For Christmas Eve this year, I am taking on perhaps the most difficult cooking adventure I’ve had, to date. I am attempting to make a traditional Souther Italian Dinner, The Feast of Seven Fishes! There’s some general disagreement as to what the seven fish represent, but it turns out to be a great meal….lots of food & wine & family. Because this meal is going to challenge me so much technically, I decided this is not a time to experiment with recipes. Therefore, I intend to follow recipes, and I am currently planning out the timing of the meal. I have everything planned out, except for the dessert. Anyone have any suggestions. For your viewing pleasure, my menu for Christmas Eve, which I will begin cooking on Wednesday.
Lobster with Cream in Puff Pastry
Seared Swordfish with Pasta all’Aglio e Olio
Cod Roasted with Pancetta, Leeks, Mushroom, & Tomato
Salmon en Croute
Like I said, I am following recipes, and here are the ones I am using:
For the Lobster in Cream with Puff Pastry, I found it at Yum Yum
For the Steamed Mussels, Bacalla, Roasted Smelt, Seared Swordfish, and Cod at Stephen Cooks blog
And for the Salmon I referenced Rachael Ray\’s website.
Anyone have a great dessert? Preferably Italian.