Feast of 7 Fishes Roundup

Friday, December 24, 2010
Amazing how fast time can fly.

It feels like we just started 2010 and here it is gone and a new year to begin.
Last year I added a bit of History with Christmas Eve here
So many Fishes are made on the Eve, suggestions can be mussels, crab, lobster, scallops, rock shrimp, stone crab, shrimp, calamari, eel, snails, tuna, salmon, walleye, haddock,  smelts, baccala the list goes on and on.
I put together what my family loves.

Prayers and many blessings to you and all your families, our troops and those less fortunate this holiday season, May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessings throughout the year

Christmas Eve Starters

                                                       Italian Seafood Fish Chowder 

Main Dishes:

                                              Mussels, Shrimp, Calamari Over Linguine 

 Shrimp Cocktail

Recipes Click links below:

 Seas Scallops Insalata Caprese
 Fried Shrimp
 Fried Calamari
 Coconut Shrimp
Baked Haddock With Buttery Lobster and Wine Sauce
Best Ever Fish Fry Recipes

Basic Recipe for Fish Fry:

With any basic coating, you can fry any type of Fish or Shrimp here is one we love its so simple:

1 large plastic bag add below
1 cup of flour
1/4 cup corn starch
seasonings 1/2 teaspoon of each parsley, dill, basil, oregano, salt pepper, cayenne, garlic powder
Shake rinsed off fish wet fish into the bag of seasoned flour, fry in hot oil, drain on paper towels.

                                                                     Jello Shot Cake 

                                                          Assorted Coffees and Drinks 

Wishing you all a very Merry,  Healthy Christmas, and thanks for being part of our family here, 


Kind regards from Claudia @ What's Cookin Italian Style Cuisine


  1. What a feast! Merry Christmas Claudia, may your time with family be the best ever!

  2. LOL Two fat cats I love them...two of mine are also round and thick. ;-))
    Merry Christmas!

  3. I'm coming over! Happy holidays!

  4. Buon Natale (Merry Christmas)!! I wrote the same thing on my recent Christmas post how fast time flies lol. I can't believe it's Christmas already.

  5. WOW!!!!! What a great meal for Christmas Eve and you do it with great style! Love your cats dressed up and wish ours would settle for that. Here's wishing you and yours a great Merry Christmas and the best in the New Year, Claudia!

  6. A true feast! Merry Christmas to you and yours and give a nuzzle to your Chirstmas cats!

  7. A lot of nice looking food. It is only two of us so we just do finger foods, simple but probably highly unhealthy food for our holidays once the big annual party is over.

  8. Ahh! The seven "fish"...what a feast! Everything is so beautiful, and festive. My two kitties wish yours too, a Merry Christmas!

    We are invited tonight to a Sicilian, and a real all American Southern feast, at our dear friends' house.

    Claudia-I am so happy that I met you thru foodbuzz, can't thank you enough for your friendship and support, these last few months!
    Wishing you and your loved ones, a Very Merry Christmas-Buon Natale!

  9. Yeah, you're so right! Time just flies. Another year to come! Wishing you & your family a very Merry Christmas. Hope you're having a marvellous time and enjoy the night.
    May god bless you all.
    Best wishes, Kristy ((hugs))

  10. Merry Christmas to you, too, Claudia! What a lovely feast!!!!

  11. Buon Natale Claudia!! I love your cats!!

  12. Merry Christmas to you and yours Claudia! xoxo

  13. That meal looks like quite the undertaking but well worth it! You cats look too cute all dressed up for christmas! Have a merry christmas!

  14. Claudia, I'm with Belinda - have an extra chair at that table! ;) I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  15. Claudia,
    A wonderful Christmas feast!

    You and your family have a Very Merry Christmas!

    Bon appetit!

  16. everything looks so great

    May you and your loved ones be blessed with the essence of Christmas — Love, peace, joy and hope — all your lives through. Have a most wonderful Christmas

    Merry Christmas

  17. Happiest holidays from my kitchen to yours, Claudia! Each of your seven fishes is a masterpiece, as usual!

  18. Merry Christmas Claudia with Joy and Happiness!! Am I invited to this wonderful menu?



  19. Claudia
    What an incredible feast for Christmas dinner!!
    Buon Natale!

  20. Un menu' ricco e goloso. Buon Natale e felice 2011 a te e a tutta la tua famiglia. Un abbraccio Daniela.

  21. Claudia, everything looks fantastic as always.Buon Natale!!!!

  22. Your incredibly put together holiday feast...good company and such cute kitties...how well surrounded you are Claudia.

    I'll be coming back later to check out some of your great posts later...I just wanted to pass by and wish you great holiday times and all the best in the New Year ;o)

    Buon Natale and flavourful wishes,

  23. haha, very cute cats. enjoy your feast! Merry Christmas!

  24. What a beautiful and traditional Christmas! Love the kitties! Merry Christmas

  25. Wow, what a feast! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Your kitties are so adorable!

  26. hey claudia marry christmas and happy new year to u and your family really nice menu!

  27. wow really great menu merry christmas to u and your family.........

  28. So, officially, the secret reason I wish I was Italian is the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve dinner that all Italians get to enjoy, and all Armenians (namely me) feel bad about, lol. Maybe I should marry an Italian :)

  29. Claudia, I am truly pea green with envy that you have practiced and enjoyed the Italian tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes! My family is from the Northern mountains and there may have been a river fish here or there, but nothing else! So when I asked my mother why we never celebrated this feast, she explained the geographic reason and their mountain poverty in Northern Italy. I am sure that it is and was perfectly wonderful! I hope your Christmas was beautiful and that you have a blessed New Year! Amore, Roz

  30. Hi Claudia,

    I love this page! I finally got around to adding my families menu for The Seven Fishes to my site. You can check it here:


    I will be working on nailing down these recipe hopefully this Christmas!

    Peace and Joy! ~ Anthony


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