Frutti di Mare in Sherry wine sauce

Frutti Di Mare

While in Rome we had this fantastic dinner at a Seafood restaurant called Ristorante Sapore di Mare after walking back from the Pantheon.  I am a Seafood lover, and my favorite is Frutti Di Mare in red Marinara Sauce.

The meal in the Restaurant in Rome was a slightly different version, with Sherry wine, and it was quite tasty

Frutti di Mare in Sherry wine sauce

Frutti di Mare in Sherry wine sauce


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, cut into thin slices
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red-pepper flakes
  • 1 pound seafood mix (squid, sea scallops, shrimps and mussels etc.)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry, or sherry cooking wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • Heat the olive oil over moderate heat in a large frying pan. Fry the garlic, bay leaf, and red-pepper flakes in the pan until it sizzles about 2 minutes
  • Add the Seafood cook for 2 to 3 minutes on low heat (not longer or the squid will get rubbery). Stir occasionally. Finish it off with Sherry, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately

Nutrition information

2 to 3 servings

Cook, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are just done, about 2 to 3 minutes. 

Frutti Di Mare

At the end add the sherry, lemon juice, and parsley.

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