The Feast of the Seven Fishes 2020

The Feast of the Seven Fishes, or festa dei sette pesci, is an Italian-American celebration during Christmas Eve with dishes of fish and other seafood

My husband and I both grew up in Italian-American households and although we lived almost 2 hours apart in New York, we both celebrated Christmas Eve in similar ways

My Dad would always bring home cod fillets and lobster tails and my husband’s family enjoyed fried shrimp and calamari

We’ve chosen seven of our most popular fish and seafood recipes to share for this Christmas eve celebration

Clams Oreganata

Succulent clams topped with  crisp golden brown breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and herbs


Crab Cakes

Delicate and sweet lump crab meat mixed with herbs, scallions, garlic, lemon zest and just enough fillers to bind them, then cooked until golden brown

Nicely browned lump crab cakes on an oval white platter with a remoulade in a white bowl

Linguine & Clam Sauce

A briny garlic and wine sauce, tender delicious clams served over linguine with fresh herbs make the perfect dish

Linguine in a rich wine and garlic based sauce with whole and shucked clams nestled in the pan sprinkles with fresh green chopped parsley, yellow lemon zest and red strips of sundried tomatoes in a silver pan

Broiled Cod

Delicate flaky cod broiled with a butter, garlic, lemon  and herb sauce

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Seafood Fra Diavolo

All the best flavors from the sea, lobster, shrimp and scallops cooked in a rich and slightly spicy tomato sauce  

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Stuffed Squid

Flavorful stuffed squid braised in tomato sauce until super tender


Flounder Florentine

This is a lightened up version of a classic fish dish.  Light and flaky flounder with colorful red bell peppers and spinach baked in a cream sauce

Flounder on a bed of spinach and tomatoes in a lightened cream sauce

Happy Holidays from Simply Sundays!

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