Here are some of my ideas for a hot and cold seafood buffet for xmas eve. I am looking for things I can mostly make in the afternoon and keep hot or cold for the evening. Problem is, as big a foodie as I claim to be, my brother-in-law always tries to outdo me. This year I would really like to blow him away with items he has never had before.
I always make steamed mussels in garlic, shallots and white wine; we always have jumbo shrimp cocktail; sometimes we have steamed clams; we will be having whole steamed lobster this year; smoked oysters; crab cakes; calamari, and I am thinking of doing a crawfish boil or a dish called Buon Natale Dungeness Crab (saw Cat Cora make it on TV on the weekend – looked delicious).
Anyone have any other ideas to either add to or replace from the ones above???