This is not based on a scientific study, or a Facebook poll, but rather conjecture on my part.
The Italians got it right centuries ago. Every Christmas Eve they celebrate Feast of the Seven Fishes. Just a thought here, if are any Italians that want to adopt Elvis and me this year, or heck, even 2014, shoot me an email.
Feast of the Seven Fishes is an unparalleled seafood cooking adventure, even for someone who drives a hundred miles for a three-pound Copper River salmon filet. I mean, seven seafood courses? In one evening meal? For two?
I’ll bet that’s not happening in your family either. If it is, see above. We’re willing to travel.
I think most people want an easy, relaxed, spend as little time in the kitchen as possible, Christmas. Except for the Italians.
After all the stress and calories from Thanksgiving, wouldn’t seafood be the perfect choice for Christmas dinner?
So I started thinking about a few of the more traditional, easy-to-prepare, seafood dishes I like.
Here are my top five sustainable seafood picks for Christmas:
- Steamed King Crab with drawn butter
- Smoked Salmon with a crusty baguette and a soft, creamy cheese
- Steamed Black Mussels with Leeks & Chives
- Baked Blue Crab & Artichoke Dip
- Lobster tail, any old way
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