The Feast of the Seven Fishes, or "La Vigilia," brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "seafood diet." As you might've guessed, the feast centers around not just one or two, but seven different seafood dishes. This tradition originates from Southern Italy, where it's believed that abstaining from meat on Christmas Eve allows you to fully appreciate and focus on the true meaning of the holiday - the birth of Jesus.
Topped with with coarse sea salt, buttery pine nuts, tangy capers, and a mound of peppery arugula dressed simply with lemon and extra virgin olive oil to really highlight the delicate flavor of raw tuna. Ready in 20 minutes!
This simple pasta dish is a staple at any Feast of the Seven Fishes. Clams, garlic, white wine, and parsley come together to create a light yet flavorful sauce that pairs perfectly with al dente linguine.
This classic dish is always a crowd favorite. Plump, succulent shrimp are tossed with garlic, butter, white wine, and parsley to create a rich and flavorful sauce. Serve over pasta or with crusty bread for dipping.
This versatile fish dish can be made with any type of white fish, making it perfect for using up leftovers or whatever is freshest at the market. It's flavored with herbs and roasted to perfection, then topped with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette.