Holiday Party Planning with Cameron’s Seafood
Hosting a holiday party does not have to be stressful, especially with Cameron’s Seafood to help! We’ve developed some tips for any host to make the most of their soiree.
Easy does it…Easy does not have to mean unimpressive. Planning for ease will allow you more time interacting with your guests (and having a good time). Self serve buffets and appetizers are the perfect way to achieve ease.
- Self Serve Crab Cake Sliders- Everyone loves a crab cake sandwich and Cameron’s Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes come already mixed with easy to follow cooking instructions. To make slider sized crab cakes, portion the mix into mini cakes, I typically get 6-8 mini cakes from one container and cook following the handy instructions that come with your delivery.
Set up your crab cake buffet with assorted mini breads and rolls (I love mixing it up with artisan bread), toppings (baby lettuces, tomatoes, pickles, onions, coleslaw, cheeses, etc…) and condiments (go traditional and fancy, I like finding pre-made Italian truffle sauces and fancy mustards).
- Savory Soups- Holiday parties mean chilly traveling and nothing warms up a crowd like soup. Cameron’s Homemade Seafood Soups are ready made and come with easy reheating instructions. Serve an assortment of soup with fun, classic and fancy crackers, I like having mini bowls of chopped fresh herbs and lemon wedges available as self serve garnishes. Also, if you use bread bowls (hollowed out large rolls) you’ll have less dishes to clean up!
DIY (Do it yourself) stations for beverages and food are a great way to make a lasting impression with minimal fuss and maximum fun.
- Create Your Own Shrimp Cocktail– Using Cameron’s Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail create a station where guests can customize their own dips. Have traditional condiments like cocktail and tartar and have fun add-in’s like chipotle seasoning, hot sauce, lime wedges, avocado, salsa and ranch dressing. Add some fun accompaniments to the table like tortilla chips, crostini and crackers.
- Create Your Own Lobster Rolls- A great party idea for any lobster loving crowd. Cameron’s Lobster Meat comes already picked and cooked with easy to follow reheating instructions. Serve hot in warm drawn butter with lobster roll buns (or hot dog rolls) with fun toppings like baby lettuces, garlic aioli, capers, sweet relish, pickled onions, spicy mayonnaise, jalapeños, avocados, fresh herbs and lemon wedges. I like having fun flavored potato chips, displayed in bowls, to go along with the lobster rolls.
Buy Seafood Online
You can buy all of the delicious seafood listed in this recipe from our online store. As we say, ‘from shore to door, 3 days fresher than the grocery store’-all of our seafood is delivered right to your door, fast, so you can spend less time shopping and more time at the party. That’s convenience you need during the busy holidays!
We love a good party and would be thrilled to see your holiday party pics, tips and recipe ideas on any of our social pages, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter be sure to tag us @cameronsseafoodonline. Happy Holidays from Cameron’s Seafood!
By: Patterson Watkins