Mother's Day Seafood Meal Ideas

Are you wondering what to make for Mother's Day? Moms deserve the best, and nothing says you love and appreciate your mom more than a thoughtful homemade meal. Even if you don't regularly cook, you can make your mom an unforgettable meal that expresses your gratitude and tastes delicious. We'll share Mother's Day seafood recipes that will make your mom feel like a queen – just as she should!

Whether you need Mother's Day brunch ideas or something divine for dinner, we got you covered. Check out our recipes below and get ready to warm your mom's heart with comforting, delicious dishes made especially for her.

Mother's Day Breakfast Recipes

Hosting a Mother's Day breakfast or brunch can make your mom feel pampered first thing. Also, you can serve up a tasty, satisfying meal that'll give your mom energy for the rest of the day. Here are simple yet scrumptious Mother's Day breakfast ideas and seafood brunch recipes to put your mom in a sunny mood.

1. Mini Crab and Baked Egg Casserole

Want to treat your mom to a personal-sized casserole featuring juicy crabmeat and buttery baked eggs? Try this Mini Crabmeat Baked Egg Casserole recipe this Mother's Day and make your mom feel like she's dining in a seaside cafe. Here's a secret – you can whip this together the night before. You'll need:

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces crabmeat
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup French bread, cubed

To make the mini casseroles, first, spray the inside of four 8-ounce ramekins with non-stick cooking spray. Place the ramekins on a parchment-lined baking sheet and set aside.

Whisk the eggs, half-and-half, cheese, seasoning, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in the crabmeat, peppers, onions and French bread. Pour the mixture into the ramekins. Cover the ramekins with foil and keep them in the refrigerator overnight.

When you're ready to bake the mini casseroles, heat the oven to 350 F. Remove the foil from each ramekin. Leaving them on the baking sheet, place them in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes or until the casseroles are golden brown.

2. Lobster Hash

Lobster hash is a hearty, comforting dish you can serve your mom for breakfast and get her ready for a day of fun or relaxation – whichever she prefers. Our simple Lobster Hash recipe ties together the flavors of rich lobster, starchy potatoes, bright parsley and tops it with an egg. Here's what you'll need:

  • 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 5 tablespoons salted butter, divided
  • 1 cup Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound precooked fresh lobster meat, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh celery leaves, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To make the lobster hash, place the potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover them with about 2 inches of water. Bring the potatoes to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook the potatoes until they are almost tender, for about 15 minutes. Drain well and allow them to cool. Once they have cooled, chop the potatoes finely and set aside.

Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally for about 4 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add the potatoes and gently combine.

Raise the heat to medium heat. Let the potatoes and onions cook without stirring for about 6 to 8 minutes or until potatoes turn golden. Stir and let them cook for about another 6 or 8 minutes until the potatoes are crisp all over.

Add the seasoning, garlic powder, pepper and lobster meat. Fold the ingredients into the mixture until warmed through. Stir in parsley and celery leaves, and set aside.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a separate skillet. Crack the eggs into the pan and season with salt and pepper. Place a lid over the skillet and cook until the egg whites are solid, but the yolks are runny, for about 5 to 7 minutes.

Divide the lobster hash among four bowls and top each one with an egg. Serve immediately.

3. Hangtown Fry

Does your mom love oysters? If so, has she ever had Hangtown Fry? Hangtown Fry is essentially an oyster-bacon omelet which originates from the early gold prospecting days in California. Surprise your mom with a taste of history and decadence with a steaming plate of Hometown Fry. Here's what you'll need to make this Hangtown Fry recipe from Serious Eats:

  • oysters, shucked
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sliced scallions, optional
  • Sliced cherry tomatoes, optional

To make Hometown Fry, coat each oyster in flour, followed by egg and then cornmeal and set aside.

Fry the bacon strips over medium heat in a large skillet until they're fully cooked. Remove the bacon strips and drain them on a paper towel. Allow the bacon to cool, and then chop.

