Feast of the Seven Fishes
Celebrated by Italian-American families across the U.S., the Feast of Seven Fishes commemorates the wait for the midnight birth of Jesus, or the Vigilia di Natale. This year, start your own family tradition with these festive, Italian-inflected seafood recipes, from lobster fra diavolo (spicy lobster with pasta in tomato sauce) to sautéed sole topped with olives. See the menu for the Feast of Seven Fishes ». Todd Coleman

The Menu

More About This Menu

  1. Inspiration for this menu comes from Greg Ferro’s story about Christmas Eve with his Italian-American family in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, “The Feast of the Seven Fishes.”

  2. For antipasti ideas, see Dana Bowen’s article “The Art of Antipasti.”

  3. The Sauteed Sole, topped with a tapenade-like olive paste, tastes delicious paired with Roasted Potatoes.

  4. A proper Italian-American holiday feast should feature plenty of desserts, from Tiramisu to Italian-American Christmas Cookies, and more.

  5. See our Gallery of Italian-American Recipes for more ideas.