Typical recipes of Elba Island: a menu for real experts

typical-recipes-elbaThe knowledge of a place pass through its tastes. If  you are travelling to the Elba Island then you can taste the typical dishes, fishes overall, very delicious. The typical food of island will satisfy your palate. Thanks to the different  dishes you will taste, you will know a peculiar aspect of the places you visit, the tradition.

We suggest you a menu with the typical recipes of Elba Island.

  • First dish – The penne by boat from the island of Elba is a typical recipe, invented by a cook Elbano Benassi of Portoferraio. This dish combines the popular cuisine of tradition and the innovation. Among the ingredients: garlic, onion, fresh clams, white wine, penne, sauce or cream, egg yolk and fresh parsley. The penne are prepared by frying the onion, garlic and chopped chillies in an oiled baking dish. Adding fresh clams. It bathes everything with the white wine and let it evaporate. When the clams are open you turn off the heat and add the penne. Then it combines the sauce (or cream), mixing well and serve with a sprinkling of chopped fresh parsley.
  • Second dish- The octopus of Elba Island is a very simple recipe, but, as tradition wants, the simplest dishes are also the most good. The ingredients are the octopus and the chilli. The secret of a tasty dish is the raw material combined with a skillful preparation. Descends octopus in the water with hot peppers, making cook for about half an hour. Allow it to rest in its cooking water for about twenty more minutes. A Portoferraio octopus uses the fork, you eat well, naturally, without adding any other seasoning. But if you wish, you can cut into pieces and season with olive oil, lemon, salt, parsley and garlic.
  • Cake – The chestnut pudding is a delicious cake, the ingredients are: chestnuts, sugar, eggs, milk, vanilla, alchermes and rum. To prepare it you have to roast chestnuts, peel and boil in milk and vanilla. They are passed and added to the eggs, sugar, alchermes and rum, until mixture is thick that will go in the oven, and served after a few hours.


What are you waiting for? Book your ferry to Elba Island and enjoy your meal!


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