Alert
Close

Help Disrupt Aging. Join White House Live Stream Today at 8:30 a.m. ET. Learn more

Highlights

Open

SEARCH RECIPES

Enter an ingredient, course or keyword and get cooking!

 

 

FREE FUN!

AARP Games - Play Now!
AARP Auto Buying Program

  

Contests and
Sweeps

You Could Choose Your Dream Vacation!

Hawaii, the Grand Canyon or an Alaskan Cruise! No purchase necessary. Ends May 31. See official rules.


most popular
articles

Viewed

10 Traditional Christmas Eve Meals

Italian-style seafood classics to share this holiday

Shrimp scampi, Christmas Eve Meals

Celebrate your Christmas Eve feast with multiple courses of delicious seafood dishes. — E. Jane Armstrong/Getty Images

Christmas Eve is just around the corner, which means you've probably started thinking about your dinner menu. Italians celebrate Christmas Eve with the Feast of the Seven Fishes: multiple courses of delicious seafood dishes. With a nod to this tradition, we've gathered a handful of timeless recipes you might want to try this year, from fried calamari to clams casino to octopus salad — along with a fishless option for the vegetarian, or seafood-averse, among you.

Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter.

1. Calamari Fritti by John Mariani

Not just a restaurant dish, calamari can be made at home as an appetizer, pasta topper or side. Match with marinara sauce, balsamic vinegar or lemon wedges.

Per Serving: 510 calories, 7g saturated fat, 13g carbohydrates, 19g protein, 1g fiber

2. Salt Cod Fritters by Daisy Martinez

Salt cod is often included as part of the seven fishes. This recipe makes fritters out of cod, which is fantastic fried.

Per Serving: 76 calories, 0g saturated fat, 5g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 0g fiber

3. Linguine With Tomato Clam Sauce by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

Simple and traditional, this is a quick meal to prepare if you need a last-minute addition to your menu.

Per Serving: 558 calories, 1g saturated fat, 95g carbohydrates, 17g protein, 6g fiber

4. Zuk's Grilled Octopus Salad by Fred Thompson

A classic among Mediterranean families, octopus salad is almost always served for holiday meals.

Per Serving: 406 calories, 3g saturated fat, 13g carbohydrates, 46g protein, 1g fiber

5. Spinach and Ricotta Manicotti by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

Spinach and ricotta go as well together as peanut butter and jelly. A combination of pasta, spinach, cheese and sauce can do no wrong in our book.

Per Serving: 432 calories, 13g saturated fat, 33g carbohydrates, 25g protein, 3g fiber

Next page: Use fresh clams in this simple recipe. »

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Advertisement

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

denny's restaurant member discount membership

Members save 15% all day, every day when dining at participating Denny’s restaurants.

Member Benefit Discount Dunkin Donuts Cream

Members get a FREE Donut with purchase of a L or XL beverage at Dunkin' Donuts.

Outback membership benefit aarp festive steak dinner

Members save 15% on lunch and dinner every day at Outback Steakhouse.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

  

Advertisement