3 ideas for a fish-based Christmas menu
Christmas Eve dinner? Christmas Day lunch? In Italy, up until a few decades ago, the traditions were set in stone: Christmas Day lunch was an absolute must in the north, while in central and southern Italy most people kicked off the festivities with a special dinner on Christmas Eve.
Yet as time passes, these traditions evolve and pick up outside influences, leaving us with something better described as a body of memories, customs and family habits which provide us with some of the most delicious food of the year.
At the end of the day, there’s nothing better than having all the family together around the table for the most special meal of the year.
In this article, we're going to discover a fish-based Christmas menu which we hope will inspire you to make the big day even more special.
Fish-based Christmas menu idea number one: Crispy anchovies with scamorza cheese
Fish-based Christmas menu idea number two: Risotto with citrus and prawns
Bored of the same old pasta and risotto dishes? Well, it’s your lucky day. We’ve got a fresh new idea packed with bold flavor – but that is really simple to make.
To prepare this aromatic risotto with citrus and prawns, first finely chop half an onion and sauté off with a bit of our Olive Oil. Add 240g of risotto rice to the onion and toast for a few minutes. Add a glass of dry white wine to the rice and stir, then add the juice from the citrus fruit. Add one ladle of stock at a time, along with the juice of one orange and one lemon, until the rice is cooked to your liking. When the dish has about 5 minutes of cooking remaining, add 10 cleaned, shelled and chopped prawns.
Fish-based Christmas menu idea number three: Sea bass with sundried tomatoes and pine nuts
The universally popular sea bass is a versatile fish with delicate white flesh. In this recipe, it’s served with sundried tomatoes and pine nuts.