Add the breaded oysters to the remaining bacon fat. Cook until the oysters are firm and cornmeal begins to brown, about 2 minutes per side. Remove the oysters and set aside.

Add the onion to the pan and cook until soft, for about 5 minutes. Set aside.

Remove the skillet and wipe it clean with a paper towel. Place it back on the heat. Melt the butter over medium heat.

Season the beaten eggs with salt and pepper and add them to the pan. Swirl the pan so the eggs coat the entire bottom. When the egg has set but is still slightly wet on the top, carefully slide it onto a plate.

Place the bacon, onions and oyster on one side of the omelet. Gently fold the other half of the omelet over the filling. Garnish with scallions and cherry tomatoes if desired.

4. Crab and Scallion Strata

Looking for an elegant but easy seafood brunch idea for Mother's Day? Try this exquisite Crab and Scallion Strata recipe. You'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 5 ounces crabmeat
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 6 cups Italian bread, cubed
  • Sour cream, optional

To make the strata, first, heat the oven to 375 F. Next, heat the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for about 2 minutes or until the garlic is fragrant. Add the crabmeat and scallions. Cook until the crab is fully warmed through, stirring often. Season with salt and pepper.

Whisk the eggs, milk and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Toss the mixture with the bread cubes and allow it to sit for 5 minutes. Combine the crab mixture with the bread mixture and add it to a greased square pan. Bake until golden, for about 30 minutes. Serve with a garnish of scallions and dollop of sour cream if desired.

5. Lobster Bloody Mary

A Mother's Day brunch would feel incomplete without a lobster bloody mary. Our Lobster Bloody Mary recipe features spicy, citrusy flavors to complement any seafood dish. This recipe makes two 12-ounce servings – one for you and one for your mom to toast to your special bond. You'll need:

  • 3 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 lemon half
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 6 ounces tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 to 10 drops Tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons pickle juice
  • 2 tablespoons juice from precooked fresh lobster meat
  • Lobster meat, bamboo skewers, olives, celery stalks and lemon slices for garnish

The first step is to place the Old Bay Seasoning on a plate. Squeeze lemon juice around the rim of each 12-ounce glass. Dip each glass into the seasoning. Fill the glasses with ice and set them aside.

Pour the vodka, lemon juice, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, celery salt, horseradish, pickle juice, lobster juice and a handful of ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until the mixture is very cold, for about a minute. Divide the mixture between the two glasses.

Place the lobster meat and olives on two bamboo skewers. Garnish each glass with the skewers, lemon slices and celery stalks.

Mother's Day Lunch Recipes

If you're looking for Mother's Day lunch ideas, think sandwiches stuffed with yummy seafood or refreshing seafood salads. You can easily make a seafood lunch that's packed with flavor your mom will love. Here are a few ideas to add to your Mother's Day lunch menu.

1. Crab Melt

Do you think your mom will enjoy a creamy, cheesy crab melt? Try this Quick and Easy Crab Melts recipe. You'll need:

  • 1 baguette, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup crabmeat
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon celery, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of Monterey Jack or Swiss cheese

To get started, toast the bread halves at 350 F for about 5 minutes or until they slightly brown. In the meantime, mix the crabmeat with the mustard, red pepper and celery. Add the sour cream, salt and pepper, and gently mix.

Divide the mixture between the two halves of bread. Top each half with two slices of cheese. Place the bread in the oven and bake for 5 to 10 minutes at 350 F or until the cheese is bubbly and brown. Allow the crab melts to slightly cool before serving.

2. Lobster Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food, especially when there's lobster smothered in cheese. Our Lobster Grilled Cheese recipe is sure to make your mom feel adored. Here's what you'll need to make four sandwiches:

  • 1 pound precooked fresh lobster meat
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 8 slices country-style white bread
  • 28 large slices white cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, tarragon or chives, optional

To make the sandwiches, first chop the lobster meat into 1/2-inch pieces and set aside. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Flip the bread slices over and layer the unbuttered sides with a slice of cheese, lobster, fresh herbs if desired and another slice of cheese. Top with the other bread slices, buttered side facing up.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sandwiches, or cook in batches if needed. Cook each sandwich until it's golden brown on both sides, for about 3 to 5 minutes per side. Serve immediately.

