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Here's a little piggyback thread on the Night of 7 fishes thread...

Who can name the traditional 7 fishes?
 

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Here goes:
eel
bacala(salted cod)
smelts
sardines
shrimp
mussels
toss up between clams or scungilli. My pick would be scungilli. Buon Natale
 

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Calamari (squid)
Scungilli [skuhn-GEE-lee] (conch)
Baccalà [bah-kah-LAH] (dry, salt cod)
Shrimp
Clams served with pasta
Mussels
Some type of big fish ususally a snapper, sea trout, tuna, or salmon
Christmas day begins with an antipasto. Then would come soup, a pasta (ravioli), a meat course (usually fresh ham), and salad.
 

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Originally posted by VOLKANMAN:
Calamari (squid)
Scungilli [skuhn-GEE-lee] (conch)
Baccalà [bah-kah-LAH] (dry, salt cod)
Shrimp
Clams served with pasta
Mussels
Some type of big fish ususally a snapper, sea trout, tuna, or salmon
Christmas day begins with an antipasto. Then would come soup, a pasta (ravioli), a meat course (usually fresh ham), and salad.
Do I smell a Google here? :D
 

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Here's some more Trivia about the 7 fishes...

The # 7 is symbolic. The #7 is oftened refered to as the perfect #. Many feel the 7 fishes symbloize the 7 sacraments. The #7 is referenced many times in the Bible.

Some cultures also serve 9, 13 or even 21 fishes for there dinner.

The reason fish is served is because the Catholic Church at one time did not allow it's people to eat meat on Fridays or before any major Catholic Holiday.
 
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