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Taste the Coast: 12 Holiday Seafood Feast Delights from Navarre Beach to Your Table



From Navarre Beach, Florida on the Emerald Coast to your table, these recipes are sure to make your holiday get together a truly coastal celebration!


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The holiday season at Navarre Beach is a time of unparalleled beauty and tranquility, where the gentle lapping of the waves and the soft, sandy beach creates a backdrop for unforgettable winter memories full of love and laughter. At Blue Moon Vacation Rentals, we understand that not everyone can join us on the coast this festive season. That's why we've crafted a special holiday feast, brimming with the flavors of the ocean and including options for everyone, to bring the coast to your table no matter where you are. From seafood lovers to vegans, we have recipes that bring in our local flavors to delight every palate, ensuring no one misses out on the joy of our favorite coastal holiday flavors.


Our festive menu features a variety of dishes, ensuring there's something for everyone. Alongside our seafood appetizer and main course recipes, we've included vegan options that are just as rich in the coastal flavors of our slice of paradise, inspired by our Louisianan neighbors to the West. And for dessert, our Vegan Key Lime Pie with a Cranberry Swirl is sure to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth with festive holiday colors, vegan or not.


Whether you're soaking in the serene beauty of Navarre Beach this holiday season at one of our Vacation Rentals or dreaming of our sun-kissed shores from afar, these recipes are crafted to bring a taste of our coastal paradise to you. Indulge in the fresh, vibrant flavors of the Emerald Coast, and let these dishes remind you of the relaxing beach days that await on your next visit. Gather your loved ones, and prepare to embark on a culinary journey that bridges the distance, bringing the essence of a coastal holiday to your dining table anywhere in the world.


Each recipe listed below will serve about 4 people, except for the beverages which are measured out for 1. Every recipe can be increased or decreased dependent on the size of your holiday gathering. We have also included recommendations for eco friendly, biodegradable serving dishes to make clean up a breeze, in coastal wooden finishes made out of palm leaves, sugar cane fiber, and bamboo to keep the coastal charm going! To view the recipes, click on the gray arrow next to each one to expand the ingredient lists and instructions.


1. Winter Coastal Spritz (Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Versions)

The Winter Coastal Spritz is a delightful blend of seasonal and coastal flavors, making it an ideal pre-dinner cocktail for the winter holidays. The non-alcoholic version ensures that everyone, including kids, can enjoy this special, festive drink. 🍹🌿❄️


Ingredients:

For the Alcoholic Version:

  • 2 oz prosecco or sparkling wine

  • 1 oz cranberry juice

  • 1 oz pomegranate juice

  • 1/2 oz orange liqueur (like Cointreau) – optional

  • Sparkling water - This brand is packed with electrolytes and is totally Ocean Minded! Their cans are 100% recyclable, made with an average of 73% recycled materials, AND their company is the only bottled water company that is 100% carbon neutral in their packaging AND operations!

  • Ice

  • Fresh cranberries and rosemary sprigs for garnish

  • Orange twist or slice for garnish

For the Non-Alcoholic Version:

  • 2 oz sparkling apple cider or non-alcoholic sparkling wine

  • 1 oz cranberry juice

  • 1 oz pomegranate juice

  • Sparkling water - See why we recommend this company above!

  • Ice

  • Fresh cranberries and rosemary sprigs for garnish

  • Orange twist or slice for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Glass: Fill a wine glass or a highball glass with ice. Try these compostable, disposable cups for a convenient eco friendly option.

  2. Mix the Drink:

  3. Top with Sparkling Water: Top up the glass with sparkling water to add a refreshing fizz.

  4. Garnish: Garnish with a festive bamboo swizzle stick, a few fresh cranberries, a sprig of rosemary, and an orange twist or slice.

  5. Serve: Stir gently before serving. This cocktail is perfect for sipping as a festive, colorful start to your holiday dinner.


2. Lemon-Garlic Scallops

3. Coastal-Inspired Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

4. Mussels in White Wine Sauce

5. Vegan Coastal Jambalaya

6. Seafood Gumbo

7. Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pomegranate and Pecans

8. Vegan Cajun-Style Red Beans and Rice

9. Spicy Grilled Shrimp Skewers

10. Baked Snapper with Citrus and Herbs

11. Vegan Key Lime Pie with Cranberry Swirl

12. Vegan Coastal Coconut Chai Latte (Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Versions)


These holiday seafood recipes are perfect for bringing a taste of the coast to your festive celebrations. At Blue Moon Vacation Rentals, we encourage you to explore the flavors of the ocean and share these culinary delights with your loved ones no matter where you are, near or far. Whether you're staying at one of our beautiful Navarre Beach Vacation Rentals, hosting in your home, or visiting with family around the world, these dishes are sure to delight and bring the joy of the Gulf coast into your holiday festivities!


Happy holidays, and may your season be filled with love, joy, laughter, and delicious food!

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