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Warm up your winter with a seafood chowder recipe, entertain your holiday party guests with seafood party platters, or treat the family to a delicious salmon roast for dinner.

Holiday Seafood Appetizers

Whether you're enjoying an intimate family get-together or bringing together friends for a dinner party, delight guests with simple seafood holiday appetizers. They don't have to take a ton of time or effort to be delicious when you're choosing the right recipes to start with.

oysters on crushed ice with lemon herb mignonette overtop

Oyster appetizers

Fresh oysters are perfect for a New Year's Eve party, with flavour profiles from salty to sweet or citrusy to delicate. Pair with a lemon-herb mignonette or try your hand at Classic Oysters Rockefeller, a sophisticated baked oyster dish with creamy cheese and buttery breadcrumbs.

Black tiger shrimp ring, shrimp toasts, and shrimp dinner with rice and broccoli all arranged on marble Surface

Shrimp appetizers

For a simple holiday appetizer with shrimp, try seasoning before wrapping in prosciutto or pair with a chorizo on a skewer. But you can serve it all kinds of ways—just pick up a bag or ring of the new frozen Compliments Naturally Simple Black Tiger Shrimp and let your culinary creativity run wild! Responsibly sourced, with no additives, preservatives or added phosphates mean that you can feel good about offering incredible quality to your loved ones.

Looking for an easier holiday app? Thaw the Compliments Naturally Simple Black Tiger Shrimp Ring and serve up with your sauce of choice.

Charcuterie platter, veggie platter, and pastry tray arranged with a plate of cheese and freshly cut Vegetable

Even easier entertaining: Safeway Entertaining Trays

Be the host with the most (without any of the extra work) and order a seafood Entertaining Tray, ideal for any holiday get-together. Our made-to-order trays are crafted with care on the day of pickup. A convenient entertaining solution for gatherings of any size, any occasion, or everyday needs. Order and pay online or by phone.

Seafood chowder in beige bowl on wooden board with spoon dipped into the Bowl.

Warming Seafood Chowder Recipes

Nothing warms the insides after a snowball fight, ski session, or walk in the woods like a nourishing bowl of seafood chowder. Here are four different options for seafood chowder recipes fit for a winter feast!

Easy seafood chowder with salmon, cod and scallops

Wild Pacific salmon fillets, wild cod fillets, and Wild Atlantic Canada sea scallops combined with potatoes and celery make for a wholesome Easy Seafood Chowder recipe that's perfect for a relaxing lunch after hitting the slopes.

Supreme seafood chowder with salmon, shrimp, scallops, and whitefish

A filling seafood chowder that incorporates the Supreme Seafood Mix (a mix of cubed whitefish and salmon fillets, scallops, and shrimp), Supreme Seafood Chowder is packed with delicious nibbles.

Quick Clam Chowder

For a quick lunch when you're short on time but you still want something generous to keep you going, check out this recipe for an easy and classic clam chowder.

Smoked Salmon Chowder

For a seafood chowder alternative, consider this Smoked Salmon Chowder recipe. Perfect for when you're on the hunt for a nice meal, but aren't in the mood for anything heavy.

Seafood recipes for holiday dinner 

Looking for a new holiday dinner main this year? Shake things up this season and serve up salmon or halibut in place of turkey or ham.

Salmon, Cheddar & Spinach Roast

Got a lot on your plate this holiday season? Visit our Seafood Dept. to pick up a prepared salmon roast. Made with cold-water shrimp, bacon, spinach, cheddar cheese, and an herb and garlic marinade, it'll become a new family fave​. Order or reserve ahead of time and request the size you need for your gathering.

roasted halibut with capers olives Tomatoes

Roasted Halibut with Capers, Olives & Tomatoes

Halibut may not be your immediate go-to for a holiday dinner—but why not? As the “king of groundfish,” it’s a versatile protein that suits almost any method of cooking. Bring the feeling of wintertime to life with Roasted Halibut with Capers, Olives & Tomatoes.

Roasted Maple Salmon & Brussels Sprouts

Maple flavour says "the holiday winter season is here!" Cooked with a side of roasted Brussels sprouts, this roasted maple salmon recipe is a complete one-sheet-pan meal that looks expert level (but is a walk in the park to make). A great choice for a last-minute gathering or unexpected dinner guests.

oasted maple salmon brussels Sprouts

Visit our experts in the Seafood Dept. to get your questions answered. Check out our Service Case, where we skin, portion, or marinate any fillets upon request. All you have to do is ask!

*Stay safe. Please respect and follow all public health guidelines when celebrating the season.