Feast of the 7 fishes

  1. ok... a question... which fishes do you guys use?
    My family is from Palermo... (amongst the rest of the world)
    We use Whiting, Lobster, Calamari, Shrimp, Scallops, Clams, Muscles...

    We dont like the baccala, or how it stinks up the house...(non-traditional traditionalists)

    anyway-- so--- what do you guys use?

    --Barbara
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   tiger
    fried catfish (with some cornmeal) is unbeatable. janet
  4. by   Jenny P
    Walleye is the Minnesota favorite, but my kids, hubby and I also love clams, oysters, shrimp, lobster, calimari, mussels: almost any shell fish there is (and Minnesota isn't by the ocean-- drat!)
  5. by   RNKitty
    SALMON!
  6. by   misti_z
    Ummmmm catfish and any shellfish.
  7. by   pkmom
    OOH, grilled salmon is my favorite, its also good with honey mustard! Oh goodness, Now I'm hungry.
  8. by   CashewLPN
    Salmon for christmas??? Odd...

    does anybody celebrate the feast?(my g-ma wants to know... she's cool)

    --Barbara
  9. by   RNKitty
    Okay, I thought the question was what type of fish we liked. What is the feast of seven fishes and who celebrates it?
  10. by   nicola
    I would also like to know about the feast... Never heard of it!

    However, my favorite fish is parrot fish, followed by salmon, tuna steaks and just about anything that comes from the sea! (I'm not fond of mussles and oysters, tho...)
  11. by   Dplear
    ok...if you can teach a fish to go moo or oink or cocka-doddle-doo, then I will eat it....
    yech, fish!!!!!!

    Dave

    p.s. what is the feast of 7 fishes?
  12. by   WalMart_ADN
    It is tradition that the Sicilians (and Italians) have a 7 fish dinner on Christmas Eve. Some think that it is perhaps one representing each day of the week, but most traditions come from the observance of the Cena della Vigilia, the wait for the miraculous birth of Christ in which early Christians Catholics fasted on Christmas Eve until after receiving communion at Midnight Mass.

    Baccala , Calamari, Shrimp ,Clams,Crab, Whitefish flounder, oysters (i do'nt like the Baccala, either!)
  13. by   Marianne518
    Our family looks forward to this meal every Christmas Eve. We have baccala, calamari, shrimp, smelts, whiting, scallops, and some sort of tuna dish for the children.
  14. by   Dplear
    Thanks for the info about the feast of the 7 fishes. The reason i did not know of it is that the Irish in me requires I drink my feasts.....

    Dave

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