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



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


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


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