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.|
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.
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!