Pesca a Ghiotta

Pesca a Ghiotta is a traditional Sardinian fish dish that features a variety of fish and seafood cooked in a tomato sauce with onions, garlic, and olives. The dish is typically made with a selection of local fish, such as sea bass, sardines, and octopus, and is flavored with various herbs and spices.


  • 1 lb mixed fish and seafood (such as sea bass, sardines, squid, and octopus)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of black olives, pitted
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil


  1. In a large skillet, heat some olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and sauté until softened.
  2. Add the canned tomatoes, olives, parsley, basil, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the fish and seafood to the skillet and cook for about 5-7 minutes, until the fish is cooked and the seafood is tender.
  4. Season the dish with additional salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve Pesca a Ghiotta with a side of crusty bread or polenta to soak up the flavorful tomato sauce.

Pesca a Ghiotta is a hearty and flavorful fish dish that is perfect for a family dinner. You can use any kind of fish and seafood you prefer; the key is to use fresh and good-quality ingredients. The sauce should be flavorful, and the fish should be cooked just right, not over or undercooked.


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