Christmas Eve, or La Vigilia, is one of the biggest feast days in Italy … but, wait. We’ve already talked about that, haven’t we?
Known as “The Feast of the Seven Fishes” because southern Italians traditionally served seven different types of seafood, this custom has been passed throughout generations of Italian-Americans, written about and blogged about.
Two of my blogging buddies, MaryAnne of Finding La Dolce Vita and Joe at Italyville have teamed up to create an Italian-style Christmas Eve feast like none the blogosphere has ever seen.
And they asked for help.
If you have a great seafood recipe to contribute to the Seven Fishes Feast, here is what you do!
- Create a fish or shellfish dish and post it on your blog.
- Display the “Seven Fishes Feast” badge and link back to both Maryann and Joe.
- Send your entry to joe (at) italyville (dot) com and put “Seven Fishes Feast” in the subject line.
- Include your name, blog name, url, the name of your recipe with a photo and a link to your post.
They will post the recipes as they arrive… so check in with them throughout the week!
Oh, also they will chose a name at random on December 19th and the winner will receive a super-cool Calabrian-inspired gift basket.
So count me in.
This pasta dish is easy, peasy and is a staple at our house year-round.
Pasta al Tonno
>> Canned Tuna (one small can per person)
>> Penne Pasta
>> Olive Oil
>> One Fresh Red Pepper
1. Lightly brown garlic in a small amount of olive oil.
2. Drain the tuna and add to the pan.
3. Slice the pepper in half and add it in with the tuna.
3. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
4. Add parsley.
** See? I told you it was easy peasy! **
I’ve already said this is a staple at our place. What are some of your favorite meals to quickly whip up at the end of a long day?