The Feast of the Seven Fishes 2008

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, my favorite holiday of the year. It’s the day I host The Feast of the Seven Fishes, the traditional Italian meal featuring at least seven different types of fish. I always prepare more than seven, because I can’t help myself. Go big or go home, as they say. This year, I’ll top out at 10.

I like to switch things up, so the menu changes from year to year. Here’s the menu for Christmas Eve 2008:

Cold Appetizers
Cheese & Crackers
Fresh Mozzarella w/Tomato & Basil
Shrimp Cocktail
Lobster pate
Salmon mousse
Baccala salad
Anchovies marinated in garlic & olive oil

Hot Appetizers
Crab Puffs
Fried Calamari
Fried Smelts
Popcorn Fish Nuggets

Salad Course
Tossed Salad

Pasta Course
Linguine with Red Clam Sauce

Main Course
Broiled Lobster tail
Steamed broccoli & cauliflower

Homemade cannoli

Coffee, tea, espresso

2 thoughts on “The Feast of the Seven Fishes 2008

  1. If would invite me over, I would be happy to partake in some of those delightful dishes!

    My father has had a tradition for years – seafood on Christmas Eve! I can’t wait! It’s going to be great.

    I wish you a very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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