3. Easy Baked Oysters

Try this flavorful Easy Butter and Herb Baked Oysters recipe for a fancy but simple Mother's Day lunch. You'll need:

  • 12 fresh oysters
  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened and divided
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Sweet paprika, optional
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
  • Lemon wedges

First, preheat the oven to 425 F. Place a bed of coarse salt or uncooked rice on a baking sheet to prevent oysters from moving around. Next, using a brush, clean the shells and shuck the oysters carefully above a bowl. Return any juice that spilled in the bowl to the bottom shells and discard each top shell. Place the oysters on the baking sheet.

Melt 4 tablespoons of butter over medium heat in a skillet. Mix in the panko breadcrumbs and cook them until lightly browned, stirring often.

Combine the last 4 tablespoons of butter with the lemon juice, lemon zest and chives in a bowl. Add a teaspoon of the chive mixture to each oyster and a sprinkle of toasted panko breadcrumbs. Add a pinch of paprika to each oyster if desired.

Bake the oysters for about 10 minutes or until they're golden. Sprinkle fresh parsley on top and serve the oysters with lemon slices.

4. Crab Sandwich

Here's an easy and lovely Crab Sandwich recipe perfect for lunch with Mom on a breezy spring afternoon. Delectable crabmeat takes the stage in this recipe, and buttery brioche bread adds a complementary touch. To make one sandwich, you'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 ounces crabmeat
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 slices brioche bread, toasted
  • 1 leaf Boston lettuce
  • 4 slices ripe plum tomato

Mix the mayonnaise and lemon juice in a small bowl until combined well. Fold in the crabmeat and season with salt and pepper.

Top one slice of toasted bread with lettuce, crab salad and tomato slices. Top with the other slice of bread and serve immediately.

5. Lobster Caribbean Salad

This colorful, flavorful salad will transport your mom to a tropical beach – no airplane ticket needed. Here's what you'll need to make our sweet and tangy homemade Lobster Caribbean Salad dressing:

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

For the salad you'll need:

  • 4 cups Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 2 cups purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup carrots, julienned
  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 3/4 cup scallions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound precooked fresh lobster meat
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup salted cashews, chopped

To make the dressing, place the lime juice, sugar, mustard, Tobasco and garlic in a large bowl. Whisk in the olive oil slowly until the ingredients are fully combined.

Add the cabbage, carrots, mango, scallions and parsley on top of the salad dressing. Season with salt and pepper and toss to combine.

Divide the salad into four servings and top each with lobster meat, avocado slices and cashews. Serve immediately.

Mother's Day Dinner Ideas

What could be a better Mother's Day dinner theme than a relaxing beachside atmosphere complete with luscious seafood? You can create a coastal Mother's Day dinner right at home with the following recipes. You don't have to be a seasoned chef, either.

1. Easy Crab Cakes

It's hard not to love a moist, buttery crab cake. You can serve crab cakes with a variety of sides such as a fresh arugula salad, coleslaw or roasted veggies. To make these Easy Crab Cakes, you'll need:

  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs, divided
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 12 ounces crabmeat
  • 1 tablespoon butter

To make the crab cakes, combine 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, red pepper, green onions, egg, mayonnaise, garlic powder, lemon juice and cayenne. Fold in the crabmeat. Divide the combination into eight 2-inch balls. Place the remaining breadcrumbs in a bowl, and coat each ball with breadcrumbs. Shape the balls into 1/2-inch thick patties.

