Pascaria – Milano Eats Go Casual-Cool

Milan ! 

The fashion-capital of the world

If you love trolling instagram for food, you would have come across some great insta-food pics of insta-eats in Milano. The fashion capital of the world. Even though the city is landlocked, Milan is known to locals for its great seafood.

Yes, seafood.

For gourmet foodies, head straight to Armani Restaurant in the luxurious Armani Hotel for a 1-Michelin star dining experience Or maybe dine at Seta, Mandarin Oriental. A personal favourite would be 1-Michelin star restaurant Alice’s Restaurant.

A female chef, A female sommelier and uber fresh seafood to send all your friends hash-tagging #FOMO. But if you can’t find the time to tear yourself away from all the shopping… Head straight for Pescaria.

Seafood in a panini – Italian style
Here is one of the recipes you can find by Chef Lucio Mele
Octopus Sandwich
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 rosetta (our special homemade bread)
For the vino cotto sauce
  • 20g brown sugar
  • 100g wine (full-bodied)
For the anchovy sauce
  • 100g anchovy fillets
  • 25g extra virgin olive oil
  • 25g seed oil
  • Pinch of pepper
For the ricotta mix
  • 50g ricotta
  • 10g lemon peel, grated
  • Pinch of salt
For the octopus pieces
  • 100g octopus
  • 100g 00 flour
  • 35g extra virgin olive oil
  • 35g seed oil
For the sautéed chicory
  • 40g chicory
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove of unpeeled garlic
  • 1 small chilli
Instructions
  1. To make the vino cotto sauce, boil the wine until it is thick. Then let it cool.
  2. For the anchovy sauce, wash the anchovies and then mix them with evo oil, seed oil and pepper.
  3. To make the ricotta mix, stir the ricotta with a spoon, add the lemon peel and salt.
  4. To prepare the octopus, first cut it up into small pieces. Then dip them first into cold water and then into the flour. Put the octopus pieces into a sieve to remove excess flour. Fry the pieces in evo oil and seed oil (a mix of half and half) for 5-10 minutes. The oil temperature should be about 170F.
  5. For the chicory saltata, chop the chicory into small pieces and boil until tender. Put a little evo oil in a saucepan with the unpeeled garlic and chilli. When the garlic starts to sautee, add the chicory and a make the sandwich!

Michelle Tchea

Born and raised with a vegemite sandwich and chopsticks in the other, Michelle gathers her inspiration from artisan bakers, local farmers and talented chefs she meets on her travels. She writes for various international publications, covering food, health and nutrition, as well as luxury travel. Michelle's third book, My Little SoHo Kitchen celebrates her latest residence in SoHo, New York http://www.amazon.com/Little-SoHo-Kitchen-Michelle-Tchea/dp/981440862X

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