How to Taste the Amalfi Coast From Home
Anyone who’s been to the Amalfi Coast won’t be shy in telling you how stunning it is. Until travel restrictions are lifted, we’ll just have to settle for pretending we’re there from our locked-down kitchens instead.
Gino D’acampo’s Italian Coastal Escape is a best seller for a reason. The Works have asked me to share some easy dishes, so we can all improve our cooking skills whilst indulging in the Neapolitan lifestyle from home.
Along the coastline, you’ll find Amalfi fish stews and soups in every restaurant.
Which are guaranteed to be rich and hearty with changing ingredients depending on the season and the chef’s mood.
To try at home, any fish will do but clams, squid and mussels are a good combination to start with. Be sure to serve with fresh toasted ciabatta. Here’s Gino’s Almalfi-Style Fish Soup.
ZUPPA DI PESCE ALL'AMALFITANA: AMALFI-STYLE FISH SOUP
FRITTO MISTO CON MAIONESE PICCANTE AL LIMONE: MIXED FRIED SEAFOOD WITH SPICY LEMON MAYONNAISE
Italy’s answer to Fish & Chips.
Fritto Misto holds a special place in Neapolitans hearts. It’s a summer favourite served in every restaurant along the coast.
Any fish will do depending on the season, with a coating of polenta, seasoning and flour.
It’s something quick yet impressive to serve for a Sunday lunch. Here's a delicious Fritto Misto recipe.
Aragosta Alla Sorrentina is a luxury for special occasions. Which uses Limoncello from the Campania region. Which delicately compliments the lobster’s richness.
If cooking lobsters seems daunting, fishmongers do sell cooked lobsters. You’ll love this Grilled Lobster with Limoncello Butter Recipe.
ARAGOSTA ALLA SORRENTINA: SORRENTO-STYLE LOBSTER WITH LIMONCELLO & ROCKET.
PIZZA CON VONGOLE E COZZE: SEAFOOD PIZZA
Most of us aren’t aware of how delicious the classic Neapolitan Margarita is, let alone know how much better it is with seafood. The abundance of clams and mussels ensures seafood pizza is served all along the coast. Here’s an easy Seafood Pizza Recipe.
Capri is one of the most beautiful islands in Europe. It also has one of the most beautiful cakes in Europe! The Torta Caprese.
A rich chocolate cake with nuts which exemplifies the elegance and simplicity of this shimmering island. A glass of Vin Santo perfectly complements this indulgent cake.
Here’s Gino’s Torta Caprese.
TORTA CAPRESE: CHOCOLATE, PISTACHIO & ALMOND CAKE
These delicious recipes and more can be found within Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape, at The Works for £8.