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Capa Di Roma Seafood

Frutti di Mare Recipe

Have you ever tried Frutti di Mare? This one is for anyone who can’t get enough of seafood! In any seaside Italian city, you will find a frutti di mare dish on the menu.  It’s usually with a base of spaghetti or linguine, and filled with a mixture of tasty, fresh seafood like scallops, clams, mussels, and shrimp.  This dish is a bit more complicated since there are several ingredients, but it will be well worth it! What you’ll need:
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 ounces spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • red pepper flakes
  • 12 littleneck clams
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 12 mussels
  • 10 shrimp
  • 4 large sea scallops, cut or 10-12 small scallops
  • calamari – optional
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Bring a large pot of water to boil.  In a separate pan, heat your oil over medium heat and saute garlic until browned.  Add red pepper flakes and stir for one minute. Step 2: Add wine and clams and cover.  Cook for 5-7 minutes over medium heat.  Cook your spaghetti in the large pot in the meantime. Step 3: Remove the cover of your pan, and simmer for one minute.  Add tomato sauce, salt and pepper and stir.  Add in the other seafood and cook until the clams and mussels open.  Grab your pasta with tongs right from the large pot, let the water drain off, and add it to the pan of sauce.  Add parsley at the end and buon appetito!

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Capa Di Roma Olive Bread

Olive bread, one of our favorites

Tonight we’re making olive bread, one of our favorites! We are crazy about olives and if you are too, you’ve found the right recipe! Olive bread is a flavorful, creative twist on the usual plain bread, and makes a great side to your dinner or a yummy snack on its own.  Our recipe is for the oven too, so no bread maker needed! (bonus!)  This whole recipe will take about three hours to make! What you’ll need:
  • 1/2 cup chopped and pitted olives (we like Kalamata!)
  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.5 tsp. instant yeast
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
Step 1: In a mixer, combine yeast, flour, water, salt, garlic powder and olive oil and roughly mix using a spatula.  Let your mixture rest for 15 minutes (this activates the yeast). Step 2: Knead dough in the mixture (with the proper attachment) for five minutes, slowly pouring olives into the mixture.  If the dough gets too sticky to the walls of the bowl, add a little flour. Step 3: Coat a mixing bowl in olive oil, and transfer your dough to this bowl.  Cover and leave in a warm area to rise for about 60 minutes. Step 4: Knead the dough and then transger to a baking sheet lines with paper.  Shape your dough into a loaf and let rest here for another 60 minutes.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Step 5: Dust your loaf with flour and make three little cuts in the top of the loaf with a knife.  Place the baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Step 6: Remove your sheet from the oven and let cool before slicing! Buon appetito!

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