Feast of Seven Fishes – A Sicilian Christmas Eve Tradition
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Sicilians traditionally celebrate Christmas Eve with a “Feast of Seven Fishes” which was historically served after a 24 hour fasting period. Although pre-Christmas fasting is not a popular custom still practiced by Italian-Americans, many still enjoy a meatless Christmas Eve feast. Here are some ideas for how you can put together a wonderful seafood based table for your family to enjoy:
Seafood Main Courses
Seafood with Pasta Dishes
Mario Batali gave us this Sicilian Calamari recipe that can be prepared in no time!
Seasonal Vegetable Side Dishes
Decorate your table with Italian braided breads, oranges and other citrus fruits for a traditional Sicilian table.
Here’s what to eat on Christmas Day…