16 October 2019 | by Captain Joe

We know what you’re thinking – seafood and buffet? Is that a good choice? A huge YES! While most people love seafood, serving seafood in a buffet is indeed a bit of a challenge. Unlike other meats – chicken and mutton – that can be cooked and served after hours, seafood needs to be served fresh to taste the best.

Here, in today’s post, we give you a list of the best seafood dishes that work well on a buffet. These dishes are some of the most requested ones by our clients.

The Best Seafood Dishes to Serve at Your Next Buffet Party

1. Crab and Avocado Salad


Avocado is the trending ingredient right now. From avocado smoothies to salads and even toasts, this tasty green fleshy fruit is everywhere. Now, include this popular ingredient in your salad along with king crab meat. This is a cold salad that is served with a generous heaping of topping sauces. It’s great for any buffet party and is a great alternative to regular appetizers like chicken Caesar salad.

2. Seafood Platter


The one best thing about seafood is that – there are plenty of choices. Fish, salmon, crabs, prawns, lobster, shrimp, mussels, clams, sardine and even mussels – the choices are endless. Serve different seafood in various styles – grilled, fried, baked, curry, etc.

Give your guests the choice to pick-and-choose so that they can create a personalized seafood platter that appeals to their tastes.

While serving seafood platter, add lemon wedges, topping sauces and naan or pita bread so that people can make a complete meal out of it.

3. Seafood Pizza


This dish is a crowd-pleaser. Everyone loves a slice of pizza and now you can add an extra zing to this favourite dish by topping it with seafood. Here are some seafood choices to include on pizzas:

  • Grilled shrimp
  • Tuna chunks
  • Seafood cocktail mixture
  • Grilled salmon
  • Flaked salmon, mackerel or sardine
  • Mussels of course without the shells
  • Lobster pieces
  • And more

4. Seafood Pasta


This is comfort food at its best and works well for cold winter nights. You can add shrimp or tuna to your pasta. Pair it with pan-seared, roasted or grilled fish. Make sure to add lots of garlic and cheese to make a rich and scrumptious dish. Pair the pasta with a fresh green salad for crunchiness.

5. Shrimp Scampi


This is a popular Italian-American fusion dish. First, fresh shrimp are sautéed in white sauce and served with dipping sauces. It makes for a great appetizer.

6. Seafood Sandwich


Seafood sandwiches make for great finger foods on a buffet. You have plenty of choices when it comes to the base of the sandwich – regular white bread, brown bread, wraps, kuboos, croissants, wraps, pita bread, brioche and plenty more.

Here are a few suggestions of what to include on your sandwich: Battered and fried fish fillets

  • Fish fingers with tartare sauce
  • Salmon with cream cheese
  • Cooked shrimp
  • Lobster chopped and tossed with mayo
  • Salmon with vinegar and thinly sliced cucumber
  • Tuna with mayo and diced cucumber

As one of the leading caterers, we offer outdoor catering services in Gurgaon, with a wide range of dishes and cater to all events big and small. And, if you would like us to serve these star dishes at your next party, all you have to do is give us a ring at +91-989-998-8185/+91-124-460-6182 or drop in an email at hello@captainjoe.in, and our team will get in touch with you to discuss your party requirements.


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