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Seafood Frenzy Friday: Christmas Eve Edition

Celebrate Christmas Eve the Italian way with these 22 recipes for Seafood Frenzy Friday: Christmas Eve Edition.

Seafood Frenzy Friday Christmas Eve Edition

My family heritage is Italian on my father’s side and a mixture of French Canadian, Irish, Scottish and Iroquois Indian on my mother’s side. Being half Italian you would think that I would enjoy the traditional meal served on Christmas Eve; “Night of the 7 Fishes”, but alas, I don’t eat seafood. Nor does my father, so it wasn’t something I was even introduced to when I was a child.

Just because I don’t eat seafood, doesn’t mean I don’t know a good looking dish when I see one. I started Seafood Frenzy Friday several years ago and don’t compile these roundups as often as I used to, but please check out the Seafood Category under the Recipe Index where you will see over 65 seafood recipe roundups for you to peruse through (that’s over 6500 recipes!).

Here is Seafood Frenzy Friday: Christmas Eve Edition


Tomato & Anchovy Salad from Posh Journal


Mediterranean Feta & Shrimp Pasta from Snappy Gourmet

pratos e travessas

Red Wine Braised Baby Octopus Food & Wine


Crab Crostini from Taste Love and Nourish


Roasted Shrimp Cocktail from Who Needs a Cape

marinated seafood salad

Marinated Seafood Salad from Food Network


Cioppino from The Domestic Man


Salt & Pepper Squid from The Woks of Life

New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen


Seafood Paella from ChewTown


Fish Tacos from Everyday Saavy

Scallops with Lemon Zest and Capers 3

Bay Scallops with Lemon Zest, Garlic and Capers from This is How I Cook


Creamy Shrimp Dip from Krystal’s Kitsch


Lobster Bisque from The Suburban Soapbox


Lemon Stuffed Mediterranean Sea Bass from Spicie Foodie


Alaska Cod with Clam Chowder Sauce from Food Done Light


Whole Roasted Branzino with Fennel and Onions from Saveur


Shrimp Scampi Dip from Damn Delicious


How to Clean and Prepare Mussels from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen


Seafood Linguine from Woman and Home


Cilantro Lime Shrimp from Leave No Leftovers

Dijon Maple Grilled Shrimp Skewers are marinated in maple syrup and Dijon mustard; then skewered with fresh garden vegetables and grilled to perfection.

Dijon Maple Grilled Shrimp Skewers from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

What do you eat for Christmas Eve? 


  1. Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction
    December 11, 2015 at 7:57 am - Reply

    We eat too much. My hubby’s family does the seven fishes. My family never followed that tradition.

  2. Abbe @ This is How I Cook
    December 12, 2015 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Thanks for the link! These all look like such great dishes! I can assure you that those scallops are fabulous. I even make them as appetizers on New Years Eve!

  3. Mark Warren
    December 13, 2015 at 9:07 am - Reply

    our family loves seafood but i dont… i get easily dizzy when i eat sea shell sea foods

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