Heat the butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the crab cakes. Cook the crab cakes until they are golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

2. Baked Lobster

Our Baked Stuffed Lobster recipe will make it look like you went to culinary school just to celebrate Mother's Day. However, this dish is not as difficult as you might think. You'll need:

  • One 1 1/2-pound lobster
  • Seafood stuffing
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice

First, you'll need to make the seafood stuffing. To make the stuffing, you'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 ounces haddock, chopped
  • scallops, quartered
  • 1 ounce lobster meat
  • 1 cup Ritz crackers, crumbled
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • White wine to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the seafood and saute for about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the seafood from the heat and allow it to cool. Mix in the crackers and then add the lemon juice, wine, and salt and pepper to taste.

Next, heat the oven to 450 F. Place a small amount of water in a large pot and bring it to a boil. Cut the lobster open, from underneath the head down the body and tail, and remove the inners. Steam the lobster for 7 to 10 minutes and take it out of the pot.

Stuff the seafood stuffing into the lobster's opening. Place the stuffed lobster belly-side-up in a roasting pan. Add lemon juice and water to the bottom of the pan to keep the lobster moist. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or just until the claws begin to split. Make sure not to let the lobster dry out.

3. Broiled Stuffed Oysters

Here's a simple way to prepare delicious oysters for a Mother's Day dinner. Serve these oysters with a side of roasted potatoes or a Caesar salad. Here's what you'll need to make Broiled Stuffed Oysters:

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • 12 oysters, shucked
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine dry breadcrumbs

First, preheat the broiler. While the oven gets hot, combine the garlic, butter and parsley in a bowl.

Next, shuck the oysters and discard the top shells. Spread a bed of coarse salt in a roasting pan and nestle the oysters in their shells in the salt. Put a dollop of butter on each oyster and sprinkle breadcrumbs on top. Broil the oysters until they're golden for about 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Crab Pot Pie

Do you remember how Mom would make a pot pie for a chilly winter day? You can show your gratitude with this nourishing Crab Pot Pie recipe. Here's what you'll need:

  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup unsalted butter, divided
  • 3 cups leeks, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • Two 8-ounce bottles clam juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 pound crabmeat
  • One 14.1-ounce package refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 large egg, beaten

First, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the leeks, celery and carrots, and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Add the potatoes, clam juice, lemon zest, seasoning, salt and red pepper.

Cover the pot and reduce the heat. Simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove the pot from the heat.

Melt 1/2 cup of butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Cook the butter for 3 to 4 minutes until it's brown. Stir the browned butter, peas and crabmeat into the vegetable mixture.

Roll out the pie crusts. Turn six 10-ounce ramekins upside down and place them onto the pie crusts. Cut around the edges of the ramekins with the tip of a sharp knife. Flip them over and spoon the crab mixture into each ramekin.

Whisk the egg with a tablespoon of water. Brush the edges of each pie crust circle with the egg wash. Place 1 circle, egg-wash-side-down, over the crab mixture in each ramekin. Press the circles down to stick them in place. Add 4 slits to each crust for venting.

Place the ramekins on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Bake at 375 F for 25 or 30 minutes or until golden brown.

5. Lobster and Scallop Scampi

If you want to serve a comforting, savory seafood pasta dish for your mom on Mother's Day, consider our Lobster and Scallop Scampi recipe. This dish combines succulent chunks of lobster with fresh sea scallops and a garlicky white wine sauce. Here's what you'll need to get started:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 16 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pound precooked fresh lobster meat
  • 1 pound sea scallops

Melt the butter and oil over low heat in a large pan. Add the garlic and brown it slightly over medium heat. Whisk in the mustard, paprika, crushed red pepper, Worcestershire sauce and wine. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice, lobster and scallops. Cook until the meat is heated through. Serve over pasta or rice of your choice.

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All you need to do is choose your seafood online, schedule your delivery and allow us to ship your order in insulated packaging overnight. Have you never cooked with seafood before or prepared a lobster? We also send easy instructions with our seafood to turn you into a pro in time for Mother's Day brunch. To show Mom you put a lot of thought into her special day — order seafood from Maine Lobster Now!