Bottom Dwellers # 6


As I expressed in a previous post, I never eat shellfish and if I wasn’t here in Lecce I would not be eating any of these shit eaters. Well, that is what they are.! But these bottom feeder are pretty much everywhere around here. Especially today in the kitchen.


Today we made a classic Italian fish soup. Clams, shrimp, mussels, scampi and cod fish in a pot with white wine, tomatoes, garlic, sea salt, red pepper flakes, fresh chopped parsley, basil and mint. It was very quick to make. The soup takes, at most, about 8 minutes from start to finish. Thank god for the bread today cause I basically dipped it in the soupy part, avoiding the ‘shit’ eaters as much as I could. Though I must admit, I ate a few of those little buggers and throughly enjoyed them.


We also made a simple and refreshing fennel salad with olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt and mint. Forgot to take a picture of the salad as I was too busy devouring and enjoying it. The dolci was Melon al vino or fresh cut melon marinated in red wine. It’s was strong and potent and almost left me forgetting what I had just consumed.

For wine we had a white called Messapia from Salento, 2008.