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What Fish Dishes are You Cooking for Christmas Eve?

Jonny Mangia Dec 22, 2010 10:31 AM

Here's our list this year:

clams oreganata
fried eel
fried shrimp
shrimp scampi
seafood salad
pasta with fish sauce
stuffed calamari
lobster tails
baccala may be on it as well, not confirmed yet


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    escondido123 Dec 23, 2010 01:54 PM

    On Christmas Day I'm making sole agrodolce from Bugialli's Foods of Italy. It takes time to make, but the flavors are wonderful. Luckily I'm only cooking for 6.

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      nsstampqueen Dec 23, 2010 01:38 PM

      For 8 people this year, served buffet style.

      Steamed PEI mussels in white wine, garlic, shallots and butter
      Steamed clams with melted butter
      Buon Natale Dungeness Crab (Cat Cora recipe from TV special)
      Steamed lobster
      Shrimp cocktail with three sauces
      Crispy calamari
      Roll Mops
      Clam strips (for the kids)
      Boiled potatoes and corn on the cob (for some semblance of a lobster boil)

      I am still hoping for some last minute inspiration to come to me so I can make something really unique that will blow my brother-in-law away.

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        ambra Dec 22, 2010 12:08 PM

        Smoked Salmon Crostini made with Anchovy butter
        Fried Baccala

        Risotto with Shrimp, Lobster and Cognac

        Stuffed Calamari
        Braised Octopus

        Fennel and Arugula Salad with Walnuts and Mandarin Oranges
        Grilled and Marinated Eggplant
        Home Roasted Yellow Peppers with Capers

        2 Replies
        1. re: ambra
          Jonny Mangia Dec 22, 2010 12:40 PM

          Are you buying the baccala pre-soaked or dry?

          1. re: Jonny Mangia
            ambra Dec 22, 2010 12:59 PM

            Pre-soaked but I usually soak it some more.

        2. todao Dec 22, 2010 11:59 AM

          Anti Pasti
          Focaccia with red dipping sauce
          Cabernet Sauvignon
          Spaghetti al Pomodoro e Basilico (Basilico Pasta)
          Pinot Grigio
          Walnut Herb Stuffed Rainbow Trout
          Wild Rice with Cherries and Almonds
          Garlic and dill green beans
          Gewurtztraminer, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
          Zuni Gateau Victoire with Raspberry Sauce

          1. rcallner Dec 22, 2010 11:21 AM

            We have a small guest list - six people - for Christmas eve dinner, and are keeping it simple. Good, sustainable American Paddlefish caviar is one of the appetizers, and the main course is a whole salmon, roasted, with yogurt sauce and salsa verde. That's it for the fish component of the evening. Your feast sounds amazing. Mangia bene, Jonny!

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            1. re: rcallner
              Jonny Mangia Dec 22, 2010 12:39 PM

              The salmon with yogurt sauce sounds incredible!

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