The Feast Of The Seven Fishes

     It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Families come together, presents are given, and best of all good food is enjoyed between people who love each other. Seafood is actually one of the most popular items to feature on the Holiday dinner table, and the reason why stems from the Christmas tradition known as the Feast of The Seven Fishes. While the number doesn’t always have to be 7, the main point of this Italian tradition is a big feast of varied types of delicious seafood. Want to try this out for you and your family? Here’s a few easy recipes to try out this year!  

Baked Cod Fillet
2ea. 8oz Fresh Cod Portions
1oz Fresh Olive Oil
1ea. Sprig of Thyme
1ea. Sprig of Basil
1ea. Fresh Lemon
4oz Butter
2oz White Wine
Sea Salt & Pepper
Aluminum foil

Chop all herbs, toss Cod fillets in Olive Oil and Herbs season with Salt & Pepper. Place Seasoned Cod fillet  in Foil creating a pocket. Cut butter in cubes an place in the foil add white wine and juice of lemon. Seal Foil creating a steam pocket, bake for 12 minutes on Med High Heat on grill.

Whole Grilled Branzino
1ea. Whole Branzino Gilled, gutted and scaled Butterflied
4oz Whole Unsalted Butter
1ea. Sprig of Thyme
1ea. Sprig Rosemary
1ea. Sprig Basil
2ea. Whole Garlic Gloves.

Melt and Clarify Butter,  fine chop all herbs and add Garlic to Clarified butter.
Brush Branzino on inside and out and set on grill. Cook until temperature of 145 degrees. Brush Butter on Branzino before removing from fire.

Bacon Wrapped Colossal Gulf Shrimp
12ea.  Peel & Devein Extra Jumbo Shrimp (16/20 count)
12ea. Maple Bacon Sliced
4oz Cream Cheese
2ea. LG jalapeno

 Butterfly Shrimp Length wise, spread cream cheese on the shrimp. Slice Jalapeño length wise and add a slice to the shrimp. Wrap Shrimp, cream cheese and jalapeño with  Bacon use a toothpick to hold Bacon in place. Grill on Med High heat until 145 degrees.

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