Zuppa di Pesce - Sea food Stew- Recipe

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Here it is a delicious Fish Plate full of flavors and rich taste
This is the real version of the neapolitan Fish Stew as made in the best restaurants. One of the best you can try is at Ristorante Alberto - Ischia Island . I was sous chef there and learned some tips from the amazing donna Maria Mattera a superb Chef...

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Servings: 2


Cost per serving $13.09 view details
  • 2 red mullets or 1/2 Pound Average Scaled and Gutted;
  • 1/2 pound manilla Clams
  • 6 Scallops Medium whole cleaned
  • 6 shrimps fresh, head on
  • 1 Cuttle fish cleaned and cutted in strips 1/4 of inch thick and the tentacles just cut in 4 quarts, 1/2 lb average
  • 2 pints red Grape tomatoes cut in half;
  • 1/2 bunch Italian Parsley finely chopped;
  • 1/2 cup Dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil ( Mosto Raineri is the best for this dish)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp red crushed pepper


  1. put the oil in a large casserole pan ( 14/18 inches wide and 3 inches sides is the Ideal or something similar )
  2. Heat the oil and add the garlic cloves whole;
  3. Roast the garlic until golden brown than take it out with a spoon and discard it;
  4. Sear the the fish in the hot garlic oil as follows
  5. 1 : The Cuttle fish first sear it gently for 5 minutes than take it out and set aside;
  6. 2 : The Red Mullets 2 minutes per side than take out and set aside;
  7. 3 : the scallops for 2 minutes per side than take out and set aside;
  8. in the same oil now add the clams and the white wine ( dim the fire a little) , let the wine evaporate than add the tomatoes the red crushed pepper and sprinkle with a spoon of chopped parsley, let the tomato stew for 5 minutes then add in the casserole all the fish previously seared and the fresh shrimps season with salt and pepper cover and let it cook covered for 15 minutes..
  9. the stew is done !! to plate now follow the following steps :
  10. Use a large pasta Bowl and start to plate directly from the casserole in the following order :
  11. The mullets taking care not to break them, than the cuttle fish strips, the scallops, the shrimps amd the clams...
  12. Leave the tomato in the casserole put back on the fire reheat them and with a spoon crush them leaving some whole a wonderful sauce will form, Scoop the sauce on the fish sprinkle with fresh parsley, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve immediately..
  13. Is delicious accompanied with roasted bread brushed with fresh garlic and sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil..
  14. Buon Appetito
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 210g
Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories 407  
Calories from Fat 255 63%
Total Fat 28.83g 36%
Saturated Fat 4.13g 17%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Potassium 468mg 13%
Total Carbs 4.67g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 0.52g 0%
Protein 21.41g 34%



  • Gianni
    July 10, 2010
    Thanks Pasquale :)
    Chef Donna Maria
    Restaurant Alberto Ischia
    Grazie Pasquale
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


    • ShaleeDP
      December 2, 2014
      That is very nice.
      • Gianni
        July 10, 2010
        Thanks Pasquale :)
        Chef Donna Maria
        Restaurant Alberto Ischia
        Grazie Pasquale
        • Patricia Turo
          April 25, 2010
          Pasquale my family comes from Vieste Foggia and I have had this in restaurants along the beach. It is my favorite soup and whenever on the menu it is shortly in front of me.
          • Nancy Miyasaki
            June 26, 2009
            This looks amazing, Pasquale! We're going to try it soon and will let you know ow it comes out. Thanks for sharing.

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