Maruzzella maruzze sang Carosone . Melody also at the table

Here is the recipe of sea snails, the Nassarius mutabilis, the scientific name of these small seafood, which in Naples we call Maruzzelle


The recipes of traditional Neapolitan cuisine.

Nassarius mutabilis , this is the scientific name of these small seafood , also known as sea snails , Naples Maruzzielli call them . It ‘ a gastropod mollusk in the family of Nassariidae , lives on sandy and shallow , up to 20 meters deep ..

These small seafood are the most fun to eat , are taken from the shell with the help of a toothpick and remove a small portion of the eye that is located at the tip. The fruit is callous and very tasty .

Ingredients for 4 people : 500 g of maruzzielli , 2 tomatoes sauce , half a cup of dry white wine, 1 clove of garlic , salt, white pepper , 1 tablespoon of olive oil, parsley , 4 slices of stale bread , 1 small hot pepper.

Making of recipe.

Grill the bread in the oven to make it crisp.

In a medium sized saucepan heat the olive oil , chilli and garlic ; blur the background with the wine and let the alcohol evaporate , then add the tomatoes (which we will have private peel and seeds ) and salt , cook a gentle heat until the tomatoes will be undone.

Now add the seafood and cook 10 minutes with a lid. If the fruits are not completely covered by the sauce , add a little water.

In a bowl put the crusty bread and pour the sautéed seasoned with chopped parsley.