This DIY Seafood Kit Features Recipes From 7 Maine Chefs Inspired by Holiday Traditions
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It’s that time of year when you spend more time with family than you do alone and constant conversations over a meal can get exhausting when you’re the one in the kitchen.
Planning what food to make for a holiday feast can sometimes feel like the worst part of hosting, not to mention how expensive it is to source all the fixings.
SoPo Seafood in Maine is taking away the hassle of planning your family meal by handing you exactly what you need at once along with the recipes on how to make it all.
This DIY food kit is perfect for those who have a special place for Maine in their hearts or for those hosting family and friends who want a real taste of Vacationland.
The Maine Feast of Seven Fishes Kit
Over the summer, SoPo featured an edible lighthouse tower made up of Maine seafood and they’re back with a new special for the holiday season.
For the first time ever, the seafood joint is putting together a DIY seafood feast kit with seven Maine-harvested seafoods and seven recipes from Maine-based chefs, all inspired by their own holiday traditions.
That right there is my favorite part; I love that this has been curated with special meaning and memories from the chefs. They are taking a special part of their holidays with their families and sharing it with yours.
The Maine Feast of The Seven Fishes Kit is the perfect special treat for your friends and family and you will be the talk around town; how many other people can boast about having a feast like this?
Here’s what’s included:
- 1 lb Maine lobster meat
- 1 lb sea scallops
- 12 oysters
- 2 lb hake fillet
- 2 lb monkfish fillet
- 1 pack smoked salmon
- 1 jar seaweed salad
Now, you might be thinking to yourself, what the heck do I do with all of that!? Fret not, seven Maine-based chefs are here to help you.
Seven Included Recipes:
- The classic Maine Lobster roll from The Clam Shack
- Pan-seared Maine scallop with artichoke mousse from The Causeway Restaurant
- Maine Oysters on half shell served with blood orange mignonette from The Helm Bar & Bistro
- Butter-poached Maine hake with mushroom risotto and a sherry cream from Via Sophia by the Sea
- Maine monkfish livornese from Primo
- Smoked Maine Salmon tart from SoPo seafood
- Fermented seaweed salad focaccia from Atlantic Sea Farms
Well, there you go, folks. There’s your holiday menu already prepped for you!
You don’t even have to be in Maine, the kit can be delivered overnight nationwide or for us locals, you can get it delivered locally or pick it up right from SoPo.
‘Tis the season for celebration, including the celebrations of Maine’s hardworking fisheries and the restaurants and chefs that support it.