In the world of Italian food, there are few more classic and perfect marriage than that of pasta and seafood. Though it is a relatively small country, Italy has 5000 miles of coastline. It is no wonder that Italian seafood dishes are some of the most loved the world over. Seafood, or as it is called in Italy “frutti di mare” (which literally translates to “the fruits of the sea”) is embedded deeply in Italian culture and food, especially when served in a perfectly cooked plate of that other famous Italian staple, pasta. Read on to learn more about amazing Italian seafood dishes, many of which are served at Basta Pasta.
Paste Di Pesce
When it comes to Italian seafood dishes, seafood and pasta are a delectable classic. There are so many types of seafood to choose from that the possibilities are veritably endless. Whether you choose squid, clams, cuttlefish, salmon, or lobster, it will be a delicious treat for your taste buds. The most popular ingredients in many Italian seafood dishes include clams, mussels, squid, cuttlefish, and and octopus. Lobster, shrimps, and prawns are also well loved. Some of the most popular Italian seafood dishes are made with swordfish, tuna fish, and salmon. Small fishes such as anchovies, sardines, and mullets are also incredibly important in different regional Italian pasta dishes.
The Many Benefits Of Italian Seafood Dishes
It’s no secret that seafood is amongst the healthiest animal products you can eat. Many types of “frutti di mare” offer healthy proteins, minerals, and fats which every person needs to be healthy. Compared to many types of meat, game, and bird, fish can also be more wallet-friendly to serve, especially if it is part of a pasta dish. Many Italian seafood dishes are not only gorgeous to look at, but cost-friendly and quick to prepare. There are also numerous types of seafood to choose from. From salt-water fish, to shellfish, to mollusks and more, there is a vast array of textures and flavors to choose from when you choose an Italian seafood dish.
Enjoy Italian Seafood Dishes At Basta Pasta
In 2004, Basta Pasta opened its doors to the public, and ever since has maintained the image and experience of casual Italian dining. In addition to fresh, delicious ingredients and recipes, the restaurant strives to uphold expert, attentive, and cordial service for its customers. Our Timonium location also features plenty of rooms for private parties and events. Enjoy a taste of Italy with hearty pasta dishes, endless salad and breadsticks, and fine wines right here in your hometown. For more information, visit our website.
Want to learn more about our wine selection? Need to get in touch with one of our locations? Here is some basic contact information for both:
Timonium Location- 60 W Timonium Road
Fallston Location- 2745 Fallston Road