The Feast of the Seven Fishes was definitely a feast. And a delicious one at that. Some of it was traditional, some was a little less so. Judging by the very few leftovers, everyone liked it all.
We started with some marinated sardines on crostini, which was a nicely tart way to get our palates warmed up.
Then we moved to the table for the appetizers. We had a trio of scallop crudo, shrimp bisque, and clams oreganato (baked clams with oregano added to the stuffing mix). I substituted pancetta for the bacon and I added the leftover stuffing mix to my fresh breadcrumbs for the rest of my recipes since it was there….
Next, we moved on to the mains. Or you could say the primi and the secondi but all together. We had linguine with clams, shrimp alla buzara, and baccala alla vicentina. On the side we had some roasted broccoli with slivered almonds and parmesan.
Then to finish, we had some chocolate pudding with sea salt. And by then, everyone was stuffed and happy. Time for presents.