This holiday season, Gulf Coast Seafood is putting a new twist on an old tradition: the Feast of the Seven Fishes.
Before we serve up our delicious Gulf-style seafood feast, we’ll take a moment to toast to the Italians who came up with this delicious holiday custom centuries ago.
Southern Italians are credited with creating and popularizing the Feast of the Seven Fishes, which — as its name suggests — is a seven-dish celebration. When these families began immigrating to the US in the early 1900s, they brought the tradition with them.
Today, the Feast is celebrated by families across the US — including those located near the Gulf Coast. For our Feast, we headed to the beautiful dining room of culinary artist Randolph Tucker Fitz-Hugh, Jr.
In spirit of the season — and in spirit of Gulf Coast Seafood, of course! — we cooked up a Feast of the Seven Fishes that relied on fresh, in-season Gulf Coast seafood.
We invite you to join our Feast by trying out one of the recipes below.