Feast of the Seven Fishes

The winter holidays are in full swing, and Christmas is the hit this week. If you’re cooking this Christmas Eve, try creating your own Feast of the Seven Fishes.

The origins of this southern Italian Christmas Eve dinner are not entirely known and there are no clear-cut rules, so you can’t go wrong with a seafood-based feast. While some people cook five seafood dishes (with a vegetable or palate cleanser and a dessert) and some cook more, even adding one seafood dish to your Christmas repertoire will help you meet your seafood recommendations for a healthy heart and a healthy waistline.

Here are some simple recipes to try this holiday season.

Appetizer (course 1): Shrimp Bruschetta with Black Olive & Anchovy Tappanade

Salad (course 2): Crab Salad Nicoise

Grilled seafood (course 3): Cod Filets with Greek Salsa

Pasta dish (course 4): Smoked Salmon Pasta

Stew/soup (course 5): Sicilian Tuna Soup

Wishing you healthy, safe and happy holidays!

TELL US: Do you have a favorite holiday seafood dish? If so, please share. We’d love to hear from you!

Posted by Rima Kleiner, MS, RD