One of my favorite nights of the year is Christmas Eve because of special memories from Christmas Eve dinners of the past. Most Italians have the Feast of the Seven fishes dinner and along with it pasta dishes with seafood.
We have been innundated with requests for my Feast of the Seven Fishes article and here it is at: http://tinyurl.com/7fishes
Also a fun gift for the Holidays is an interesting book that combines a comic strip with recipes and stories for The Feast of The Seven Fishes. You can find it at http://www.thefeastofthesevenfishesblog.com/
Here is a recipe especially for Christmas Eve dinner from my upcoming book
The publication date is April 2009, but you can purchase a special pre-publication copy at http://www.marialiberati.com/
Pappardelle Al Tonno (pappardelle pasta with tuna)
*1 lb of pappardelle pasta
*16 ounces of tuna packed in extra virgin olive oil
*1/3 cup of pitted black olives
*2 teaspoons of capers (packed in vinegar) Drain right before using.
*1 tablespoon of olive oil
*1 garlic clove
*1 handful of fresh parsley
*pinch of salt
Place pappardelle in boiling water until al dente. Chop finely with a mezzaluna or chopping knife the olives and garlic, tuna, capers-al together. Place olive oil in large sauté pan and heat. Add in chopped ingredients and sauté for
5 minutes or until garlic begins to turn golden. Remove from heat. Add in cooked pappardelle and toss gently. Serve with finely chopped parsley.
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