I happen to combine all the different types of fish together instead of serving the different fish separately. The beauty of the Feast of Seven Fishes is there are really no rules, except that it is a meal made up of seven different fish.
Why the number seven? Good question. There happens to be several different theories. Seven is the most repeated number in the Bible and appears over 700 times. One theory pertains to the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. Another says the number 7 is symbolic of the number of days it took to create the universe. Other ideas point to the seven hills in Rome or the time it took Mary and Joseph to arrive in Bethlehem. One thing I know for sure with seven different types of seafood, you will appeal to the varying tastes of every member of your family!
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