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Seafood on Christmas Eve Saves Time

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Rose colored fish with a lemon wine marinade It's Christmas Eve, and you haven't a moment to spare. That's why seafood for dinner makes so much sense. In Italy, seafood dishes on Christmas Eve are a must. For Catholics, serving seafood was a way of avoiding red meat on a holy day. There is a more practical reason to continue this tradition: Many seafood dishes are easy to prepare. Oyster stew comes together in a matter of minutes and is best eaten as fresh as possible. Every time I make it, I'm surprised at how quick this treat is. Though oyster crackers are a popular choice for sprinkling over the stew, I prefer a rustic bread, like a crusty sourdough rye, slathered in butter. Rich and hearty don't begin to describe its wonders. Salmon is a healthy fish that is best served simply, such as a sauté with cucumber. Cooked cucumber may seem strange to some, but it is a true partner to the fish. Rice or pasta with garlic butter on the side finish off the meal. Tuna is a fish that shouldn't be overcooked, so pan-searing it about 3-4 minutes on each side will get you dinner on the table quickly. Tuna Steak au Poivre, a French term referring to the pepper used on the outer skin,  Serve this dish with a salad of mixed greens or arugula. So, if you're in a rush to make a candlelight service or get some last-minute packages wrapped, then try a simple seafood dish. You'll give your family something hearty and get have more time to enjoy the holiday.
Tuna Steak au Poivre Comes Together Quickly

Tuna Steak au Poivre Comes Together Quickly

Oysters

Serving Oyster Stew Is an Easy Tradition to Follow

Rose colored fish with a lemon wine marinade

Rose colored fish with a lemon wine marinade

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