Sleeping in and grabbing brunch with your friends is often underappreciated. Who doesn’t love spending a few extra hours in bed just to wake up and have a great meal in good company? We all do!
That’s why many American breakfasts are turned into brunch daily. And, if you’re a seafood lover as well, this is the article for you.
In this blog, we’ve prepared a list of the best seafood brunch dishes you can make at home. So, next time you host, you’ll know what to cook.
Most folks don’t get to enjoy fish for breakfast, so make sure to give your best and prepare everything correctly. Luckily, our instructions are detailed and straightforward, so following them won’t be difficult.
Or, if you prefer having a seafood breakfast next to the water, visit Bayshore Club and check out our outdoor seating area.
Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict
We put a twist on a classic American breakfast. Forget about plain eggs benedict and enjoy our seafood variation instead.
- Two eggs
- 6 oz Dungeness crab legs
- One English muffin
- One green onion
- 1/2 Avocado
For the yogurt sauce:
- 1/2 cup Yogurt
- 2 tsp Lemon juice
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
Throwing the best seafood brunch your friends have ever visited requires a bit of effort. So, these meals might need a bit more dedication than the toast you have every morning.
First, we’ll explain the process of steaming and handling crab legs. Then, we’ll move on to the eggs, prepare the yogurt sauce, and finally assemble the dish.
Step 1 – Steaming the Crab Legs
Get a large pot, fill it with 1/2″ water, and bring it to a boil. You’ll need a vegetable steamer to continue the process of steaming crab legs.
Put the steamer with the legs inside the pot, but make sure the crab isn’t touching the water. Cover the pot and wait for about 5 minutes if you’re working with thawed legs. If frozen is all you have, 12 minutes will do the trick.
Once the steaming is finished, remove the crab legs from the steamer and put them in a bowl of icy water.
Step 2 – Getting the Meat
Now, you’ll have to get the meat you prepared. Use a crab cracker to break inside the shells and remove the meat you need for your meal.
Step 3 – Starting the Eggs
Boil 3″ of water in a medium-sized saucepan. Then, reduce the heat and let the water simmer.
Step 4 – Poaching
A mesh sieve will save you a lot of trouble in this process. So, crack an egg into the sieve while holding it above the sink. After a few seconds of draining, carefully pour the egg into the water. Of course, repeat this process for each egg.
Let the eggs simmer for 3-5 minutes, based on your preference. And finally, use a slotted spoon to take the eggs out before setting them on a paper towel.
Step 5 – Yogurt Sauce
The yogurt sauce doesn’t require much cooking knowledge. Simply combine and mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
Step 6 – The Assembling
The key to assembling this American breakfast variation is knowing the right order of ingredients. On top of the English muffin, put half the avocado, followed by half the crab meat. Then, repeat everything. Set the rest of the bread as the next layer, then add avocado and crab meat.
A spoonful of yogurt sauce is what this meal needs next before adding the final piece – the egg. Make sure to top every creation with a poached egg and some more sauce. To make everything more visually appealing, sprinkle green onions.
And that’s it. You’ve made your first seafood breakfast dish!
Smoked Salmon Breakfast Wrap
If you don’t have much time to throw a seafood brunch but wish to have a delicious spread at the table, this wrap is the perfect solution.
Eating fish for breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated. Our smoked salmon wrap is finished in minutes but will take your friends’ breath away even quicker.
- Two eggs
- 2 oz Smoked salmon
- Five tomatoes (sliced)
- 2 tbsp Green onions (sliced)
- One Flatout flatbread
- 1/4 cup Baby spinach
- 2 tbsp Cream cheese
Step 1 – Cooking the Eggs
Firstly, you’ll need to prepare a batch of scrambled eggs. If you don’t have experience doing that, simply scramble the eggs and cook them in a non-stick pan. Add salt and pepper to taste, and set the eggs on the side until it’s time to wrap the flatbread.
Step 2 – Prepping the Bread
Before you add the eggs and the meat, you’ll need a thin layer of cream cheese on top of your flatbread. So, make sure to spread the cream cheese over the entire work surface, with only the edges left clean.
Step 3 – The Assembling
Set all of the ingredients into the center of the flatbread. Take only a portion of the flatbread surface without going too close to the edges. This will allow easier wrapping in the next step.
Step 4 – Finishing Up
Finish the dish by folding the flatbread. Make sure everything stays inside the wrap and does not fall out while you’re wrapping. If needed, use toothpicks to secure the fold.
Cut the wrap in half and serve it immediately as a part of your late seafood breakfast.
Shrimp and Grits
The Southerners know their way around the kitchen, so it makes sense to have some of their creations featured in this article. Shrimp and grits aren’t everyday items, so most of your friends will love seeing this dish at the table.
- 1 lb Shrimp
- Four slices bacon
- 1/3 cup Green bell pepper
- 1/3 cup Onion
- 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
- 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
- 2 tbsp Parsley
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice
- 1 cup Grits
- 2 cups Water
- 2 cups Chicken broth
- 1/4 cup Butter
- 1 1/2 cups Cheese (Cheddar)
- 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
Step 1 – Cooking the Grits
Get a medium-sized pot. Add water, garlic powder, and chicken broth, then bring the mixture to a boil. Once you see the bubbles, add the grits and cook for about 20 minutes.
Once the grits become thick and creamy, remove them from the stove and add cheese and butter to the mix. Stir until the butter has melted and the ingredients have mixed.
Step 2 – Bacon Frying
Chop the bacon before frying it in a pan. Make sure it’s crispy before removing it from the stove. But save the oil left in the pan.
Step 3 – Sauteed Onions
Add chopped onions into the bacon grease and give them 3-4 minutes to soften. Then, add the peppers and wait another 3 minutes.
Remove the veggies from the grease before moving to the final steps.
Step 4 – Finishing up
Before cooking the shrimp, toss them in Old Bay seasoning and garlic powder. Then, cook them for 2 minutes a side, and add the veggies, lemon juice, and parsley.
Step 5 – Serve!
The shrimp mixture is served on top of the grits. So, assemble the dish correctly, and let your friends enjoy it.
Visit Bayshore Club
If you want to try fish for breakfast in Miami, visit Bayshore Club and check out our brunch menu! We have the best seafood in the city, and our chefs will prove it.