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The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a delicious part of an Italian-American Christmas Eve celebration. It originated in Southern Italy as families often gathered on December 24th to enjoy a fish feast known as The Vigil (La Vigilia). However, the ritual of enjoying seven (at least) fishes on Christmas Eve is more of an Italian American origin.
Although the fish and seafood selections for this event vary depending upon availability, we here at Motts Channel Seafood would like to offer up the following suggestions to those who might like to give this tradition a try:
Need preparation ideas? We have an abundance of recipes on our website or our Alison’s Recipe Boxweb page. Click here for more ideas from Chef Mario Batali.
Here's a simple and delicious fresh shrimp recipe the whole family will love. Recipe and photo credit: www.cookingwithnonna.com
1 pound Motts Channel Seafood shrimp
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 cup virgin olive oil
1 cup Parmesan cheese
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
Clean and devein shrimp.
Place shrimp in a bag with flour. Remove shrimp shaking off excess flour.
In a large mixing bowl mix eggs, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Place olive oil in a large skillet and heat oil on medium heat.
Dip shrimp in egg mixture and place them in the heated skillet and fry to a golden brown then flip over till fully browned on both sides.
Remove from oil and place on paper towel lined plate, sprinkle remaining cheese on hot shrimp and serve.
Give the gift of fresh fish and seafood. Buy a $50 gift certificate and take home a FREE Motts Channel Seafood visor. Hurry! Offer ends December 24th.
Mark Venters of Wilmington will receive a $25 gift certificate for his next fresh fish and seafood purchase. Next time you are in don't forget to drop your business card or write down your email address and drop it in our fish bowl. You could be our next winner!
Deadline for orders is December 21st!
January 1, 2016
The inaugural Polar Plunge at the Stone Street Beach Access in Wrightsville Beach, NC, benefits Communities In Schools. The first 300 people to sign up are guaranteed an event T-shirt. "Freezin' for a Reason!" Starting at 10:00 a.m. the event includes live music, food, hot beverages, children’s activities and more as you prepare to take your dip. The plunge will officially take place at 11:00 a.m. Click here for all the chilly details!
We will be closing early on Christmas Eve at 2:00 p.m.
We are closed on
Christmas and New Year's Day.
Visit us 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
seven days a week.
Calling all New Hanover High School Alumni and Sports Fans!
Baseball season is only a few months away! We invite you to become a Wildcat 100 Sponsor. With you $100 donation you receive two season tickets to all junior varsity and varsity baseball games, PLUS your name (or company name) will be included on a large banner that will hang on the Sharks dugout at Legion Stadium. For more information please call Alison at 910-520-5949.
Come see why Star News readers have voted us Best Seafood Market
for 2013 and 2014!