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Mussels with tomato and basil sugo

June 07, 2017

Mussels with tomato and basil sugo

What is the best meal you’ve ever had?

Oh, there have been many! But on our most recent trip to Italy, we had been recommended to a restaurant on the coast near Brindisi called Miramare di Michele; unpretentious and full of families and general hubbub and very relaxed service. With a platter of Crudo Mare - the seafood so fresh and just opened to order; all raw on a tray of ice; prawns; mussels; squid; clams; oysters and scallops accompanied by a bottle of extra virgin olive oil and a lemon - and it was perfection. Followed by caserecce with vongole and mussels and tiny tomatoes and trofie with gamberetti, the very red small prawns on a tomato base; food of such flavour and freshness. I will never forget it. -MB

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