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Feast of the Seven Fishes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a centuries-old Christmas Eve tradition celebrating friends, family and a love of food. Whether you're elevating your Seven Fishes game this year, or starting a new family tradition, our fishmongers have curated a meal that is sure to impress and delight.


What is the Feast of the Seven Fishes?

Eating fish on Christmas Eve dates back to the Roman Catholic custom of abstaining from meat and dairy ahead of the Christmas holiday. Seven - a symbolic number in the church - gave rise to the name. Once a primarily Italian tradition has become one of the most popular Christmas Eve meals in the world. Read more...

 

How to plan a Feast of the Seven Fishes

The good news is that there are no rules and you definitely don't need to be Italian (although the accent can be a helpful tool while cooking!). Traditional recipes use shrimp, lobster, octopus, mussels, clams, sardines and baccala, but...ahem...there are plenty of fish in the sea. Build a menu around your favorite seafood, throw a variety of fish into one dish - like a seafood pasta or stew - or try something new and luxurious - like our caviars and smoked fish.



Traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes

Partake in a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes meal the easy way. We've packed all the classics into this simple box.

Bundle Contents:

  • Baccala
  • Smelt
  • Squid
  • Cooked Octopus Tentacles
  • Eel Fillets
  • Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • Littleneck Clams

Modern Feast of the Seven Fishes

We've compiled the spirit of the Seven Fishes Feast with modern day favorites - whether you're serving immediate family or having a gathering, we've got you covered!

Bundle Contents:

  • Ora King Salmon Fillet
  • Butterflied Branzino
  • Atlantic Halibut Portions
  • Lobster Tails
  • Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • Dry Sea Scallops
  • Jumbo Lump Crabmeat

More Feast of the Seven Fishes Resources

Here are our favorite Feast of the Seven Fishes recipes so you can enjoy one of the ultimate Christmas Eve fish dinners - salute!



Fried Calamari


Shrimp & Scallop Pasta


Fish Wellington


Octopus Salad


Feast of the Seven Fishes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a Christmas Eve tradition celebrating friends, family and the sea.

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Feast of the Seven Fishes Simplified

 

Trust us...one taste and you'll be hooked! While it's origins may be widely disputed, the Feast of the Seven Fishes (or Feast of the Seven Fish), is the quintessential seafood Christmas dinner. Not only will we take care of sourcing the finest Christmas seafood and Christmas fish around, we've also compiled some of our favorite Christmas seafood recipes and Christmas fish recipes to help you create your ideal menu!