Jimmy the Turkey’s Not-So-Turkey Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup | South Carolina Aquarium

Jimmy the Turkey’s Not-So-Turkey Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Nov 30

Jimmy the Turkey’s Not-So-Turkey Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

It’s no surprise that Jimmy the Turkey, the beloved turkey that resides in the Aquarium’s Saltmarsh Aviary, wants to share his favorite turkey-free Thanksgiving recipes with you!

This Thanksgiving holiday, why not highlight some of the seafood delicacies that were passed during the 1621 Thanksgiving gathering in Plymouth, Massachusetts? Contrary to today’s modern Thanksgiving staples, historians believe that the original New England feast featured an abundance of seafood including lobster, mussels, clams, oysters, crab and shrimp.

Impress your guests with Jimmy the Turkey’s coastal-themed dishes, starring fresh shellfish that can be found right here in our domestic and local waters. Remember to purchase your seafood ingredients from our Good Catch partner retailers and grocers, such as Whole Foods, to ensure you’re using the best sustainable seafood available.

Here are a few Thanksgiving recipes that Jimmy the Turkey has rounded up. These are sure to be a hit as your friends and family gobble up dinner at this year’s harvest gathering:

Southern Living’s She Crab Soup

Coastal Living’s Lobster Bisque

Food & Wine’s Creamed Mussles on the Half Shell

Coastal Living’s Sausage and Smoked Mussel Stuffing

Coastal Living’s Oyster Dressing

Food Network’s Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese

Charleston Magazine’s Pickled Shrimp

All of these recipes feature seafood that can be found right here in the U.S. and locally, so be sure to Ask Before You Order when gathering your ingredients!

Going out to dinner this Thanksgiving? Check out Eater Charleston’s Thanksgiving in Charleston: 15 Choices for Dining Out – and you’re in luck, 10 out of 15 restaurants on the list are Good Catch partner restaurants!

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