Feast of the Seven Fishes Menu

Buongiorno, Seafoodies! At Dish on Fish, we take joy in embracing the rich cultural traditions that come with the holiday season. Among these cherished customs is the “La Festa dei Sette Pescithe,” more commonly known as the “Feast of the Seven Fishes.” For this Seafood Sunday, we’re thrilled to showcase some delectable recipes inspired by this festive tradition!

The Feast of the Seven Fishes holds special significance for many Italian-Americans and is observed on Christmas Eve with an array of fish and seafood dishes. Typically, friends and family come together to savor a feast comprising seven distinct seafood dishes, each featuring a unique type of seafood. Now, that’s our kind of celebration! 

To create a culinary spectacle worthy of this tradition, we’ve curated a menu that starts with tantalizing seafood appetizers—think honey parmesan oysters and tilapia crostinis. Then, we move on to a few soup and salad options like a crowd-favorite hearty clam chowder and a delicately seared scallop and blueberry salad. The feast continues with tantalizing entrees and communal servings of savory dishes like grilled halibut and walnut pesto, tuna puttanesca, and a luxurious crab and kale lasagna!  

These seafood recipes strike the perfect balance, delivering both wholesome goodness and exquisite flavors. Enriched with protein and essential nutrients such as potassium, vitamin D, vitamin B, iron, selenium and more, each dish is a nourishing and enjoyable culinary experience! 

This Christmas Eve, elevate your celebration with friends and family by indulging in our effortless Feast of the Seven Fishes menu. We’re confident that each dish will garner enthusiastic reviews from everyone gathered around the dinner table.

Buone Feste! 


Appetizers

Instant Pot Mussels

Instant Pot Curried Mussels

To get this mussel party started, simply sauté shallots and garlic, then whisk together the broth ingredients with curry powder and cumin. Add the mussels, and let the Instant Pot work its magic!  

Smoked Trout Dip 

Delight in the robust flavors of smoked trout, perfectly balanced in a dip that’s as easy to assemble as it is to savor.

Air Fryer Calamari with Chipotle Dipping Sauce 

Light and crispy, this appetizer is a must for seafood lovers. Enjoy the irresistible crunch of perfectly air-fried calamari paired with a smoky chipotle dip—it’s a quick and easy recipe that’s sure to make waves.


Soup & Salad

Kale Caesar with Shrimp or Salmon

Robust kale, combined with the savory goodness of seafood, creates a harmonious 20-minute dish that’s refreshing, satisfying, and easy to make! 

Instant Pot Lobster Bisque

The Instant Pot simplifies the cooking process of this dish, allowing you to settle into a rich and creamy bisque without the added hassle.

Creamy Clam Chowder 

Warm up with a bowl of our creamy chowder, a comforting classic that expertly combines tender clams, hearty potatoes, and a rich broth.


Entree

Tuna Puttanesca 

This Mediterranean-inspired pasta promises a burst of flavors that will transport your taste buds to the sun-soaked shores of Italy in less than 30 minutes! 

Creamy Crab and Kale Lasagna 

Elevates this classic comfort food to new heights with a luxurious twist on lasagna that’s perfect for a special occasion—like celebrating The Feast of the Seven Fishes!

Grilled Halibut with Walnut Pesto 

This recipe features mild halibut, but you can substitute any firm-fleshed white fish. All it needs is a light seasoning and a spritz of olive oil before hitting the grill. Easy-peasy!

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