Typical Sicilian dishes
14 October 2019

Typical Sicilian dishes

5 Sicilian dishes to try absolutely

A holiday in Sicily is always a mix of art, sea, Mt. Etna and good food. Today we want to talk about the typical Sicilian dishes, suggesting the 5 dishes that you need to taste at least once in your life. If you do not have the opportunity to try them in one of the beautiful Sicilian cities you can always try to cook them at home!

A pot to cook Sicilian dishes
a pot

Pasta alla Norma

The simplest dish and at the same time the most representative of Sicily, whose name seems to derive from the work of the musician Vincenzo Bellini. For the best result cut the aubergines into thin slices and fry them in plenty of oil. Once cooked, just add fresh tomato sauce and the fried aubergines, salted ricotta cheese and a few basil leaves and you’re done!

Pasta alla Norma
pasta alla Norma

Pane e panelle (bread and panelle)

Typical street food from Palermo: pancakes of chickpea flour accompanied by bread and often also potato croquettes. They are very tasty and ideal for a quick lunch break. If you are in Sicily and want to try panelle prepared in their city of origin contact us: we will take you to Palermo guiding you to the discovery of the most beautiful and typical dishes of the Sicilian capital!

pane e panelle
pane e panelle

Pasta con le sarde

Another first course among the Sicilian culinery delights. Sardines, wild fennel, raisins and pine nuts, onions, oil, salt and pepper: a few ingredients that combined with “bucatini” give life to a single dish.

pasta con le sarde
pasta con le sarde

Sicilian caponata

A set of fried vegetables, seasoned with tomato sauce and prepared in different variants. Some versions, for example, have a sweet-and-sour sauce, while others use fresh chopeed tomatoes. The light version “allows” baking, but the classic version is certainly the fried one!

The typical Sicilian caponata
Sicilian caponata

Fennel and orange salad

In Sicily there is no shortage of oranges as we know, and also their use in the kitchen is very varied. The orange salad with fennel and black olives is one of the best and easiest typical Sicilian dishes: just add oranges, fennel, black olives and season with oil, salt and pepper and serve it!

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