has a fantastic presentation that’ll make your guests anticipate what’s on your menu.

28. Crab Dip

Start your holiday party with a big bowl of this hearty crab dip!

This delicious dip is loaded with cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and succulent crab meat.

It has a kick of spice from the hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce.

The result is a delicious dip that can make your holidays extra special.

Serve your favorite crackers, bread, or veggies, and dig into this dip!

29. Smoked Salmon Mousse

Kick off your holiday celebration with a serving of this smoked salmon mousse!

This light, creamy mousse features cream cheese and salmon blended with a dash of spices.

It’s best served when piped into cucumber rounds for a crisp, refreshing contrast.

This dish is a 5-minute wonder that’ll make your guests swoon with delight!

30. Air Fryer Salmon Patties

What’s better than a Christmas dinner? A Christmas dinner that is healthy, easy to make, and delicious!

And these air-fryer salmon patties totally fit the bill!

Made with minced salmon, flour, and spices, they cook up to crisp and juicy perfection.

Serve them with a side of aioli sauce for a creamy, tart contrast to the umami-rich patties!

31. Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

It’s time to wear your party pants and prepare for the holidays!

And what better way than to start with a Mexican shrimp cocktail?

The rich sauce coats the shrimp with spicy and sour flavors. It’s served in margarita glasses for a fun and beautiful presentation.

Trust me, this appetizer never fails to impress.

32. Spicy New Orleans Shrimp

Are you hosting a Christmas party and want to spice up your meal? Then, make this spicy New Orleans shrimp.

The tender shrimp are cooked in a rich, spicy sauce to soak up all the deliciousness.

The aroma will fill your home as you prepare to dine with family and friends.

This recipe is easy, but it’s sure to be the highlight of your meal!

33. Curry Crab Dip

Looking for a delicious new way to enjoy the holidays?

Look no further than this curry crab dip. It’s creamy, spicy, and perfect for dipping your favorite crackers and veggies.

It’s so easy to make! Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, and it’s ready to serve.

34. Roasted Pomegranate Salmon

This roasted pomegranate salmon is the perfect centerpiece for your holiday table.

The salmon fillet is coated with a sweet, tangy marinade that bakes up to juicy perfection.

It’s served with sautéed fennel bulbs and shallots with pomegranate seeds for a festive touch.

It’s easy enough for beginners but impressive enough for dinner parties!

35. Easy Raspberry Glazed Salmon

Say hello to the easiest and most delicious way to eat fish!

Made with raspberry preserves, soy sauce, and salmon, it’s a 3-ingredient wonder.

With every bite, this simple recipe will surprise you with a burst of rich, aromatic flavors.

It’s the perfect dish to serve for last-minute Christmas dinner prep!

36. Baked Oysters with Shallot Herb Butter and Prosciutto

Christmas is a time for celebration and joy, but it’s also a time for indulgence!

That’s why I love these baked oysters with shallow herb butter and prosciutto.

Just imagine the butter melting into the oysters and mixing with the shallot herb sauce.

The briny oysters blend perfectly with the aromatic herbs and delicately sweet prosciutto.

Every bite is just divine!

37. Fish Tacos 

Need a last-minute Christmas meal idea? Why not showcase a flair for Mexican flavors with this easy fish tacos recipe?

These mouthwatering tacos are filled with fish, crisp veggies, creamy sauce, and a ton of deliciousness.

Each bite bursts with fantastic flavors and textures that’ll blow you away.

It’s the perfect choice for your holiday party or just because!

38. Oysters Kilpatrick

The season of giving is coming up.

And what better way to celebrate the holidays than by treating yourself to a decadent meal?

The oysters are drizzled with savory, spicy sauce and smoked bacon. They’re juicy, saucy, and flavorful.

Best of all, they’re ready in just 10 minutes!

39. Parmesan-Crusted White Fish

Nothing says “Christmas” like a mouthwatering white fish coated in a crispy parmesan crust.

Each bite bursts with a crisp, flaky texture loaded with delicious flavors.

It’s light and flavorful, so it’ll wow even the pickiest of eaters.

With this recipe, you can bring the whole family together in minutes!

40. Smoked Salmon Bruschetta

What’s not to love about smoked salmon bruschetta? It’s rich and meaty, but it’s also delicate and sweet.

And when paired with tomatoes, basil, and buttery toast, you have one heck of a party.

This simple appetizer is fast and easy to make but packs a big flavor punch.

With a mix of fresh and smoky flavors, it’ll be the hit of your holiday feast.

40 Best Christmas Seafood Recipe Collection

Try these Christmas seafood recipes for a feast to remember! From shrimp to salmon to lobster and crab cakes, these holiday dinner ideas are all winners.

Ingredients

  • Popcorn Shrimp

  • Asian Chili Garlic Prawns (Shrimp)

  • Pomegranate and Orange Glazed Salmon with Stir-Fried Vegetables

  • New England Clam Chowder

  • Salmon with Cranberry Ginger Mustard Sauce

  • Island-Style Seared Scallops with Mango Salsa

  • 15 15 -Minute Canned Salmon Dip

  • Baked Stuffed Lobster with Shrimp

  • Easy Classic Lobster Rolls

  • Lobster Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

  • Lobster Ravioli with Amazing Sage Butter Sauce

  • Lobster Salad

  • Classic Lobster Thermidor

  • Butter Poached Lobster Tails

  • Creamy Bacon Lobster Tails

  • Classic Lobster Newburg

  • Kevin’s Lobster Bisque Soup

  • Seafood Spaghetti Marinara

  • Creamy Garlic Shrimp Pasta

  • Creamy Scallop Pasta

  • Coconut Shrimp

  • Baked Stuffed Shrimp

  • Crab Cakes

  • Garlic Shrimp Risotto

  • Crab Cheese Ball

  • Garlic Butter Baked Shrimp (Party Shrimp)

  • Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

  • Crab Dip

  • Smoked Salmon Mousse

  • Air Fryer Salmon Patties

  • Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

  • Spicy New Orleans Shrimp

  • Curry Crab Dip

  • Roasted Pomegranate Salmon

  • Easy Raspberry Glazed Salmon

  • Baked Oysters with Shallot Herb Butter and Prosciutto

  • Fish Tacos

  • Oysters Kilpatrick

  • Parmesan Crusted White Fish

  • Smoked Salmon Bruschetta

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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