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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.
Seafood as Shrimp, Mussels and Calamari are suited best for this dish. Whole cream for white sauce an be added, another option is a red Marinara sauce.
The meal in the Restaurant in Rome was a slightly different version, with Sherry wine, and it was quite tasty.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are just done, about 2 to 3 minutes. At the end add the sherry, lemon juice, and parsley.
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
If you prefer a white creamy sauce, just add 1 cup of whole cream and some white wine at the end, then thicken it with with cornstarch. This dish can also be prepared with red Marinara tomato sauce if preferred.
- 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.
- If you like a white creamy sauce, just add some whole cream and wine at the end and thicken it with with cornstarch/water mixture.
- Serve immediately
Use any seafood to your liking.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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