It seems fitting that National Seafood Month is in October as autumn is the peak time to enjoy root vegetables and delectable spices. And BTW, Nautifish is very happy! Cooler temperatures also create heartier appetites seeking more satisfying and filling tastes which open up possibilities on your menu for intense seafood flavors. You may look to stick to traditional tastes or expand your horizons with more profound and unconventional dishes which still feature the tastes of the season. This month, tailor your menu or specials to include a few seafood options that are not only a nod to the celebration of seafood this month but which also mirror the bold flavors and colors of fall.
Appetizers are an easy and fun way to incorporate harvests from the sea into your overall menu. The choices they create can enhance your choices while unique tastes and flavors can enhance any dish. Seafood pizza can be a good choice as a bar appetizer or may also delight more sophisticated diners depending on the toppings you choose. Chowders, soups and heartier salads are good choices as well. Warm up diners who may have spent the day out in chilly weather with clam or seafood chowder, seafood soup or stew. Customers looking for lighter fare may appreciate a salad topped with shrimp, lobster or smoked scallops. This can be served as an appetizer or a larger version may be presented as an entrée for those looking for a healthier option.
If you’re not carrying it already, fish and chips needs to be on the menu; a simple dish with hearty and satisfying flavor. It can be served in the traditional style with ale-infused batter, a side of malt vinegar and sweet potatoes encompass fall essences. The dish may also be kicked-up a notch by being baked in honey and vinegar and served with peas for a nod to more traditional English-fare. And please, don’t forget Nautifish. We have all the items to make this a best seller on your menu!
However you choose to celebrate National Seafood Month at your restaurant, let Nautifish and AGAR help you with fresh seafood, spices and harvest vegetables to create dishes that compliment your menu and highlight the tastes of autumn.