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10 Traditional Christmas Eve Meals

Italian-style seafood classics to share this holiday

6. Clams Casino by John Mariani

Here's a recipe that relies on fresh clams but is still super-simple. Just heat all liquid ingredients, boil clams, bake together for 5 minutes and voila: You've made a restaurant-worthy starter in under 30 minutes.

Per Serving: 219 calories, 8g saturated fat, 5g carbohydrates, 12g protein, 0g fiber

7. Smoked Cod and Cannellini by Nigella Lawson

For a heartier main dish, try this cod and cannellini bean recipe. Full of protein and simple seasoning, it's healthy and flavorful.

Per Serving: 860 calories, 3g saturated fat, 99g carbohydrates, 73g protein, 22g fiber

8. Eggplant Parmigiana by Michele Scicolone

Need a break from fish? Eggplant parm is always a favorite and pairs beautifully with most fish dishes.

Per Serving: 259 calories, 6g saturated fat, 7g carbohydrates, 10g protein, 4g fiber

9. Shrimp Prepared in the Scampi Style by Lidia Bastianich

Whether or not you're making seven fishes, shrimp scampi is wonderful on Christmas Eve.

Per Serving: 479 calories, 11g saturated fat, 5g carbohydrates, 54g protein, 0g fiber

10. Seared Sea Scallops With Garlic, Tomato and Olive Compote by Gordon Hamersley

Instead of the usual scallops served with lemon or wrapped in bacon, these have fresh herbs, sun-dried tomatoes and olives that pack this dish with flavor.

Per Serving: 551 calories, 6g saturated fat, 15g carbohydrates, 18g protein, 2g fiber

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