Feast of the Seven Fishes: Italian chef’s scrumptious recipes

Feast of the Seven Fishes: Italian chef’s scrumptious recipes
Feast of the Seven Fishes: Italian chef’s scrumptious recipes

NEW YORK — For a lot of, Christmas features a essential dish like ham or turkey. However on Christmas Eve in some Italian households, fish is on the menu for or “The Feast of the Seven Fishes.”

Government Chef Michele Casadei Massari, who was born in Riccione on Italy’s Adriatic coast and grew up in Bologna, serves seven fishes on Dec. 24 yearly for dinner at his restaurant Lucciola in New York Metropolis. 

“Often known as ‘The Vigilia,’ the Feast of the Seven Fishes is a southern Italian customized by which a meal of at the very least seven several types of seafood is served earlier than midnight for Christmas Eve dinner,” he tells USA TODAY. 

The Dec. 24 meal, Casadei Massari continues, is rooted within the Catholic custom of not consuming meat through the Introduction interval.