Sea fragrant and delicately tasty, “Risotto al nero di seppia” (in English, Risotto with squid ink) has squid ink as its main ingredient which gives this dish its characteristic dark colour. Although very popular in Italy, “Risotto al nero di seppia” is not an original Italian recipe, as it was imported from Croatia during the period of the Venetian rule.
The ink is extracted by the ink sacs of the squids and massively used to cooking, as squid ink is the main ingredients of several dishes from the Mediterranean countries. Another famous Italian dish with squid ink that is possible to taste in Pocoloco is Spaghetti al nero di seppia (squid ink spaghetti).
“Risotto al nero di seppia” is the first course in Italy. It is a great introduction to any second course with seafood or fish as its main ingredients like our fresh fish caught of the day that is cooked fried or grilled, as you wish. Naturally, it can be also a main dish. In this case, a delicious seafood appetizer like our “Vongole” or “Gamberetti” will perfectly accompany Risotto with squid ink.
Coming to wine pairings, choose a white still wine, like our Pinot Grigio Sant’ Elena, 2014.