A Seafood Feast for the Holidays
from Codfathers Seafood in Kelowna BC
The Holidays is one time of the year we all wish we were Italian. The Italians have brought us many gifts, from fine suits to fast cars to talking with our hands, but none is more enjoyable –– than their affinity for big, boisterous, table groaning under the weight of the food meals. Holidays amplify the Italian affection for doing everything over-the-top – especially Christmas Eve, when many Italian-Canadian families celebrate what's known as the Feast of the Seven Fishes. The rules of Festa del Sette Pesci are fairly loose – in that you don't have to literally eat seven fish – but the basic idea, which likely stems from a Catholic restriction on eating meat, is to gorge yourself on a sprawling, all-night seafood meal that can contain as many as 13 courses.
You may not be stomach-qualified to consume 13 courses, or even have a kitchen big enough to prepare 13 courses, but you can have your seafood feast without touching a single pot by simply ordering your seafood platters from Codfathers Seafood Market.
Whether it’s an intimate dinner party for 4, a family dinner of 20 or an office party of 50+, Codfathers Seafood Market can prepare seafood platters made to order. They bring fresh shipments into the Okanagan Valley, often by airfreight six days a week from trusted sources, and can access ‘almost’ any specialty product that you may require. Platters can be overflowing with crab legs, mussels and scallops. All seafood is top quality, locally cut, sustainable seafood and Codfathers is proud to be the first full-service fish market in Canada to embrace OceanWise.
If you do want to get out your collection of pots and pans and make your own seafood feast, you can find all of your protein at Codfathers. In addition the fishmongers can prepare the fish to suit your cooking needs, so always check if a particular cut is suitable for your recipe. Squeamish about cooking crab or lobster? Codfathers is happy to cook it for you, and will even fillet-prepare your whole large fish at no extra charge.
This year your holiday season can include a Feast of the Seven Fishes, or even two fishes and be easy, fresh and perfect for the occasion with the assistance of your local fishmonger, Codfathers Seafood Market.
Codfathers Seafood Market is conveniently located at 2355 Gordon Drive, Kelowna. Visit the Codfathers page on TFG for directions and more information :)