Feast of the Seven Fishes Menu Options

What do you eat on Christmas Eve? My family hasn’t settled on any one thing yet. Two years ago, we tried grilled prime rib. Last year it was surf and turf. This year it’s going to be a seafood extravaganza with our riff on the Feast of the Seven Fishes.

Feast of the Seven Fishes menu options

I’d never heard of the Feast of the Seven Fishes until a few years ago. A friend I met at a food writers’ conference organized one at Deco Ristorante RVA. Unfortunately, Deco isn’t around anymore (RIP), but the idea of having an all seafood dinner for the holidays stuck with me.

This year, we’re trying it ourselves. But how best to organize?

Apparently, some people serve seven different courses, each one highlighting a different fish or seafood. Others prepare one or two types of fish several different ways. Another variation (that’s less work for the cook) involves making a seafood stew and calling it a day.

If you like the seafood on Christmas Eve idea, here are a few menu options to consider.

Feast of the Seven Fishes menu options

Feast of the Seven Fishes Menu #1

Serve this menu buffet-style since the flavors are so varied. Everyone will find something they like!

Feast of the Seven Fishes Menu #2

Here’s a variation on one type of seafood prepared several different ways.

Feast of the Seven Fishes Menu #3

This menu falls into the category of make an appetizer, salad, and pot of stew and you’re done.

Whatever you eat on Christmas Eve, I hope it’s mouth-watering!

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