Sicula sugnu

Sicula sugnu: a voyage into my Sicily with the same surprise and curiosity as if Eva came here now!!!

martedì 7 giugno 2011

Siracusa served on the table!

One of the specialities in Siracusa, but also in the rest of Sicily by the sea, is linguine or spaghetti with sea urchins and pasta with black sauce!

Spaghetti with sea urchins:

It's very easy and fast to do.

You simply need a portion of sea urchins'eggs.
In Ortigia at the market you can buy a little glass of sea urchin to make two (according to the Sicilian portion for pasta!!) or three dishes.

Just fry some garlic on extra vergin olive oil (I prefer to remove garlic, then)
pour the sea urchins eggs and some drops of white wine for a few second and switch the fire off.
When spaghetti are ready mix together, adding some fresh leaves of presley!

 Spaghetti with black sauce.

Fry some garlic and a little spoon of  tomato concentrate.
Add squids in slices and the black ink (you have to ask for to the fisherman!)
Then pour tomato sauce and cook for a while.
When the sauce is ready , dress your tagliatelle or spaghetti!
My advice? I like to put some fresh ricotta cheese on it!

* If you decide to have these specialities at the restaurant or in a  trattoria remember that :

in Italian spaghetti with sea urchins are spaghetti ai ricci
and spaghetti/pasta with black sauce is spaghetti/pasta al sugo nero

And if you find the trattoria that makes ravioli di ricotta=Ricotta cheese ravioli with black sauce,they are the best!!

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