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Must Try Italian Seafood Recipes

Italians are popular for their amazing food. In fact, it is so good that people all over the world love eating them and even started recreating their most popular dishes pizza and pasta.

Italians are also known for their fresh seafood as they are surrounded by four different seas namely the Adriatic Sea, the Ligurian Sea, the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ionian Sea. This is why I’m going to share with you some famous Italian Seafood Recipes to make for yourself, your friends or any of your loved ones.

You don’t have to be a MasterChef to be able to do this first recipe. Let’s start with an easy one.

Spaghetti with Mussels and Olives

You will need:

2 cups dry white wine

4 bay leaves

4 lbs. small mussels, scrubbed and debearded

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

4 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

3/4 lb. artisanal Italian spaghetti

Salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)

How To Cook:

Serve and enjoy!


This next one is a little bit tricky and could be challenging to make perfectly the first time. Don’t you worry though, just follow these easy steps and you will surely take away the breaths of the people you serve this to.

Shrimp Risotto

You will need:

8 ounces clam juice or fresh seafood stock

4 cups water

3 tablespoons butter

1 large shallot, finely chopped

1 cup risotto rice (Arborio or Carnaroli or Vialone Nano)

1 cup dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc)

2 cups small pink shrimp

2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest

Salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)

How To cook.

Note: If the rice is still not cooked after your 5th cup, you have old rice and you’ll need to add one more cup and let it cook away.

This is best served with bowls and spoons rather than plates and forks.


If you are currently not in the mood to cook and just want to check out some mouth-watering seafood dishes, I got you covered, too!

This next photo will make you want to jump on the next flight to Italy! It is a masterpiece of the freshest grilled seafood. The simplicity of cooking these fish, shrimp and squid over fire or hot coals brings out the true flavors of the food. Squeeze a lemon wedge to make the taste more vibrant.

Fancy a burger but you’re a pescatarian or just simply craving for fish? This well-known restaurant in Italy is called Pescaria. They serve seafood in buns cooked in any way you like. It is a fast-food restaurant concept but has a good selection of wine as well. Who wouldn’t love this??

What about a simple yet ultra-satisfying appetizer? Oysters are best eaten fresh squeezed with lemon.

Whether you want to recreate something you’ve eaten on your last visit to Italy or you’re just someone who is searching the internet for Italian Seafood Recipes to prepare for you or your family, these salivating recipes will make you hit home run!

Share with us in the comments below what other Italian Seafood you have tried and made Italy your favorite destination. Till next time, Arrivederci!

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