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Prepare To Tuck Into These 5 Incredible Dishes On Your Italian Sailing Adventure

By MedSailors Crew
on  October 16, 2017

Aeolian cuisine is bursting with fresh and aromatic flavours, with garlic, basil, oregano, rosemary, olives, capers, tomatoes and lemon all widely used ingredients. This means that, as well as tasting incredible, Italian dishes also make pretty unbeatable Instagram snaps!

Sample Italy's delicious food - Tastes for every tongue

Enjoy Delicious Arancini on your Sailing Trip

You’ll find some of the best arancini in Sicily but, honestly, it’s delicious everywhere! These crispy risotto balls will be prepared slightly differently depending on which ingredients are the freshest. Sometimes they’ll contain a comforting combination of mozzarella and peas. At other times you’ll find a gooey combination of fresh tomato and warm cheese.

Sailing in Italy Definitely Calls for Some Grilled Mupa

If ultra-fresh fish dishes are your idea of heaven, we’re right there with you. If, during your time in Lipari, you happen across a grilled mupa dish, you won’t regret ordering it! Typically served with a drizzle of locally produced olive oil, a chunk of lemon, and a fresh caper and tomato salad, this is a light and refreshing dish that’s bursting with flavour.

Bistecche Impanate

Although Italian seafood is always impeccable, we can promise that the food you’ll tuck into on your sailing trip will be as varied and impressive as the islands themselves. For bistecche impante, sirloin steaks are generously coated in a combination of breadcrumbs, capers, garlic, oregano and pepper before being grilled and served with a generous wedge of lemon.

Perfect Pane Bianco

Is there anything better than the scent of freshly baked bread? Yes, yes there is. And it’s the scent of pane bianco, a delightfully fluffy white bread filled with a combination of cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and fresh basil. One word: dreamy!

Creamy Cannoli

Well, you can’t go sailing in Italy without experiencing some of the region’s best sweet treats. The definition of moreish, these tubes of pastry are filled with a sweet creamy ricotta delight. You’ll find cannoli with fresh fruit, chocolate, nuts, and many other varieties throughout your trip and we definitely recommend sampling at least one of each.

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