Italian Seafood Recipes
Italian Seafood Recipes. In Italian scampi is the word for shrimp, so shrimp scampi literally means shrimp shrimp. Shrimp scampi is a delicious combination of shrimp and pasta. Its both savory and tangy and makes for a great romantic meal. The recipe calls for jumbo shrimp at least 16 of them, butter, minced garlic, parsley, salt and pepper to taste, lemon, white wine, and chicken broth.
Combine the butter, garlic, parsley, and salt and pepper, plus lemon. Place the shrimp in a baking pan and cover with the aforesaid sauce. Add the white wine and broth to the pan. Bake the shrimp for five minutes and then add the remaining sauce. Bake for another 10 minutes and serve the shrimp atop a bowl of freshly made pasta.
Another Italian seafood recipe to whet your whistle is Baccala Ala Napoletana. Baccala is actually salted cod fish. This recipe calls for about two pounds of baccala or salted cod, tomato puree, chopped green onions, garlic, capers, oregano, sugar, red pepper flakes, chopped parsley, olive oil and flour for dredging the fish. Fry the dredged cod fish in a pan with oil, add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 40-45 minutes. Enjoy with Italian bread and a glass of wine.
An Italian seafood boil calls for boiling an assortment of seafood fish, shrimp, mussels, clams, etcin a broth of white wine, clam juice, and diced tomatoes. The boil is flavored with shallots, fennel, rosemary, and bay leaves. Serve the soup hot with garlic toasts on the side.
Clams oreganato aka stuffed clams, aka baked clams make a great starter for any dinner party. To make them, you need bread crumbs, olive oil, garlic, parsley, paprika, little neck clams, and some chicken broth. Combine the breadcrumbs, olive oil, parsley and paprika. Place the clams on a pan and put a spoonful of the breadcrumb mixture in each clam. Pour the broth around the clams and bake for 20 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.
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