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Thanksgiving, a time of gratitude and gathering, traditionally centers around a golden-roasted turkey. But what if, this year, you opt for a Gulf Coast-inspired twist? We love any excuse to celebrate our "local catches," like a sensational seafood Thanksgiving spread, sourcing ingredients exclusively from the Gulf of Mexico – from appetizers to main courses and desserts.


  1. Gulf Shrimp Gazpacho Shots: Kick off your Gulf-inspired Thanksgiving with a taste of the coast. Serve small cups of chilled gazpacho infused with succulent Gulf shrimp, ripe tomatoes, bell peppers, and a hint of cilantro.

  2. Redfish Ceviche Tostadas: Elevate your appetizer game with tostadas topped with fresh redfish ceviche. The Gulf's bounty shines through with lime-marinated redfish, diced tomatoes, onions, and a sprinkle of cilantro for a burst of flavor.

  3. Crab-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms: Delight your guests with earthy Portobello mushrooms generously filled with a decadent mixture of Gulf crabmeat, cream cheese, garlic, and Gulf Coast herbs. Baked to perfection, these treats showcase the region's seafood excellence.

Main Courses:

  1. Blackened Gulf Shrimp Skewers: Put the spotlight on succulent Gulf shrimp coated in a flavorful blackened spice mix. Grilled to perfection, these skewers offer a taste of the Gulf's vibrant culinary scene.

  2. Gulf Seafood Gumbo: Transport your Thanksgiving table to the Louisiana bayous with a hearty Gulf seafood gumbo. Packed with Gulf shrimp, crab, andouille sausage, and okra, this dish embodies the region's rich culinary heritage.

  3. Pan-Seared Gulf Snapper with Citrus Glaze: Create a culinary masterpiece with pan-seared Gulf snapper drizzled in a citrus glaze. The sweet, flaky fish paired with the tangy glaze captures the essence of Gulf Coast dining.

  4. Grilled Whole Redfish with Herbs: Make a dramatic presentation with a whole redfish grilled to perfection. Seasoned with a blend of fresh Gulf Coast herbs, garlic, and lemon, this dish is a visual and flavorful showstopper.


  1. Key Lime Pie with Pecan Crust: Conclude your Gulf-inspired Thanksgiving feast with a classic key lime pie. The addition of a pecan crust provides a delightful nod to Gulf Coast flavors.

  2. Coconut and Mango Panna Cotta with Texas Honey Drizzle: Infuse a Gulf Coast twist into your dessert lineup with coconut and mango panna cotta. The creamy coconut base complements the vibrant mango coulis, while a drizzle of Texas honey adds a local touch.

  3. White Chocolate and Raspberry Seashell Truffles: Craft dessert art with white chocolate seashell truffles filled with a raspberry mousse. These visually stunning treats pay homage to the Gulf's rich marine life and satisfy the sweet tooth.

This Thanksgiving, break away from tradition and embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the Gulf of Mexico's seafood bounty. From tantalizing appetizers to sumptuous main courses and delightful desserts, a Gulf Coast-inspired Thanksgiving feast promises a memorable experience, showcasing the diversity and richness of this bountiful region. Celebrate gratitude with a coastal twist, savoring the flavors of the Gulf and creating a feast that reflects the unique culinary heritage of this coastal haven.

Better yet, pack your bags and spend your holidays on the coast! Let's find the perfect vacation home for your next great Thankgiving memory.

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