Ligurian Shellfish Amphora

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Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking: Traditional and Modern Recipes to Savor and Share

By Paula Wolfert

Published 2009

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An amphora is a tall oval clay pot with handles on both sides, used since ancient times as a cooking or storage vessel. Australian-based scientist and foodie Adam Balic gave me this great recipe for a Ligurian shellfish dish prepared in an amphora, which he first tasted at the harbor restaurant La Lanterna in Riomaggiore in the Italian Cinque Terre region. The dish is made with whatever shellfish happen to be available, but it contains no fish. Common ingredients are langoustines, shrimp, c