Michael Lomonaco from 11 Chefs' Christmas Traditions and Recipes (Slideshow)

11 Chefs' Christmas Traditions and Recipes (Slideshow)

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Michael Lomonaco

"Christmas Eve is all about entertaining close family and friends with my Feast of the Seven Fishes, a tradition that has lived on for as long as I can remember in my family. I make about 12 dishes for our feast which includes my mother’s baccalà recipe, braised eel which I remember vividly from my childhood, fresh anchovies, and cuttlefish. When midnight hits, we have a second feast with a plethora of meat dishes such as cotechino, fennel with sausages, roasted hot peppers, and an assortment of Italian cheese. Whether I’m working or have the night off, there’s always room for these feasts and this special time with family."

Click here for Michael Lomonaco’s Slow-Roasted Salmon Recipe.