This post is sponsored by Gorton’s, however all opinions and reviews are my own.
While I have never actually heard of this tradition, I was super intrigued to learn that many people celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. This year I got the chance to celebrate this Italian Christmas tradition with friends. Typically, the dinner includes seven different seafood dishes or one or two different types of fish prepared in seven different ways.
Despite its popularity among Americans, many Italians do not even know about the tradition of the Feast of 7 Fishes. Each of the 20 Italian regions have a different culinary tradition for Christmas Eve dinner.
For example, families in Piemonte celebrate with fresh pasta filled with meat. In Roma, families will enjoy fish-based soup. In Sardegna, they will not partake in Christmas Eve dinner without small semolina gnocchi usually served in a sauce with tuna and fresh cherry tomatoes.
This year we decided to try the tradition for ourselves but with a little American twist as my family LOVES Gorton’s fish products! As an appetizer we served Gorton’s Crunchy Breaded Fish Sticks. They are so delicious dipped in a hearty holiday cocktail sauce.
Gorton’s is committed to bringing the goodness of the sea to everyone in a time when it’s needed most,by providing easy, nourishing meals with a fresh taste that the whole family will enjoy!
The Gorton’s Parmesan crusted Fillets are delicious chopped up in a fresh italian salad! We chose fresh mixed greens, croutons, parmesan shards, and chopped Gorton’s fillets. In addition to being a quality meal option did you know Gorton’s products contain optimal protein with 100% wild-caught fish, containing omega-3s.
There are so many other dishes you can make using traditional ingredients mixed with Gorton’s fish products to recreate your very own Feast of 7 Fishes dinners! Just head on over to your local Kroger to pick your favorite from Gorton’s selection.