New Twists on the Feast of the Seven Fishes


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A bowl of ceviche with tons of fresh herbs and vegetables is perfectly festive for the holiday.
Instead of Seafood Salad: Ceviche

Add a little Mexican flair to the classic Italian seafood salad with a lime-and-chile-dressed ceviche. The best part is that the salad works with so many types of seafood.

Try this recipe, with tilapia, chopped tomato and cucumber; this Peruvian variety, made with sweet potatoes, corn and flounder; or this classic scallop ceviche, loaded with bay scallops and avocado.

Instead of Baked Clams: Miso Clam Chowder

Littleneck clams are taken to a new level in this thick and creamy miso-infused clam broth. The salty, earthy and slightly sweet flavor of the miso balances perfectly with the buttery and rich chowder. The result is decadence in a bowl.

Get the recipe here.

Instead of Marinated Anchovies: Boquerón (White Anchovy) Crostini

Creamy, briny and rich, this hard-boiled-egg-and-white-anchovy-topped crostini is the absolute perfect bite.

To make it, slice a loaf of crusty Italian bread, brush with olive oil and grill until the bread is toasted and charred in spots.

Then spread the tops of the bread with a mixture of mayonnaise, chopped fresh parsley, Dijon and paprika, and top with sliced hard-boiled egg and fresh white anchovy filets.

Instead of Cioppino: Seafood Gumbo

Bring this Italian seafood stew to the South with a spicy and bold seafood gumbo. Just like a cioppino, gumbo can be filled with any variety of fish and shellfish. Try this recipe, made with shrimp and crab; or this loaded version that tacks on white fish and oysters, as well.

Merry Christmas Eve, indeed!


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WestSideBob
WestSideBob topcommenter

I'll take conebaby's "NO" on making the fritter > baccala switch, but that recipe does make the fritters look like a great party appetizer for almost any occasion.

conebaby
conebaby topcommenter

I LOVE SEVEN FISHES. But baccala can't be replaced, even with a fritter. <3 baccala. My cousin Johnny makes it the best. Try to convince my husband to do seven fishes every year but it's too much work, even for him.

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

This reads like a family effort with no slackers. The article is so well written I'd love to try it--and I don't even like seafood. My Mrs. would LOVE this.

Gianduia
Gianduia

@guurl 

I really wanted to get into the Dec 22 special Venetian dinner at Da Marco, but it's sold out and this is a close second....

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

Thanks, on the tip-side. I doubt we'll make it this year but maybe next year.

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