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Feast of the Seven Fishes Menu – A Seafood Celebration

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! 


Blackened Tilapia and Watermelon Salsa Crostinis 

Perfectly spiced tilapia meets the refreshing twist of watermelon salsa, all perched on a crunchy crostini in this outstanding appetizer that looks just as good as it tastes! 

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.

Char-Grilled Honey Parmesan Oysters 

Transform fresh oysters and pantry staples into a gourmet delight, showcasing the beauty of simplicity and quality ingredients. 

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! 

Seared Scallop Salad with Blueberries 

This salad is a celebration of contrasts—tender, caramelized scallops harmonize with juicy blueberries, creating a symphony of flavor. 

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.


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!

Sheet Pan Cod & Vegetables with Smashed Tomatoes and Feta

Get ready for a one-pan wonder that not only pleases the palate but also streamlines your cooking process while combining flaky cod, roasted vegetables and the bold zest of smashed tomatoes and feta!

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!

Grilled Whole Sardines with Charred Rosemary Vinaigrette 

Pay homage to the humble sardine with a recipe that bestows a delightful smokiness upon this tender fish. Add a rosemary vinaigrette to elevate this dish to a new level of gastronomic delight. 

Wild Alaska Pollock en Papillote with Chimichurri Sauce 

Cooking in parchment paper pouches locks in moisture and infuses the wild Alaskan pollock with the vibrant notes of chimichurri. It’s a foolproof technique that works wonderfully—either in the oven or on the grill! 

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