Tag Archives: Italian Seafood Recipes
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Linguine with Red Clam Sauce

It’s customary in my family to prepare seafood for Christmas Eve dinner. Not quite the traditional seven courses but I make around three or four dishes because not everyone in the family is fond of seafood. The first course is always a pasta dish. Pasta with red clam sauce is quick and easy to prepare […]

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Baked Cod a la Pizzaiola

Pizzaiola sauce is basically a marinara sauce seasoned with dried oregano.  The Italian term “a la pizzaiola” refers to any dish that is made with this sauce.  However, the term is seldomly used here in the States.  Eggplant Parmesan and Chicken Parmesan are popular Italian dishes using pizzaiola sauce.    This recipe was originally given […]

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Sicilian Grilled Breaded Swordfish: Swordfish all Palermitana

Most of the time when I grill swordfish, I simply coat it with olive oil and sprinkle it with some salt and pepper.  Sometimes I like to kick it up a notch and make swordfish Palermo style (alla Palermitana).  This is a very simple, tasty, and quick swordfish recipe.  The swordfish is first coated with […]

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Octopus and Potato Salad

Octopus and Potato Salad

While visiting my daughters in the Washington, D.C. area, I made a trip to the local seafood market.  Really fresh seafood is hard to come by in the mountains of North Carolina, where my husband and I spend our summers.  I was instantly intoxicated by the variety of fish and crustaceans exhibited, including the octopus.  […]

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Tuna alla Ghiotta (Tonno alla Ghiotta)

Tuna alla Ghiotta (Tonno alla Ghiotta)

There was some outstanding tuna at the market this week so I decided to make Tuna alla Ghiotta.  Making this dish brought back memories of living in Sicily.  I remember the local fishmonger would have a huge fresh-caught swordfish or tuna sitting on a butcher block from which he would hack off a piece of […]

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Grilled Swordfish Rolls – Involtini di Pesce Spada

Involtini di Pesce Spada are swordfish rolls.  Involtini (rolls) are made using meat, poultry, fish, eggplant, and just about anything you can think of to fill and roll up.  These traditional Sicilian swordfish rolls are made of grilled thin swordfish slices stuffed with seasoned breadcrumbs, currants, and pine nuts.  They are simple to make and […]

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Linguine with Crab Sauce

There are times when I get tired of eating meat and really crave a good dish of pasta.  This is one of my favorite pasta dishes to make.  This savory crab sauce is made with tomatoes, red wine, garlic, parsley, rosemary, and oregano.  This is really a simple dish to make but if you go […]

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Stuffed Calamari

Italians love calamari (squid) and there are so many ways to prepare them – in salads, pasta sauces, grilled, fried, or baked and stuffed.  As a child I remember its only value was its use as fish bait.  Although fried calamari are great, I’m glad to see that other calamari dishes have grown in popularity. […]

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