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Good Day Cafe: Feast of 7 Fishes

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MYFOXNY.COM - For many celebrating Christmas Eve, especially those of Italian descent, the Feast of the 7 Fishes is a traditional meal on the evening before Christmas Day.

The owners of Aunt Butchie's restaurant in Brooklyn and Staten Island prepared several dishes including zuppa di sette pesci.

Ingredients list:

2 oz olive oil

2 oz garlic

4 oz chopped basil

2 cups clam stock

2 cups white wine

1 tbl salt

1 Tsp crushed red pepper

1 Stick butter

1 cup calamari cleaned & cut

10 vongole clams ,4 scallops

6 mussels, 2 scungilli sliced

1 ¼ lobster cut and cleaned

4 u15 shrimp

5 cups whole peeled tomatoes in thick puree


Sautée garlic, olive oil, and crushed red pepper

When garlic starts to brown, add vongole, mussels, scallops, scungilli, lobster,

& white wine. Let it cook for approx 4 min. Add Clam stock, shrimp, calamari, salt,

tomatoes and butter. Let it cook for approx 7 min.

Serve as an appetizer with a loaf of Italian bread; Feeds 4-6 ppl

Or as our family does, over 1 ½ lb of linguini pasta; Feeds 6 ppl

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