From Coast to Coast: Seafood Cuisine of Summer

From sea to shining sea-coast to coast, summer is a prime season and reason for hosting a tasty boiled, steamed, or fried seafood cuisine of summer night dinner.

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Fish Camp 8 in. Enamelware Round Sandwich Plates (Set of 4)

Lobster, crab, gulf shrimp, clams, sea scallops, mussels cod, haddock are in East coast season.

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New England Clambake

Is anyone else thinking about the song, “Clambake” from the Elvis Presley movie of the same name?

Clambake, gonna have a clambake!

Good tunes frame a good time.

Seafood Cuisine of Summer

In keeping with the keep it summer simple rule of summer entertaining, I like the versatility a casual with an elegant twist style brings to the table or beach blanket.

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Keep the look simple and keep the guests guessing what decorating and entertaining surprise you’ll pull out of your beach bag of tricks.

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Building on a theme takes a lot of the guesswork out of decorating and tablescaping.

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The summer season comes ready to go with a ski boat load of ideas for themed parties and get-togethers with a catch of the day menu.

A cool beverage and a hot night can be all the theme you need, but if you’re looking for other theme ideas here’s a list of suggestions:

Reelin’, Chillin’ & Grillin’ Summer Nights

Seafood Bake-n-Boil

Nautical and Nice

Tropical Tails

Shrimp on the Barbie Under the Stars

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Majolica Palissy Small Lobster Plate

Majolica Palissy Small Lobster Plate

Crustacean Bib design by Sir/Madam

Crustacean Bib design by Sir/Madam

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Ever wonder why lemon is the seafood plate accessory of choice?

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Creole Seasoned Brown Sugar Pecan Topped Baked Tilapia

Lemon wakes up the natural flavors in seafood and fish.

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The bright bite of fresh meets citrus sweet and flavor balance is born.

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Lemon wraps make a pretty plate presentation and keep the lemons seeds contained.

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King crab, salmon, halibut, Pacific bay shrimp, sea scallops, swordfish, flounder, clams, oysters, calamari squid – Pacific perfection!

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This Crab and Lobster Seafood Rolls recipe from Chef Resha at CarnalDish is seafood cuisine of summer scrumptious.  Click on the link for the recipe.

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Seasoned to taste and region.

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Zatarains shrimp crab boil

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Put a southern spin on the seafood spread with a pan of buttermilk cornbread.

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From coast to coast and sea to shining sea, seafood lovers know the world is their oyster.

Love your style!