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Christmas Eve Dinner 2013, I just Cook…

by Ada Parisi
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By early December also start the race in the preparations for the Holidays. I thought, then, to make some posts that collect my suggestions for various festive menu (Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve and lunch on 1 January). Starting of course with the Christmas Eve dinner. A dinner, traditionally, It is thin, that is, without meat. First, take a look on 20 STARTERS FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO PREPARE IN ADVANCE, AI 15 FIRST OF LASAGNE OVEN-BAKED PASTA AND FOR CHRISTMAS what's up SWEET 15 SPOON EASY AND ELEGANT.

Each photograph is directly linked to the recipe, then click on the photos, and will open the recipes: I thought of a rich but light fish menu, with many preparations that you can do in advance, It composed of two starters, two first, a main course and dessert. I give you also some alternatives to the recipes that I have chosen.

The dishes have all the red notes, in keeping with the Christmas Eve dinner. And then, after midnight, to open all the presents! In the coming days will follow other three post, on Christmas lunch, the dinner on 31 December and New Year's lunch. I hope you like them and that my suggestions will be useful.

Fish balls with tomato sauce

Anchovies and salmon patties (but you can choose the fish you prefer) on a simple tomato sauce. The meatballs can be prepared in advance and fry well in advance and keep warm, as well as the sauce.




Salmon tartare and guacamole

Below I suggest a Salmon tartare with avocado, sour cream and lumpfish roe: even in this case, everything is prepared in advance.




Spaghetti with meat sauce squid

What first dishes here is an alternative to the classics spaghetti with clams : spaghetti with meat sauce squid and almonds, a sauce that is prepared before and in a hurry, then you just need to cook pasta. The lemon scent is extraordinary.




Risotto with Zucchini cream and mullet

How risotto, an indispensable dish, I chose this with cream of Zucchini (you before and now the green ones are found all year) and fillets of red mullet just blanched.





The second fish is full of tradition, who wants codfish Prince eve of the boards: I chose this very simple, pan-fried on its skin and served with vegetables and parsley sauce. And if you want even more simple dish to try baked with potatoes and tomatoes.


Soup of strawberries with zabaglione semifreddo (by Saad)

Finally the sweet: considering that surely will come to the table Panettone and Pandoro, nougat and crunchy and dried fruit, I opted for a light dessert, a zhot uppetta of strawberries with zabaglione semifreddo. The semifreddo can also be prepared with a week in advance and cook soup first and then warm up. If you do not want to make the semifreddo, buy the ice cream, the result will be good anyway!




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Salt, sugar and cinnamon.. December 9, 2013 - 15:17

ADA, let me repeat: you are a portent!!! Addirittura un menù :-)

Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 9, 2013 - 15:20

But it should be… Now come the Christmas Day menu, 31 and January 1! Kisses!

Michela December 7, 2013 - 11:51

This menu is extraordinary and I know that I will take a cue from your wonderful recipes! hello beautiful!

Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 7, 2013 - 18:13

Thanks Michael! Get inspired and let me know, it's nice to feel healthy in Sicilian!!!! A hug, ADA

Simona La casa del White Rabbit December 6, 2013 - 20:26

Beautiful post Ada! Congratulations on the choice of dishes…I look forward to the forthcoming proposals for the other menus!

Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 6, 2013 - 22:57

Hello Simona! Choose the dishes was really a grind! A hug, ADA

gisella miceli December 6, 2013 - 20:00

your recipes are tasted only have to look at them,Brava !!!!!!Tomorrow I'll do your salt cod with potatoes.
a hug from
Sicilian immigrant

Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 6, 2013 - 22:57

And two of us to be Sicilian migrants! Welcome to my blog and thank Gisella. A hug Sicilian! ADA

Jeanne- Gourmandia December 6, 2013 - 19:47

Ok ! Thanks!!! I take inspiration. Also I find that these dishes are particularly Christmas and “party people”. What a great idea! I wait for the next post……
Giovanna -Gourmandia

Sicilians creative in the kitchen December 6, 2013 - 22:58

Hello Joan! I'm at work on the next post but especially on New Year's Eve: a long dinner deserves a lot of courses and how we Sicilians know we love 'always abound'!!! A warm hug, ADA


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