I love the Italian tradition of the 7 fishes and I know some people in my family will create a 7 fishes dinner around the holidays. In Brazil we usually celebrate Christmas eve with our families and friends, while Christmas day is usually celebrated with your immediate family. This year I figured on just having a nice quiet Christmas eve and then head to my in-laws Christmas day. On Christmas eve I cooked a little 5 fish dinner instead of 7 for my little family.
I made some scallops with a macarpone sauce with granny smith apples, Brussel sprouts with garlic, shallots and anchovies (which I didn’t have to add salt because there is enough in the anchovies), Crab Bisque soup, Littleneck clams with pomegranate seeds and white wine sauce (which turned purple because of the seeds) and Shrimp with a Saffron rice topped with asparagus and toasted sesame seeds. The tastes were delicious and very enjoyable. My kids chowed down the littlenecks which I was very surprised since they are 4 and 2 1/2. Other then my children, my husband is my best food critic. Well I hope you all had a great time eating this holiday season.
What did you eat this holiday season that was different or a tradition for your family?