We’re coming up on my husband’s birthday and this year he’s requested a seafood themed dinner. Seems easy enough, but there are a lot of recipes to choose from. I would also like to try a few different things for him. We eat Salmon weekly, so that one’s out. Beyond that I have an ocean to choose from. Let’s get started.
One recipe that I haven’t tried yet, but want to make, is crab cakes. My trusty “Back to Basics” cookbook has a crab cake recipe and it looks delicious. The only thing that’s a little off putting is the lengthy list of ingredients. Knowing that I’ll be making a few different items makes me a little leery of anything that could be too time consuming. I’ll keep it on the list for now.
Shrimp is usually a winner and I have just the recipe for it. I made these Shrimp Puffs a while back and they were a huge hit! They only require a few ingredients and they’re easy to make. Plus, they make a lot. You could easily fill up just on these puffs. I’m thinking these are a definite yes.
Another option that I’m considering is a Seafood Alfredo with Homemade Pasta. I’ve made pasta before so I know it’s pretty easy and I can make it in advance and freeze it so I’m not too overwhelmed on the day of the dinner. This also allows me to mix up the seafood offerings. I could have shrimp, scallops, calamari, or whatever else sounds good. Plus, who doesn’t love a good Alfredo?
While we’re considering pasta dishes I should also think about a Homemade Pasta with Clam Sauce. I’ve made this a few times, once for my mother-in-law’s birthday, and it’s excellent. I’ve used the canned clams, I know fresh is better, but the taste is still great without the big price tag. Oh, the decisions.
These are just a few of the recipes I’m choosing from. I always like to make birthday dinners special and the menu planning is a big part of it. So far, I’m planning on making around three main courses along with salad and side dish. We’ll see what I end up with, but I know it’s going to be delicious!
Until next time!