The Amalfi Coast is along the Southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula. Not only is it known for its beauty but also for the fishing towns along the coast. What better place to eat seafood than right out of the ocean? Here are the best seafood dishes to try when on the Amalfi coast:
Fried Anchovies– Just trust us on this one ?
The first is fried anchovies. When people hear anchovies, many think of slimy fish infused with a salty taste. On the Southern coast of Italy, they have a different–and much better–take. To make this delicacy, simply dip the little fish in egg and flour then put it into boiling oil. It will fry up to the crispy fried anchovies known throughout the Amalfi Coast.
Octopus – It’s honestly delicious ?
Octopus is another great option for seafood on the Amalfi Coast. Many places have octopus, but most aren’t as fresh as the Southern coast of Italy.
Whether you want to eat it at a restaurant or pick it up at your local fish market to cook yourself, you will not be disappointed.
Spaghetti w/ clams ? Come out of your shell to try this
Spaghetti alle Vongole, also known as spaghetti with clams, is another staple of the area. Spaghetti is always a good choice when you are traveling around Italy because it is the home of pasta.
Pairing that spaghetti with fresh clams is a great option especially because the clams come straight from the ocean and make a dish you’re probably used to something new and wonderful to try. Let’s save the red sauce for Tuscany!
Cuppetiello di pesce AKA a cup of seafood ?
Cuppetiello di pesce translates most directly to a small cup of fish. This is a great option for a quick snack or meal-on-the-go if you are walking around or headed to your next destination. Served in a cone of paper, Cuppetielli are freshly fried to order every time. You will not be disappointed with this dish!
Ok, after all that seafood are you craving something sweet? ?
When life gives you lemons ?, eat Delizia al Limone
Delizia al Limone is a dome-shaped lemon flavored sponge cake covered with lemon frosting and slightly chilled. This is great for a hot summer’s day or any day along the coast. Pair it with a sip of limoncello!
Lemons from the Amalfi Coast are some of the best in the world. While this is not seafood it is a great dessert for anyone and everyone.
Not only is the Amalfi Coast filled with some of the freshest seafood around, but its beauty is unparalleled. Not only with your taste buds be thanking you after a weekend in the Amalfi Coast but your wanderlust too.