New Year, Time To Try A Lucky Seafood Dinner
It feels good to make the most of a fresh beginning. We have tips to help you ring in the New Year with a lucky seafood dinner. In January or during the start of any new season of life, what could be better than seafood? Healthier habits are most common on lists of New Year’s Resolutions, anyway. And who couldn’t use a dose of good luck? You’re already lucky if you live in Connecticut or surrounding areas, where City Fish Market is widely recognized as the place to go for fresh seafood.
Many cultures across the globe believe that eating seafood on the first day of a New Year will mean your year will be lucky and prosperous and you will enjoy good health. In the U.S., serving black-eyed peas is sure to bring luck, but you can bring fish into the mix by serving scrumptious blackened salmon with the peas.
In China, silver-scaled fish are considered lucky for two reasons. First, their scales look like coins. Secondly, they swim in schools, evoking a sense of abundance. Albacore tuna fits the description.
In Vietnam and Germany, eating carp on New Year’s Day is a long-standing tradition for ensuring luck for the coming year. The lucky food on New Year’s Day in Poland is pickled herring. In Italy, dried salted cod is the lucky ingredient in dishes made for ringing in the new year. In Japan, red snapper is the star of lucky seafood dinners on New Year’s Day.
Blackened Salmon on Zesty Cabbage
On the City Fish Market website, one of the recipes you can find is Blackened Salmon on Zesty Cabbage. What better way to ring in the New Year than with a lucky seafood dinner? Black-eyed peas are perfect alongside blacked salmon, and cabbage is a regular staple often served with black-eyed peas. The dish is sure to taste like luck and prosperity American style.
Yummly.com offers a variety of herring fish recipes aka lucky seafood dinners that you can choose from to piggyback off of Poland’s pickled herring tradition. The compelling assortment of recipes that could bring you luck in the new year includes Grilled Vegetable and Herring Cups, Steak with Pepper Sauce and Herring Mashed Potatoes, Dutch Herring Salad, Old Fashioned Pickled Herring, and Savoury Herring Canapés.
Elegant Codfish Casserole
As long as dry salted cod isn’t a strict recipe for luck, you can try Elegant Codfish Casserole to get your year started right. Instead of using dry salted cod, the recipe calls for boneless cod fillets with such ingredients as condensed cream of shrimp soup, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, a dash of Tabasco sauce, and ½ cup melted butter. The dish is topped off with crushed crackers, and the taste could inspire you with confidence that in the coming year, you will totally crush it—in the best possible way!
For decades, City Fish Market has proven itself to be the best source of delicious, fresh seafood. You can confidently ring in the New Year with a lucky seafood dinner when you buy your seafood at City Fish Market. Visit us at 884 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, CT 06109 for fresh seafood, including salmon, cod, tuna, and many other promising ingredients. Contact us by filling out our online form or by giving us a call at 860-522-3129.