Welcome to our neighborhood’s Virtual Table. Every once in a while we present you with a menu comprised of special dishes from some of the best restaurants in Boston … all here in the North End. As you read below, you’ll see that we present you with the name of the dish, that you can “click” on the restaurant logo to visit their own website and menus and that each restaurant has graciously shared the recipe.
Now, here is this Edition’s Menu.
Primi: Fiore presents Zuppetta di Cozze
Entree: Mare presents Risotto Di Mare
Dessert: Bakeries to Delight
Zuppetta di Cozze from Fiore
Zuppetta di Cozze
Mussels sauteed in olive oil with fresh garlic ad a Cherry Tomato Sauce
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 clove chopped garlic
2 dozen fresh mussels
1 cup cherry tomatoes
splash of white wine, 3 leaves basil, salt and pepper to taste
Saute olive oil and garlic in frying pan for one minute. Then add mussels and cook for another 2 minutes. Then add cherry tomatoes, white wine and basil. Continue to saute ingredients for another 4 minutes. Serve in a bowl. Wow!!
Risotto Di Mare from Mare Oyster Bar
Risotto Di Mare (serves 4)
8 cups fish stock or clam juice
1 cup diced onion
2 cups risotto rice
8 oz canned cherry tomatores (San Marzano preferred)
1/2 lb cleaned calamari
1/2 lb diced scallops
1/2 lb shrimp – cleaned
2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, squeeze of lemon