Feast of the Seven Fishes: More than just Cod

Feast of the Seven Fishes is a Christmas Eve tradition that Italians celebrate during December.

The Cooking Junket can only imagine the glorious spread as being an amazing array of food, glorious food.

But with seven fishes on the menu, it’s always interesting to put more than just regular salmon and cod fish on the table.

So here is The Cooking Junket’s guide to eating more fish this Christmas – which are sustainable to the environment.


Alternatives and substitutes for Cod

 Recipe included below from Lisa Elmqvist – the freshest fish in Stockholm, Sweden


Fish Tank Brighton

Did you know?

American’s love Cod, in fact… Londoners love cod too

So because of all this love, one of the most loved and most eaten fish in the world is now slightly endangered

If you feel that you can live without cod, so that our fish-y friends can procreate – then definitely opp for another type of fish.

Substitutes for Cod include Monk-fish or even halibut because they are a much more ‘meatier’ fish for those that don’t like bones or can’t eat ‘fishy’ fish

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Just as delicious – Halibut

If you still love Cod, try this delicious recipe from Lisa Elmqvist, otherwise, do the world a favour and swap out cod with another great tasting fish – you will still love the recipe!

Lisa Elmqvist Recipe

If you want something more hearty try the recipe for Seafood stew with your favourite fish



Steamed Cod Fish with egg, prawns and horseradish.

Per person:

200 gr cod

2 boiled eggs

30 gr shrimp

20g butter

20 gr horseradish

1 bunch of dill

6 potatoes

How to use:

1. Boil the potatoes. Add the cod in the pot of water, boil the water, let the cod simmer for 7-10 minutes.

2. Chop the eggs, grate horseradish and heat the butter until it is melted.

3. Put the steamed cod, garnish with shrimps, horseradish, dill and pour in the melted butter



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