December 26, 2012

Feast of the Seven Fishes

Pin It now! For Christmas Eve this year, Michael cooked us a feast, literally.  As an Italian tradition, Christmas Eve is all about fish and seafood and a lot of families make a big feast of fish stew, baccala, stuffed clams, etc.  Michael made EVERYTHING (and I made the salad - yeah, I helped!).
Bacon-wrapped scallops
Mini crab cakes
Steamer Clams
Lobster and Fish Cakes
Shrimp Cocktail
Soup & Salad
Fish Stew
Mixed Green Salad with Apples and Candied Walnuts
Main Course
Crab Stuffed Halibut
Lobster Ravioli with Lobster Wine Sauce

There were only six of us and there were certainly more than seven fishes, but we ate everything (even though the meal lasted over five hours) and were beyond full.  We ended the night with a mouth-watering raspberry and chocolate mousse cake from Martha's Country Bakery.  I liked how Christmas was quieter this year with less traveling.  It gave us more time to drink, talk, eat, and be merry. 


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