When you think of Italian food, what comes to mind? For most people, it is pizza, pasta, and cheese. This is true for much of Italy; however, many people forget about seafood. Italy is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With access to a vast portion of the coastline, the Italians are able to get fresh seafood for low costs. If you ever visit the coastal cities in Italy, you will notice that seafood is incorporated into a majority of their meals.
Here are some of the most popular seafood dishes found in Italy.
Linguine With Seafood
Linguine pasta is commonly paired with seafood and cream sauce. You will usually find flavors such as garlic, parsley, oil, and shallots. This dish is a staple on most Italian menus but can incorporate many different types of seafood. Shrimp, mussels, scallops, and calamari are common ingredients in a linguine seafood dish. Occasionally, an entire lobster is laid across the mound of pasta. This dish is a must-try!
The Italians love calamari in any form. In this dish, calamari is stuffed with a delicious mix of ingredients. Popular ingredients are garlic, onions, parsley, and breadcrumbs. The entire plate is then topped with a sauce and baked to perfection.
Seafood salad is one of the dishes included in the Christmas tradition, the feast of seven fishes. This salad can be whatever you want it to be. It is a big mix of as many ocean creatures as you can get your hands on. Shrimp, octopus, white fish, and scallops are usually found in this salad. Drizzle lemon on top and enjoy the fresh fish!
Enjoy Italian Seafood at Strega
Here at Strega in North End, we are lucky to have some of the countries best seafood at our fingertips. Our menu incorporates a variety of seafood dishes that you would find in an Italian coastal town. Our antipasto includes shrimp, mussels, and calamari. Our current seafood pasta dishes are shrimp and scallop fettuccine, risotto with mussels, and vodka pasta topped with lobster. Visit us at Strega in Boston to dive into the Italian world of seafood. Make a reservation here or give us a call at 617.523.8481.