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.
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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.
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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.)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Coconut Shrimp

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