Zembi d’Arzillo

Sole-Filled Ravioli with Tomato and Clam Sauce

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6 to 8

    (36 to 40 ravioli)
    • Difficulty

      Complex

Appears in

The Mediterranean Kitchen

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

  • About

This Ligurian ravioli has an unusual name of Arabic origin. Zembi derives from zembil, a basket of double palm leaves, and arzillo is a green seaweed found on the beach with the perfume of the sea. Arzillo is also Ligurian slang for limpet, a small shellfish which is part of the traditional sauce for these ravioli. Lacking limpets, we have substituted Manila clams.