With thriving ports and picturesque fishing villages dotting the coast, Italy boasts a wonderful heritage when it comes to beautiful fresh fish dishes. Indeed, there are so many wonderful Italian fish recipes it’s hard to know where to begin!
Yet for a truly authentic selection of easy Italian recipes for fish it’s hard to beat the great range of ideas from Gino D’Acampo. Gino grew up among the fisherman on the Neapolitan coast and he has honed his cooking skills over many years to perfect an array of authentic Italian fish dishes fused with his unique Gino twist.
Like most Italian cooking, for truly authentic Italian fish recipes simplicity and flavour rule the day. Gino’s Italian fish recipes are guided by this core principle, bringing maximum flavour with minimum ingredients.
From Gino’s traditional Italian baked fish recipes, which include the classic whole baked sea bass with salsa – spigola in barchetta – to his Italian fish stew recipe – stufato di pesce – and his Italian fried fish recipes – which cover the indulgent fritto misto – there’s a wealth of inspirational ideas to discover.
No Italian chef is without a list of amazing fish dishes so if you’re looking for some of the very best recipes for fish online then you’re in the right place. As Gino says “no matter if it’s winter or summer, spring or autumn, no dish will ever beat a good fish stew!” Of course he’s absolutely right!
You can find a full range of the very best Italian recipes for fish in Gino’s best-selling recipe books or you can find a selection of great ideas below. Time to start cooking!
Fiori di zucchine fritti e ripieni di ricottaDeep-fried Courgette Flowers Stuffed with Ricotta
Courgette flowers, sold in bunches in Italian markets in midsummer, are usually a privilege reserved for the kitchen gardener in Britain. They're a rare treat in the shops, so if you see courgette flowers for sale snap them up and cook them the same day – they don’t last long. For variety, add some fresh mint to the ricotta mixture or pop in a small cube of mozzarella.
Extracted from Gino's Hidden Italy : How to Cook Like a True Italian by Gino D’Acampo (published by Hodder & Stoughton) on 6th October 2016. Photography credit – Matt Russell, Hal Shinnie and Dan Jones