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Our Favorite Holiday Entertaining Seafood Recipes

With the holiday season in full gear, chances are you need to find some party food to share with your favorite people.

Whether you are attending or hosting the festivities, store bought chips and dip aren’t going to cut it. Holiday appetizers are meant to be as dazzling as the bubbles in a coupe of champagne. Aqua Star is here to inspire your newest cooking adventures with the help of our sustainably and ethically sourced seafood partnered with scrumptious flavors and seafood decadence. Without further ado, here are a few of our very favorite festive appetizer recipes.  



1. Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

This elegant yet simple appetizer is fit for any occasion with bite sized morsels of plump mushrooms and packed with a cheesy, herb-filled crab stuffing. Hints of lemon, onion, and chives provide your tastebuds with a savory sensation that is balanced out with the creamy mixture of Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, and Aqua Star’s Blue Swimming Crab Claw Meat. Impress your guests this holiday season with this straightforward yet elegant recipe.  

crab stuffed mushrooms recipe

Serves: 4-6 | Level: Difficult | Time to Table: 45 minutes

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms


2. Buttery Garlic Crab Bruschetta

Our twist on the Italian classic, this buttery garlic crab bruschetta elevates any holiday party. While keeping the essential factors of a fresh baguette with grape tomatoes, we pile on the decadence with Aqua Star’s wild caught crab meat tossed together in a buttery and garlic rich olive oil. Forever change the way your guests think of bruschetta with this seafood-forward twist.  


Serves: 3-6 | Level: Moderate | Time to Table: 30 minutes

Buttery Garlic Crab Bruschetta


3. Maple Bourbon Glazed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon AND Bourbon?? Where could you go wrong! When it comes to this dish, the answer is nowhere. These bite-sized nibbles of our sustainably sourced shrimp engulfed in a layer of crispy bacon topped with a maple bourbon glaze are sure to get the party started. With hints of heat and sweet, this recipe hits all the holiday notes. Your taste buds will thank you later.  


Serves: 4-6 | Level: Moderate | Time to Table: 30 minutes

Maple Bourbon Glazed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp 


4. Mango Chutney with Butterfly Coconut Shrimp

Aqua Star’s crunchy and sweet Butterfly Coconut Shrimp partners with the likes of a warm, Indian-inspired mango chutney dipping sauce to become the life of the party. This recipe is simple and easy, yet endlessly flavorful and comforting during those chilly evening gatherings. Crispy, delectable coconut breading and tender shrimp are a perfect vessel for this tangy mango chutney sauce.  

Coconut Shrimp Mango Chutney

Serves: 6-8 | Level: Moderate | Time to Table: 1 hour 15 minutes

Mango Chutney with Butterfly Coconut Shrimp


5. Cheesy Crab Stuffed Phyllo Cups

This recipe is the definition of bite-sized elegance; a perfect party appetizer for all your Holiday gatherings. The decadent and creamy crab filling rests within delicate and flakey phyllo cups. Aqua Star’s Blue Swimming Crab Meat is complemented with bacon, garlic, parsley, and Parmesan cheese tucked perfectly within a classic shell of phyllo dough and baked until golden and crispy.  


Serves: 10-15 | Level: Easy | Time to Table: 60minutes

Cheesy Crab Stuffed Phyllo Cups


6. Shrimp and Mozzarella Caprese

We bet you’ve never seen Caprese like this! Give your guests that “WOW” factor when you present the table with our take on this classic dish. Baked over a bed of Aqua Star’s Wild Patagonian Pink Shrimp are fresh cherry tomatoes, melty mozzarella cheese, and a dollop of basil pesto dressing to tie these individually wonderful flavors together. Ready in just under 30 minutes, this is the easy last-minute recipe that we’re all looking for in our Holiday party preparations, but by no means skimps on dazzling.  


Serves: 4 | Level: Easy | Time to Table: 30 minutes

Shrimp & Mozzarella Caprese


May your Holiday parties be filled with joy, laughter, and Aqua Star’s sustainably sourced delicious seafood. Happy Holidays from all of us here at Aqua Star.  


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