10 Recipes for Your Seven Fishes Dinner

Chef Bobby Flay is on the hook this year with a Feast of Seven Fishes Holiday Throwdown, battling against the Pellegrino family behind the famed Italian restaurant Rao’s. Although Bobby only has to take on three dishes, we’ve got 10 suggestions — both traditional and a little less so — to help you try your own version of this celebration at home.

A Seven Fishes dinner can take many forms. Although the tradition has roots in the Italian feast on La Vigilia, or Christmas Eve, and Catholic proscriptions against meat on certain days, the Feast of Seven Fishes is more commonly attributed to Italian-American origins. Small plates are crucial here in order to ensure everyone makes it through the abundance of offerings. Feel free to choose some of our suggestions below or use your personal favourites to create your own version to celebrate each holiday season with friends and family.

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