Have you started counting down to Christmas? We sure have! Cooking for the holidays is a great joy but planning a Christmas Eve menu and a Christmas Day feast can be daunting. We're coming to the rescue with a seafood-based Christmas Eve menu the whole family will enjoy. You'll find favorites like sautéed Brussels sprouts, a Christmas punch and plenty of tasty treats to satisfy your holiday cravings. Here's what to make:
BAKED STUFFED MUSHROOMS
Ease into your Christmas Eve feast with these delectable baked mushrooms stuffed with Parmesan cheese, garlic, oregano and bread crumbs.
THAI SHRIMP WONTONS
Here's a finger food no one will be able to resist: tender shrimp blanketed in crispy wonton skins. Dip them into a sweet and sour chili sauce.
A bacon, sauerkraut and mushrooms stuffing makes these traditional Polish pierogies perfect for your Christmas Eve menu. Serve them with plenty of browned butter.
Want to enjoy an Italian-style Christmas Eve meal? Add crunchy and delicious fried eel to your menu. It's a dish best accompanied with a glass of Lambrusco.
BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH CHESTNUTS
Christmas Eve dinner wouldn't be the same without a touch of green. Dish up these sautéed Brussels sprouts with roasted chestnuts and a white balsamic cream.
Since you'll be indulging in decadent desserts the next day, lighten things up on Christmas Eve with these divine poached pears served with a red wine reduction.
Toast to the holidays with this colorful Christmas punch made with red wine, orange juice and spices like cinnamon and star anise.
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