Cinque Terre - Seafood

Seafood

The villages of the Cinque Terre are facing the deep blue Ligurian Sea so it is quite obvious that you will find seafood all over the place. Unfortunately, I am allergic to crabs and prawns so there are many fantastic local dishes I cannot enjoy. Luckily, I can eat fish including my favourite anchovies, mussels (try muscoli alla marinara), squid and octupus so I don't have to miss out on the entire experience.

Gastronomy - Seafood

You will find seafood in basically every restaurant. Local dishes are usually very simple with few ingredients. Recipes were handed down from mother to daughter through many generations.

For a nice experience, visit the market of La Spezia, it also has a wonderful seafood section. If you would prefer going to the market with a local expert, check out the cooking course in La Spezia with market visit. After shopping together at the market, you will prepare a delicious seafood menu with the help of your cook.

Gastronomy - Seafood

You can also try fishing with a local fisherman from Monterosso or the fishing tour from Vernazza.

If you would like to learn a few recipes online, you can watch on a short video how Filippo, a local chef, prepares 3 varieties of seafood pasta.
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