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Seven Fishes?

Mosaic fish tile (photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Mosaic fish tile (photo courtesy of Pixabay)

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Many families in our area observe a unique Christmas Eve tradition: preparing a pre-holiday mini-feast in which seven fish dishes are served in a sprawling all-evening affair.

Italian-American families have expanded the modest old-world menu of baccalà, or salted cod, to include rich delicacies like lobster and oysters.

Let's create a musical menu that sweeps the oceans for at least four of those seven fishes. Dig in to your song picks just after 9 a.m. this morning. Tartar sauce not included.

Served:

PJ Harvey: Down By The Water

B52's; Rock Lobster

Beatles: Octopus' Garden

Hank Williams: Jambalaya