There are plenty of authentic Italian fish recipes, each one having a peculiar trait and taste. Italy’s traditional cuisine is well renowned all over the world for its fish-based meals. Let’s get a glimpse at some of the most popular Italian fish recipes:
Italian seafood pasta
Spaghetti allo scoglio is one of the most popular traditional recipes in Italy. It is a must-eat of Italian traditional cuisine. Quite expensive but worth its price. It consists of spaghetti dressed with mussels, clams, shrimps and squid. You can also try out Spaghetti alle vongole, a recipe which is part of traditional Neapolitan cuisine. Besides clams, oil, garlic, parsley and white wine are the main ingredients serving as dressing.
You might be tempted to try out a Ligurian specialty, especially in the Portofino area: linguine pasta, which is also known as trenette pasta, is quite the best choice you can have when considering a seafood meal. Linguine alle vongole are similar to spaghetti allo scoglio, or Spaghetti alle vongole. The only difference among the recipes lies in the use of pasta. (linguine instead of spaghetti) One of the most popular Italian fish stews is Cacciuccio, a specialty of Tuscany. It is made of scorpionfish, monkfish, shrimps, calamari, red gurnard, and, sometimes, even crabs or cuttlefish.
You can also try Bouillabaisse fish stew. This is a meal that originates from the south coast of France. It consists of three different fishes: sea robin, European conger and red rascasse. The broth is typically served with a sauce made of olive oil, garlic, pepper on grilled or toasted slices of bread. It is very popular in Ligurian cuisine. How about having a taste of spaghetti with squid ink? They’re a staple of Venetian cuisine, and are made of a thick sauce that dress them in a delicate warmth.
Seafood risotto is a staple of traditional Italian cuisine. It consists of a mixture of seafood (nokfish, cod, mussels, clams, squid, mullet). Fresh herbs impart into it a peculiar flavor.