Celebrate the Holidays with Maryland Seafood

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The holidays are right around the corner, and that means it is time to start planning for this special time of year. Whether planning an extravagant feast for a large group of family and friends or an intimate celebration for two, make sure there is room on the dinner table for Maryland seafood!

Everyone loves the aroma wafting from the kitchen while the holiday meal is being prepared. This year, follow in a Maryland tradition of stuffing your turkey with “Skipjack Oyster Dressing” or treat guests to one of the many other delicious seafood recipes that take advantage of the savory flavors of salty oysters, sweet rockfish, and delicious fresh or pasteurized crab meat.

In addition to being tasty, Maryland seafood is also a nutritious addition to any holiday feast. It is low in fat, sodium and calories, and it contains important vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids for a healthy heart.

Make holiday meal planning easy with a recipe brochure from the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Seafood & Aquaculture Program, featuring 11 seafood recipes sure to please family and friends. From crab balls and fried oysters for appetizers to traditional Maryland oyster stew and stuffed rockfish, this brochure is essential for holiday entertaining.

The Maryland Seafood Holiday Brochure is available by sending a self-addressed and stamped envelope to: Maryland Seafood Holiday, 50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401, or call the recipe request line, toll free in Maryland at 888-841-5828. Outside of Maryland call 410-841-5972, or visit: www.marylandseafood.org.

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