From the Sea to the Table: Rediscovering Thanksgiving Traditions

In the United States, Thanksgiving is a cherished holiday, steeped in tradition and culinary delights. While the iconic turkey takes center stage on many American tables, the holiday's history reveals a fascinating origin involving a bounty from the sea rather than the land.

The Pilgrims' First Feast:

Contrary to popular belief, the first Thanksgiving feast shared by the Pilgrims and Native Americans in 1621 wasn't exclusively a turkey affair. Historical accounts suggest that the menu featured an array of fresh seafood and shellfish, including lobster, clams, fish, and more. The Pilgrims, unaccustomed to the bountiful seafood offerings of the New World, embraced these oceanic treasures as a crucial part of their celebratory meal.

Modern Thanksgiving:

Across the United States, Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather, express gratitude, and indulge in a feast that traditionally centers around a roasted turkey. Families often partake in age-old customs, such as watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, cheering on their favourite football teams, and reflecting on the year's blessings.

Whether it's a classic New England clam bake or a southern-inspired Cajun shrimp boil, bring the warmth of an American Thanksgiving to your UK dinner table by trying a delectable seafood dish.

Recipes:

Seafood Pot Pie 

Seafood Pot Pie

New England Clam Chowder 

New England Clam Chowder

 

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