If you’re looking for an elegant dinner starter or easy holiday appetizers, this is both luxurious and simple. Seafood Pan Roast is a perfect for a special occasion. Shrimp, lobster, scallops, and oysters are oven broiled and proves that a dish can be fancy and easy.
This elegant plate of seafood is one of our favorite things to prepare for a special dinner. Simple and delicious this is our Valentines Day tradition. Shrimp, lobster, oysters and sea scallops. All drizzled with a very special creme fraiche vinaigrette.
This beautiful plate of shell fish can be enjoyed as a light dinner or a starter course for a steak dinner. The vinaigrette with creme fraiche, shallot and lemon is a perfect topping to drizzle.
This has been our Valentines Day Appetizer, and some years, complete meal, and I’ve also prepared this for the Holidays. It’s a perfect Christmas or New Year’s eve appetizer.
The seafood alone is a very special treat. Oven roasted, so it’s an easy fix. But the creme fraiche dipping sauce is absolutely incredible. Creme fraiche, shallots, lemon juice and chopped fennel fronds = luxurious.
So if you’re looking for easy holiday appetizers, this is a must try.
Easy Holiday Appetizers … Seafood Pan Roast Recipe
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Splurge and enjoy!
More special occasion seafood recipe ideas:
- Broiled Lobster Tails
- Mussels with White Wine Pernod Sauce
- Spicy Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe
- Miso Glazed Black Cod
Easy Holiday Appetizers, Seafood Pan Roast
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup minced shallot
- 1/4 cup crème fraîche
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 fennel bulb very finely diced
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fennel fronds
- 6 in jumbo shrimp butterflied their shells
- ounce Three 8- frozen raw South African lobster tails thawed and halved lengthwise
- 6 oysters shucked and both shells reserved
- 6 ounces large sea scallops 2 to 3 each
- Garlic toast for serving
- In a medium bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the shallot and crème fraîche. Gradually whisk in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Whisk in the diced fennel and chopped fennel fronds.
- Preheat the broiler and position a rack 6 inches from the heat.
- Arrange the shrimp, lobster tails and oyster shell halves in a roasting pan in a single layer.
- Place the scallops in the 6 flattest oyster shells. Place the oysters in the remaining shells.
- Spoon 3/4 cup of the vinaigrette over the seafood, being sure to coat them completely. Season with pepper and broil until lightly browned, about 7 minutes.
- Transfer the seafood to plates and drizzle with some of the vinaigrette, passing the toast and any remaining vinaigrette at the table.