The most magical night of the year is Christmas Eve. We come together as a family and savor the time we have with each other here on earth, and we remember the loved ones who have passed on. Of course, we also eat great food and lots of it. The Feast of the Seven Fishes, also known as La Vigilia (the Vigil), is a Sicilian-American traditional dinner on Christmas Eve.
So, what should you serve at the Feast of the Seven Fishes? While there are no hard-and-fast rules about the preparation of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, there is plenty of debate over how to celebrate this Sicilian-American tradition. What fish should be included and how they should be prepared can vary. Some people cook seven courses; some choose to make twelve (in reference to Jesus’ twelve apostles). Some simply create a seafood stew. Many families keep their own traditions, but everyone who celebrates can agree: seafood should be prepared and consumed on Christmas Eve, preferably with wine.
Here’s our take: