Seafood St. Helena

Preparation info

  • Makes

    6 to 8

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All: Recipes, Remembrances, and a Little Riotous Behavior

The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All

By Mary Martha Greene

Published 2021

  • About

The traditional Italian-American Christmas Eve dinner is called the Feast of the Seven Fishes. It is served to break the traditional fasting day of Christmas Eve at midnight with an array of seven or more seafood dishes. The traditional feast may include anchovies, whiting, lobster, sardines, baccala (salted cod), smelt, eel, squid, shrimp, mussels, and clams. Since many of those varieties of seafood aren’t readily available (or eaten) in the Lowcountry, my Southern Baptist family didn’t qu