The Menu

We’re having Christmas Eve dinner at our house this year, and we’re planning fish, though not the traditional baccala since the Little Sister is, we think, the only one who would eat it. Most of the rest don’t like fish anyway, but it’s tradition.


  • Shrimp (boiled) with lemon and basil sauce or horseradish cocktail sauce
  • Lemon-Dill Shrimp (grilled) on a bed of Orzo
  • A Selection of Cheeses (mozzarella, parmagiana, ricotta salada)
  • Whole Wheat Bread, stuffed with Spinach, Onions and Mozzarella

Pasta e Pesci

  • Spaghetti Marinara
  • Baked Flounder
  • Grilled Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze
  • Tuscan Artichokes
  • Sauteed Kale, Spinach, and Broccoli


  • Apple Crisp
  • Italian Cheesecake
  • A Selection of Cookies

To Drink

The shrimp and salmon recipes are from Weber’s The Art of the Grill.