Italian recipes for seafood
Unlike the typical Italian restaurants in the States, you will be amazed with the diverse Italian food culture. The first time travelers might wonder with the varying dishes while visiting Italy. Even you can get pizzas everywhere in the world, it’s always good to taste the local dishes. There are varieties of cheeses, vegetables and wines according to region, offers a diverse range of food.
When the economy flourished after the World War 2, Italy was bloomed and new food culture has evolved. Italians are known for pizza, pasta, spaghetti and tomato sauce worldwide. Rice, pasta and polenta are their staple food. Cheese, sauce, butter, creams and olive oil are the common ingredients of preparing food. They even use different herbs in dishes, including oregano, basil, rosemary, parsley, thyme and sage etc. Different types of cheese are the most important ingredient in most of the dishes.
Spaghetti and pizza started from the times of Neapolitan tradition of cooking. Gradually these became popular all around the world. Various types of flour are used in the cuisine style and the variety depends upon types of grain, protein and gluten. Dishes are prepared with seasonal ingredients and fresh produce.
Seafood is widely popular in Italian cuisine style. It becomes tastier with this preparation style involved. It’s yummy, creamy and some crunches are also added to make the food even more delighting. Many seafood restaurants around the world serve Italian style seafood menu. While Tuna, swordfish, prawn, lobster, oyster and crabs are our favorite seafood, it’s amazing to have a dining in the cooking style of world’s favorite cuisine.
Tilapia Scapmi, Creamy Pesto Shrimp, Swordfish a la Siciliana, Cioppino, and Calamari are some of the popular seafood worldwide. Some of the most popular Italian dishes are Delizioso, Italian for soup, meat gravy, Panzenella, etc. The noodle and bean soup is quite popular everywhere. Note the easy recipe. It needs 5 cups water1½ cups dried white beans: navy, baby lima, or northern, 1 onion, coarsely chopped, 2 cups canned Italian-style tomatoes, with juice, 1 cup each of celery and carrots, finely chopped and sliced, 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped, or 1 teaspoon garlic granules, ½ pound cooked smoked ham, chopped, 3 bay leaves, ½ cup macaroni (shells, bows, or elbows), uncooked, Salt and pepper, to taste, ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated, for garnish as ingredients. Place the water and beans in a saucepan and boil it for 3 minutes in high heat. After that add bay leaves, garlic; add all the vegetables. Mix and cook for few minutes, add macaroni and cover to cook well. Serve the dish hot with cheese.
However, there are thousands of other popular Italian dishes and most of them need specific procedures and ingredients. Always pair your dish with the type of wine you like and enjoy a delicious meal. Visit some restaurants in your city to taste the good quality food prepared by chefs. Many cities in America like New York, San Francisco is full of Italian restaurants. So visit an Italian restaurant in San Francisco, or anywhere you are and celebrate the taste of good food.