Frutti Di Mare Marinated Seafood & Hot Red Chili

Frutti Di Mare Marinated Seafood & Hot Red Chili Recipe

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This wonderful recipe is by Umberto Menghi, from his great Seafood Cookbook. We love seafood and this is one of our favorites.

This dish is to die for, its so good. I must admit that I leave out the squid, it's a personal preference only.

If you don't like heat much, just add 1/4 - 1/2 tsp of the red hot chili.

This is a beautiful light meal, served with a simple green salad, your favorite organic bread and fruit.

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30 Min
4 Hr 15 Min
Stove Top


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squid, fresh (optional)
onion, peeled, thinly sliced into rings
tablespoon olive oil
mussels, fresh, washed and cleaned
shrimp, fresh, jumbo, shell left on
scallops, fresh, large
cup wine, dry, white
lemons, juiced
teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
teaspoon salt, fine, sea
teaspoon pepper, black
teaspoon chili pepper, red, hot, seeded, finely chopped
tablespoon scallion, washed, finely chopped
tablespoon dill, fresh, finely chopped
tomato, large, eye removed and scored with an x on top

How to Make Frutti Di Mare Marinated Seafood & Hot Red Chili


  • 1If using the squid, clean the squid by pulling off the head and pulling out the entrails. Remove the guill from the squid and discard. Lay the squid on a cutting board and with a sharp knife, scape off the membrane.
  • 2Rinse under cold running water, cut off the tentacles and reserve. Make sure to cut off the beak-like mouth. Chop the tentacles and body into 1/2 inch rounds, pat dry and set aside until needed.
  • 3In a pot saute the onion in oil until soft and transparent.
  • 4Add the squid to the pot and saute for 3 - 4 minutes, then add the mussels, shrimps and scallops, cover and steam for 5 - 6 minutes, until the mussels open.
  • 5Please, discard any mussels that do not open -- they are bad.
  • 6Next, add the white wine, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper to the pot and simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes, then transfer to a bowl.
  • 7Add the red hot chili pepper, scallions and dill to a small bowl and gently mix together.
  • 8Put your large bowl of seafood in the fridge to marinate for 4 hours.
  • 9When ready remove bowl from fridge, using a slotted spoon, transfer the seafood onto a plate or platter.
  • 10Blanch the tomato for 20 seconds, in rapidly boiling water, then plunge into ice cold water. Peel, seed and julienne the tomato.
  • 11Garnish the seafood platter with tomato and serve immediately.
  • 12Bon Appetite.

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About Frutti Di Mare Marinated Seafood & Hot Red Chili

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Spicy Seafood

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