Game Day Appetizers for Seafood Lovers

family cheering for their football teamFall is here and that means football season is too! If you are one of the many families who gather in front of their television set on Sunday afternoons – cheering on their favorite team – you know how important it is to have some delicious appetizers prepared for easy eating between plays. While seafood may not be the first snack to come to mind, it can make a unique and tasty change from the usual chips and salsa. From salmon to shrimp there are plenty of options to choose from to keep your group energized and upbeat throughout the game.

Smoked Salmon Spread

Add some flavor to your tray of crackers with this fun (and easy to make) recipe. With only six ingredients and no cooking involved, you can even make this spread at halftime!

Ingredients: 

  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 12 oz smoked salmon 
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 drops hot sauce
  • 1 tsp chopped dill weed
  • 2 Tbsp chopped green onion

Directions: 

  • Chop salmon, dill weed and green onion, then set aside.
  • Stir cream cheese in a medium size bowl until smooth.
  • Add salmon, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, dill and onion. Mix Well.
  • Stir and serve with crackers.

Recipe from allrecipes.com.

Baked Crab and Artichoke Dip

A typical game day food, artichoke dip is one of our favorites. The best way to make it your own: Add some crab meat! Baked in a bread bowl, this gourmet meal will require almost no cleanup, which means you can catch the Sunday evening game as well.

Ingredients:

  •  16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 lb crab meat
  • 14 oz artichoke bottoms
  • 6 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup green onions
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 cloves garlich
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp tarragon
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 round loaf sourdough bread

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • Mix all ingredients together, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cut the top 1/3 off the loaf of bread, then remove bread filling.
  • Place remaining bread bowl in your baking dish.
  • Fill with mixture and bake for 30 minutes.

Recipe from allrecipes.com.

Bacon Wrapped…Anything

Whether you are a fan of shrimp, lobster or scallops, you can make it game day fare with a little bacon. Here at Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. we sell bacon wrapped lobster tails, but you could also purchase shrimp or scallops and wrap your own. A crowd pleaser that your whole party will love, stick these treats in the oven as the game begins for a second quarter snack.

Enjoy the big game with these delicious appetizers and celebrate your victory with a gourmet meal. From swordfish steaks to seafood burgers, there are plenty of tasty options to try! Pick out your fresh Maine seafood online or call us at 1-800-967-4268 to place your order. Next day shipping is always included.

Written by Cape Porpoise Lobster Co.

Cape Porpoise Lobster Co.

When put quite simply: Cape Porpoise Lobster Company is the best of the best when it comes to quality seafood. In picturesque Cape Porpoise, Maine, in the village of Kennebunkport lies Cape Porpoise Pier. The Pier is an active fishing port; our people can be found right in the middle of all of this activity. It is in this port where we buy our lobsters, shrimp, mussels, and other fresh seafood–directly from the fishermen at the pier.

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