Lighten up your menu with a flavorful catch from The Fresh Market.
Whether you’re serving a Feast of the Seven Fishes or simply want to broaden your holiday dinner horizons, it’s a wonderful time to savor seafood from The Fresh Market! We offer everything from sauté-ready Ultimate Lump Crab Cakes and pre-marinated fillets to Wild Alaskan Cod and Atlantic Salmon—perfect for starters and entrées alike.
We also carry premium shellfish, including tender Sea Scallops, all-natural Wild American Shrimp, Chesapeake Bay Middleneck Clams and Shucked Chesapeake Oysters. Don’t forget our wild-caught Lobster Tails, which make a gorgeous holiday centerpiece (especially paired with rich melted butter and fresh lemon wedges). Ready for a seafaring feast? Scroll down for some of our favorite seasonal shellfish recipes.
All of our crab cakes are ideal for holiday entertaining – just sauté and serve as a delicious main course or starter. These guest favorites are filled with tender, succulent meat, so each bite is consistently satisfying and full of flavor. We make our Ultimate Lump Crab Cakes with more than 70% crab meat and simple ingredients that enhance the delicate flavor of the crab. No filler, no fluff—just pure, meaty goodness! Pair them with spicy Sriracha aioli, prepare our easy recipe for Herbed Meyer Lemon Aioli (it’s also delicious on your favorite fish fillets), or try our simple recipe for Old Bay Aioli.
Wild North Atlantic Lobster Tails
Lobster Tails always make an impressive dish, especially during the holidays. Fresh from the cold waters of the North Atlantic, our wild-caught tails are full of flavor. For a truly indulgent way to enjoy lobster as the star of your meal, try Lobster Pasta with Pink Pesto Sauce. Need some pointers on cooking lobster tails? See below for step-by-step instructions on how to prepare these succulent favorites.
Sea Scallops also make a delectable addition to your holiday menu. Ours are always dry packed and chemical free, meaning they haven’t been soaked to add extra weight. When cooked, they’re crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside and always a sensation. Impress your guests with our recipe for Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops for an irresistible side or starter. Our velvety Potato Fennel Soup With Seared Sea Scallops is the perfect eye-catching dish to showcase these delectable morsels.
1Wild American Shrimp
Our shrimp are always an excellent choice, any time of year. Caught at peak seasonality, these succulent shellfish have no additives or preservatives, so each bite is rich in flavor and naturally delicious. Try Wild American Shrimp in a Cajun Andouille Shrimp Skillet for a quick and delicious meal.
Wild caught on the York River—one of the major tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay—our oysters are plump, hardy and fresh. They’re also great for entertaining, so they’re the perfect seafood starter for holiday gatherings.
If you’re serving our In-Shell Chesapeake Oysters, try them with something a little different, like savory granita. Our Peppery Pink Grapefruit and Champagne Granita is the perfect make-ahead topper, with a lovely citrus flavor and refreshing zing from bubbly and a hint of pink peppercorn. We also love vibrant green Cucumber Cilantro Lime Granita with zesty tequila, jalapeño and cilantro.
Prefer your oysters shucked? We offer those, too. They’re perfect for oyster stew or added to our favorite recipe for oyster stuffing.
1Chesapeake Bay Middleneck Clams
If you’re in the market for a seafood entrée, you can’t go wrong with Shellfish Linguini. Our Chesapeake Bay Middleneck Clams are the perfect addition to this crowd-pleasing recipe. Pro Tip: After cooking your clams, be sure to discard any tightly-clamped shells.