So you finally booked your dream trip to the famous . You read the ultimate guide to Costiera Amalfitana, where to stay, what towns to visit. You even informed yourself of at Pasticeria Sal de Riso. Oh yes, and let’s not forget romantic dinners in the restaurants with breathtaking views of .
But – what will you eat on regular days? Where do you eat out on the without spending a fortune?
Don’t worry – I got your back.
Not only will you save tons of money and get your tummies happy and satisfied, but you’ll also cross one type of street from your gastronomic bucket list.
Yes, I’m talking about first-class . But before we get to the famous Amalfi Coast fish cone, let’s talk a little bit about Campania’s famous dishes.
is famous for blasphemously good and some other delights as well.
Different Types of
Sorry to burst your bubble like this, but you can’t go eating every day. You gotta keep that cholesterol in check, honey.
So, let me just introduce you to some of the first courses (primi piatti) and starters (antipasti) loved and adored by Italians (and myself):
Spaghetti with mussels and clams (Spaghetti cozze e vongole)
This is one of the simplest yet best out there! And you can’t go wrong with it.
It includes mussels and clams (as the name straightforwardly suggests), red datterini (small, sweet tomatoes), a bit of , garlic, chilli pepper, parsley and extra virgin .
Sounds very simple, right?
But what you get is an absolute delight for all senses! It is just enough spicy and perfectly fresh.
My advice is to clean the mussels and clams right away so you can enjoy the calmly.
Marinated (Alici marinate)
I’m not a huge fan of raw , but I had to put that aside and try this one.
This is a typical dish of . It used to be a dish of the poor since it was available to everyone, and it was a great way to preserve .
Even though it’s yet another simple dish – it is very rich in flavour (as all are).
is cleaned of spine and head and left to marinate in vinegar and/or juice for several hours. This is why they are so white once served! The dish is served together with some herbs like garlic, parsley and chilli pepper, and covered with extra virgin .
In some restaurants, you can find bruschetta with anchovies. And I honestly prefer to eat them this way, but don’t let my personal opinion get in the way of exploring!
Risotto with Cream (Risotto Alla Crema di Gamberi)
Honestly – I’m not really sure precisely HOW they make it, but I’m 100% sure that it’s one of the most delicious things I ever had!
As all primi piatti – it’s very simple, but oh so delicate.
I don’t know if there are any secret ingredients, but it’s basically rice with cream of shrimps, and a bit of parsley.
The Coast Cone
You know, () is not the only thing that goes into a cone.
Though you should definitely try and pistachio flavoured one. All of them are amazing – but these two are *chef’s kiss*.
I have to say the cone was one of the best experiences I had at the . If there is two of you, I would advise you to start with one.
Just ask for a big mix, and they’ll put everything inside – including a piece of freshly cut .
I’m not sure if the mix is always the same, but when I had it there was a lot of fried , , , fritters with algae and some undetectable , as well as bits of polyp.
There are a few places in where you can grab your own cone, but whenever we go to , we go to Pescheria C.I.C.A. They have a big variety of , they are very fast, and the most important thing – the level of deliciousness is always very high!
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