Italian Christmas is awesome. We’re not mad at turkey, ham and baked ziti on the same plate, not mad at all. So you get the big feast Christmas Day, but there’s also an equally important feast on Christmas Eve. Do it right, people. If you’re going to do Italian Christmas, take a leaf out of a master’s book.

“I love Christmas traditions, especially around food. But these days, it is so hard for people to make time to sit down and enjoy the full feast of the seven fishes,” says Osteria Morini Executive Chef Matt Adler. “Our zuppa de pesce at  represents the soul of the feast, while allowing time for those last-minute chores that inevitably pop up on Christmas Eve.”

It’s the best of both worlds, a delicious meal and one that honors the tradition.