Italian Seafood Recipes
With the country's long coastline as well as many lakes, Italians have a wide variety of seafood to choose from. A visit to an Italian fish market will reveal fish and shellfish of every description, many unknown outside of Italy. Italians tend to prepare their seafood very simply, without a lot of elaborate sauces. Shellfish are often simply grilled or fried, although many frequently turn up in pasta sauces, salads, and risotto.
This is a traditional Sicilian dish using fresh sardines that are stuffed, rolled and baked. Prepared in this manner, the sardines are said to resemble the beccafico, a tiny bird that becomes fat from gorging on figs.
Stuffed Sardines Recipe >>
Calamari Stuffed with Porcini Mushrooms, Bread, and Cheese
Calamari Stuffed with Bread Crumbs, Pine Nuts, and Raisins
Stuffed Calamari Recipes >>
Crunchy Parmesan Fish Sticks
Baked Fish Fillets with Swiss Chard
Grouper with Shrimp and Almonds
Pistachio Crusted Cod
Flounder with Lemon Butter Sauce
Easy Fish Recipes >>
Clams in Tomato Sauce
Steamed Clams with Garlic and Tomatoes
Baked Stuffed Mussels
Mussels and Leeks
Oysters with Pesto
Oysters in Green Sauce
Clams, Mussels, and Oysters >>
Steamed Lobsters with Herb Butter
Baked Stuffed Lobster
Lobster Fra Diavolo
Lobster Recipes >>
Scungilli in Hot Sauce
Spicy Scungilli Fingers
Scungilli Recipes >>
Shrimp in Garlic Sauce
Shrimp and Scallops on a Skewer - Spiedini di Mare
Shrimp in Tomato, Caper and Pine Nut Sauce
Baked Scallops with Marsala and Almonds
Shrimp and Scallops >>
Bottarga and Mozzarella Crostini
Spaghetti with Botarga
Bucatini with Bottarga
Bottarga Recipes >>
Italian Salsa Verde
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup parsley
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon capers
In a mini food processor, puree all the ingredients.
Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle on fish or vegetables.
Makes 1 cup
Seafood Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Entrees,
and Pasta for a traditional Italian Christmas Eve.
Italian Christmas Eve Recipes >>
This salad from Sardinia has a lemon emulsion dressing that beautifully compliments the octopus, potatoes, and green beans.
Octopus Salad Recipe >>
Pre-cooked and ready to eat
Designed to open oysters and clams safer and faster than traditional methods
Simply slide scissor edge under shell and push through to push out vein and cut shell.
Also great for cutting open crab legs and lobster tails.
Creative lockable grill grate locks foods in place and enable easy flipping of grilled foods.
Cod with Mushrooms
Sicilian Crisp-Seared Salmon with Fennel and Oranges
Italian Fish Recipes >>
A simple seafood stew from Tuscany that is made in one skillet with a short list of ingredients and cooked in less than 30 minutes.
Calamari in Zimino Recipe >>
No more bending your spaghetti or lasagna to get it all in the boiling water. The pan's wide oval shape takes up minimal space when the stovetop is crowded.
WE LOVE THIS PAN
ON THE GRILL
Use this versatile pan to grill oysters on the half shell or shucked. You can also serve chilled oysters on the half shell, cook corn bread, drop biscuits, single serving mac 'n' cheese and more.
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Filled with the flavors of the sea - clams, calamari, shrimp, and scallops - contrasted with the flavors of Italy - garlic, lemon juice, basil, and olive oil.
Seafood Salad Recipe >>
Why is Some Seafood Called Fra Diavolo?
Fra diavolo is an angry sauce named after an angry guy. It's name translates as "brother devil" and is a reference to Michele Pezza, an infamous hothead and ferocious bandit who carried the nickname. Pezza was hired to lead Italian guerilla forces fighting against the invading French at Naples at the turn of the 19th century.
Our crab cakes are made with lump crab meat with little filler so the sweet crab flavor dominates. This recipe makes 6 large crab cakes. You can serve 1 as an appetizer or 1 as an entree with a side dish or salad. If you divide the mixture into smaller portions, these crab cakes also make great appetizers.