Assuming most of your guests like seafood, there are a number of delicious tropical dishes you can serve at your beach destination wedding reception. Even if seafood won’t work for everyone, you can find plenty of fabulous dishes to choose from to accommodate your guests.
Wherever your beach destination wedding takes place, you can be sure that a tropical menu for your reception guests will be a lovely complement for the overall theme of your special day. Whether you’re saying your vows on the coast of the Pacific Northwest or the Gulf of Mexico, there are countless seafood dishes you can choose from to serve your guests at your wedding reception.
Depending on the formality and the budget for your occasion, some dishes may be more appropriate and affordable than others. As with many other reception dish options, it is important you check with your guests before you decide on a plate to serve, due to possible allergy concerns. Also, some guests may be vegetarian or vegan and would not enjoy red meat, poultry, or fish mixed into their entrée.
Once you’ve taken all of these considerations into account, it is time to decide on some appetizers and entrees. You should be able to get an opinion from your caterer beforehand as to which dishes are the best, but you are always welcome to request a specific cuisine you may have in mind. If you are looking for delicious plates with a tropical or coastal touch, then consider any of these options.
Lamb Curry: While your vegetarian or vegan guests will not enjoy this dish, it is a classic for many, and a wonderful choice for a wedding entrée. When mixed with local spices, curry, and a coconut sauce, lamb curry provides a savory taste of the islands.
Seasoned Triggerfish: Soaked in lime and served with a custom butter sauce, seasoned triggerfish is common in many places, but the taste may not be for everyone. If you would like to serve something fresh and full of tropical flair, check out a delicious sautéed seasoned triggerfish recipe and discuss the option with your caterer.
Salmon Fillet: Salmon fillet can be served in many different fashions, and is especially delicious when mixed with a mango, lemon, or butter-based sauce. If you don’t want to use salmon for an entrée, then consider salmon chowder or appetizers instead.
Other Options: Along with these three popular entrée choices, consider any shrimp-based dish, such as shrimp curry. If shrimp curry is too rich for your taste, then you can also serve fried or grilled shrimp appetizers and stick with a lobster or mahi-mahi entrée. Are these delicious tropical dishes for your beach destination wedding making your mouth water yet?