What Fish Dishes are You Cooking for Christmas Eve?
Here's our list this year:
pasta with fish sauce
baccala may be on it as well, not confirmed yet
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!
Focaccia with red dipping sauce
Spaghetti al Pomodoro e Basilico (Basilico Pasta)
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
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)
Shrimp cocktail with three sauces
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.
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.