10 Best Recipes for the Feast of the Seven Fishes

If you take part in the December 24th, Italian-American celebration, the Feast of the Seven Fishes, then you might already have a few favorite dishes lined up. Read on to check out some of our picks for that glorious seafood-filled night. Because you can always use one more option, right?

Fettuccine with Scallops

Whether you need a no-fail romantic or celebratory dinner for two, here's how to pull it off with ease and impressiveness.

Christmas Eve Calamari

The much-ballyhooed Italian Christmas classic, Feast of the Seven Fishes, stars one fish in Domenica Marchetti's home. Calamari. And it's the centerpiece of her Christmas Eve dinner.

Provençale Fish Soup

A simple fish stew that’s elegant yet effortless in that maddening French manner. (You know how French women just toss that scarf and it looks so elegant? Like that.)

Steamed Mussels with Chorizo and Tomatoes

Mussels in half an hour? Heck yes. With chorizo, blistered cherry tomatoes, and white wine. Then you sop it all up with crusty bread.

Christmas Eve Cod ~ Bacalhau da Consoada

A traditional recipe on Christmas Eve in Portugal, this dish of salt cod, potatoes, and cabbage is drizzled with a garlic oil and topped with hard-boiled eggs.

Clams with Portuguese Sausage, Garlic, and Cilantro

With flavors like these, you have to wonder why the Portuguese ever left home during the Age of Discovery.

Coconut Shrimp

Two types of coconut make these shrimp something to crave. Crispy, chewy, sweet, and juicy, they make a perfect appetizer or entrée.

Salt Baked Fish

This salt crusted fish technique consistently results in the moistest, flakiest, most flavorful fish imaginable. Incredibly simple to throw together. Virtually impossible to overcook.

Seafood Soup Amalfi-Style

This soup, which hails from Italy's Amalfi Coast, takes its depth of flavor from ample fish, San Marzano tomatoes, fennel, herbs, and a splash of spirits.

Pastéis de Bacalhau ~ Salt Cod Fritters

One of Portugal's most beloved dishes, these deep-fried fritters are a melding of salt cod, potato, and onion that are readily devoured.


Have something to say?

Then tell us. Have a picture you'd like to add to your comment? Attach it below. And as always, please take a gander at our comment policy before posting.

Upload a picture of your dish