Lucanian Fish Soup

Zuppa di Pesce Lucana

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Italian Regional Cookery

By Valentina Harris

Published 1990

  • About

This recipe for a very simple fish soup comes from the fishing port of Maratea in Basilicata. Like all recipes from this poverty-stricken area, it is almost completely devoid of any fancy ingredients and is made with what is easily available. You can recognise its origin almost at once, thanks to the presence of the diavolicchio (little devil) or chilli pepper among the ingredients. Most recipes from Basilicata use large quantities of chilli. As it is more like a fish stew than a smooth sou