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Deck the Halls with Bountiful Bites: Unwrap Holiday Seafood Traditions with Giovanni's Fish Market.

Platter of Lobster, Crab, and Oysters
Holiday Seafood Platter

'Tis the season to indulge in the ocean's finest bounty, and at Giovanni's Fish Market, we're diving deep into the rich holiday traditions of serving premium seafood to elevate your Christmas and New Year celebrations. With over 40 years of experience, Giovanni's stands as a beacon of quality and reliability, renowned as one of the top seafood suppliers in the United States. Featuring locally sourced and sustainable seafood, our offerings include Fresh Steamed Whole Cooked and Cracked Dungeness Crab, succulent King Crab legs, luscious Lobster Tails, plump Already Cooked and Peeled Shrimp, Snow Crab Cocktail Claws with the cap removed, Fresh West Coast Oysters on the half shell, and more. We've got the perfect catch for your festive feasts.

A West Coast Delicacy: Fresh Steamed Dungeness Crab

The Tradition: Fresh Steamed Dungeness Crab is a West Coast holiday staple, offering a delightful mix of sweet and savory flavors. Available as Live, Freshly Cooked, Cracked and Cleaned, or Fresh Meat

Serving Idea: Serve the Dungeness Crab with drawn butter, lemon wedges, and a sprinkle of chopped parsley for an authentic feast. Don't forget the fresh Sourdough Bread which is a must!

Cooked Dungeness Crab
Fresh Dungeness Crab

A Feast Fit for Royalty: King Crab Legs

The Tradition: King Crab legs have long been associated with holiday celebrations, their sweet, delicate flavor and impressive appearance symbolizing abundance and luxury.

Recipe Idea: Garlic Butter King Crab Legs Ingredients:

  • King Crab legs

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Steam or boil the King Crab legs until heated through.

  2. In a pan, melt butter and sauté minced garlic until fragrant.

  3. Add chopped parsley to the garlic butter.

  4. Dip the King Crab legs into the garlic butter sauce.

  5. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy the royal feast!

King Crab Legs
King Crab Legs

Elegance on a Plate: Lobster Tails

The Tradition: Lobster Tails have become a symbol of celebration, their succulent, buttery meat elevating any holiday spread.

Recipe Idea: Baked Lobster Tails with Lemon and Garlic Ingredients:

  • Lobster Tails

  • 1/2 cup melted butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  2. Place lobster tails on a baking sheet.

  3. Mix melted butter, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

  4. Brush the lobster tails with the butter mixture.

  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the lobster meat is opaque.

  6. Serve with extra lemon wedges for a zesty touch.

Australian Lobster Tails
Australian Lobster Tails

The Tradition: Already Cooked and Peeled Shrimp add a touch of convenience to your holiday appetizers, making them the perfect pairing with classic cocktail sauce.

Serving Idea: Arrange the shrimp on a platter with a side of tangy cocktail sauce for an effortless and delectable holiday starter.

Cooked Prawns
Ready-To- Eat Cooked and Peeled Prawns

Snow Crab Delights: Cocktail Claws

The Tradition: Snow Crab Cocktail Claws, with the cap removed, are a delightful addition to your holiday spread. Fully cooked and ready to serve, they are perfect chilled with cocktail sauce or warmed with drawn butter.

Serving Idea: Create a stunning seafood display by presenting Snow Crab Cocktail Claws on a bed of ice. Serve with cocktail sauce for a refreshing bite or warm them for an indulgent treat.

Snow Crab Cocktail Claws
Snow Crab Cocktail Claws - Ready to Eat

Fresh West Coast Oysters: A Briny Delight

The Tradition: Fresh West Coast Oysters on the half shell add a touch of coastal elegance to your holiday appetizers. Briny, crisp, and served chilled, they are a perfect way to start your celebration.

Serving Idea: Arrange the oysters on a bed of crushed ice and serve with mignonette sauce, lemon wedges, and a dash of hot sauce for a refreshing and briny treat.

Oysters on the Half Shell
Fresh Pacific Oysters

Cioppino: A Traditional Holiday Dish

The Tradition: Cioppino, a classic Italian-American seafood stew, is a cherished holiday dish. Brimming with the ocean's best, Cioppino typically includes a variety of seafood like Dungeness Crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, and fish, all simmered in a rich tomato-based broth. The internet is loaded with Recipe Ideas, but we think our house recipe is the Best! Check out our Family Recipe HERE

Serving Idea: Create a heartwarming holiday tradition by serving Cioppino as the centerpiece of your festive table. Pair it with crusty bread for an authentic experience.

Bowl of Cioppino
Cioppino in a Bowl

Ringing in the New Year with Seafood Splendor

As the calendar turns, these seafood delights are not just reserved for Christmas; they shine equally bright at New Year's celebrations. Make a splash as you welcome the new year with the finest seafood from Giovanni's Fish Market. From Fresh Steamed Dungeness Crab to King Crab legs, Lobster Tails, Already Cooked and Peeled Shrimp, Snow Crab Cocktail Claws, Fresh West Coast Oysters, and the classic Cioppino, our selection is the perfect way to toast to new beginnings. Read MORE about Cioppino HERE.

For a quick Cioppino check out our wildly popular Ready-To-Go Cioppino Kit HERE

Order Early for a Seafood Feast

To ensure your holiday gatherings are filled with the finest seafood, we recommend placing your order early (now). With over 40 years of experience, Giovanni's Fish Market has been a trusted source for premium seafood during the holiday season. As these delectable items are in high demand, they often sell out quickly. Don't miss the opportunity to make your celebrations extraordinary. Order today at and let the sea bring joy to your holiday traditions!


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