Pesce Al Cartoccio

Local Fish in Foil

Pesce Al Cartoccio

Pesce Al Cartoccio, meaning fish baked in a packet, showcases the art of cooking fish in foil. With its origins rooted in Mediterranean cuisine, this cooking technique has been practiced for centuries, allowing the fish to retain its moisture and absorb the flavors of the accompanying ingredients. Local, fresh fish is seasoned with herbs, spices, and a drizzle of olive oil, then carefully wrapped in foil before being baked or grilled to perfection. When served, the foil is opened at the table, releasing a burst of enticing aromas and presenting a visually stunning presentation.

This quick and easy dish is completely adaptable to whatever seasonal or abundant vegetables and herbs that you have on hand. Pesce Al Cartoccio not only offers a delectable dining experience but also pays homage to the timeless traditions of coastal cooking.

Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 4 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. In a large piece of aluminum foil or parchment paper, wrap 1 whole fish, 12 mussels, 12 clams and 6 cherry tomatoes chopped into small pieces. Add half of the chopped parsley,1 clove garlic, 1 tbsp olive oil and salt and close the package well. It must be sealed completely. Repeat with the remaining fish creating a second package.

    Place in a large baking pan and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (360° F) for 25 minutes. Serve immediately.

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