This year during lent we’ve been trying to find ways to make our Friday night dinners interesting. I’ve made Salmon, we’ve attended a Fish Fry at Old Saint Mary’s in Over the Rhine, and then this week I decided to make a seafood smorgasbord for dinner. I had some shrimp in the freezer, but I wanted to pair that with some more seafood to make a small buffet of sorts with delicious seafood. I stopped by my favorite local seafood store, Keegan’s Seafood. Their seafood is really beyond compare, I have loved everything I’ve purchased from this shop. (EDIT – Sadly, Keegan’s is no longer open. Now I shop at Luken’s at Findlay Market).
Today I picked up mussels and scallops to pair with the shrimp I already had. I spent quite a while this afternoon perusing recipes trying to find the perfect ones. Meaning….I wanted recipes that seemed easy enough to put together with what I had on hand but had a high star rating to indicate deliciousness.
I ended up creating a meal that was scrumptious and I was quite pleased with myself, especially when my nine year old annihilated the mussels. I put a plate together for each of the kids that had a little bit of each seafood item on the menu, and asked them to at least try a bite of each, and they obliged. I love introducing them to new foods, and I love it even more when they find a new food to love. Below are the links for tonight’s recipes…I hope you enjoy trying them in your home as well!
Lenten Seafood Dinner ::
UPDATE ~ We recreated this seafood smorgasboard again and I added Slow Cooker Garlic Asiago Risotto and it was the PERFECT side to pair with this seafood!