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The best seafood to order for Mother's Day brunch: Smoked salmon, caviar and lobster rolls

All pair perfectly with Champagne and flowers.

David Watsky Senior Editor / Home and Kitchen
David lives in Brooklyn where he's logged more than a decade writing about all things edible, including meal kits and meal delivery subscriptions, cooking, kitchen gear and commerce. Since earning a BA in English from Northeastern in Boston, he's toiled in nearly every aspect of the eats business from slicing and dicing as a sous-chef in Rhode Island to leading complex marketing campaigns for major food brands in Manhattan. These days, he's likely somewhere trying the latest this or tasting the latest that - and reporting back, of course. Anything with sesame is his all-time favorite food this week.
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If your mom is anything like mine, she's had an especially trying last few weeks fielding calls from her panic-stricken, hypochondriac children looking for explanations on, well, everything that's going on. Moms have a way of helping us keep ourselves together, and we'd be crazy not to acknowledge them for it. One surefire way to show love for mom this year -- at least on that one designated Sunday in May -- is with an elegant Mother's Day seafood brunch chock full of her favorites. 

Online seafood purveyors like Fulton Fish Market and SizzleFish have all the accoutrements for said seafood-focused Mother's Day meal, from fresh fish to fine caviar, smoked salmon and a whole lot more. Even if you're not Le Cordon Bleu-trained, adding a teaspoon of paddlefish caviar over a poached egg or some fine gravlax or smoked salmon to toasted bagels can make Mother's Day feel really special. Or go for a big lobster roll lunch or fancy grilled fish spread on Mother's Day, with fresh cod, tuna or wild salmon. Best of all, nothing pairs better with seafood than cold, bubbly Champagne.  

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Many of the seafood purveyors listed can still get your seafood shipment out in time for Mother's Day but, times being what they are, we'd suggest confirming with a real live person or live chat-bot before placing your final order. Here are our top seafood picks to snazz up brunch this Mother's Day.

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Fulton Fish Market

Smoked salmon gets a deli kick from traditional pastrami spice. Perfect on a bagel with cream cheese and sliced onion.


This smoked fish is wild-caught in cold North Atlantic waters and hot smoked with zesty pepper seasoning. Perfect to serve with good bagels and capers or beside a fancy French omelet. Or simply lay them out with crackers and chilled white wine to snack on before the meal.

Fulton Fish Market

Caviar is the height of elegance and a perfect boon to Mother's Day brunch. Serve as is with blinis or work it into other brunch fare by scooping over scrambled eggs, eggs Benedict or quiche. Paddlefish is a smooth, mild caviar and perfect for groups and those who don't eat caviar as regularly.

Lobster Anywhere

I can't think of a more fun Mother's Day feast than lobster rolls. This kit comes with two full pounds of fresh lobster meat shipped directly from Maine, eight split-top rolls, five ounces of Maine sea salt butter and some saltwater taffy. Serve with Cape Cod potato chips and a bottle of cold white wine and you're in business. The whole kit ships for free in about two days time.

Wild Alaskan Company

Why not go all out and get Mom a subscription to keep fresh fish coming to her every month? Securing good seafood is tricky, depending on where you live, but smart companies like Wild Alaskan Company make it easier than ever. It's a truly perfect gift for a seafood-loving mom and one that keeps on giving throughout the year.

You can choose from salmon-only boxes, mixed fish boxes or a combination of both. Monthly shipments of fish (frozen at "peak freshness") start at $132 per month for 12 6-ounce portions. You can skip months or pause your membership anytime, for no extra charge.