Fried mixed seafood



Fried mixed seafood

Its unmistakable scent can be recognized a mile away, and it is one of the most ordered dishes in seafood restaurants. The desire hits when you see it pass by, and you never know whether to order it as an appetizer or leave it for later to enjoy as a second course! But fried mixed seafood is not only this, it is also a street food to be enjoyed on vacation while strolling through the streets of the city or enjoying a summer aperitif by the sea at sunset. But if you don't want to go that far, just go to your trusted fish market, buy the freshest fish and run home to start cooking! You will be able to satisfy your palate in a few minutes: follow our steps for a great crispy fried mixed seafood. Complete your dinner with a good lemon sorbet and you will feel like you are still on vacation!


Shrimps 12 - red
Anchovies 12
Goatfish 4
Codfish 4
Bandfish 9 oz (250 g)
Calamari (squid) 2 ¾ cups (350 g)
Semolina 9 oz (250 g)
Fine salt to taste
For frying
Vegetable oil to taste

How to prepare Fried mixed seafood

To prepare the fried mixed seafood, first clean the fish. Take the goatfish and rinse them under running water, and use scissors or your hands to remove the part of the belly with the entrails 1. Rinse them again and set aside. Repeat the same operation for the cod 2, anchovies and bandfish. Now move on to the calamari. Take the mantle off of the head 3

and remove the cuttlebone 4. Wash the mantle under running water and discard the entrails. Make a slight incision and remove the skin using a small knife 5. Wash the calamari again under water, then cut the fins to separate them from the mantle 6

and cut the rest into rings 7. Take the tentacles and eliminate the eyes using a knife 8; then, pushing it out with your fingers, remove the beak found in the center of the tentacles 9. If the tentacles are too big, you can cut them in half. 

Rinse the shrimp under water. When all the fish are clean 10, you can start frying. Heat the oil in a pan until it reaches a temperature of 356- 374° F (180-190° C) (to be measured with a kitchen thermometer). In the meantime, pour the semolina into a low, wide container. When the oil has reached the right temperature, completely flour the cod (11-12).  

Remove the excess semolina and dip the fish one at a time in the boiling oil 13. Flour the goatfish 14 and fry them together with the cod 15

Wait 3-4 minutes; when they are golden, drain them 16 and transfer them to a tray lined with oil-absorbing paper 17. Flour the calamari 18

and use a sieve to remove the excess flour by shaking it 19. Fry for a few minutes until golden 21 and place them next to the other fish. 

Next flour the anchovies 22 and remove the excess semolina 23. Immerse in oil 24

Then flour the bandfish 25 and fry them together with the anchovies 26. Wait a few minutes minutes until they are golden, drain them 27 and transfer them to a tray lined with oil-absorbing paper. 

Now move on to the shrimp. Flour them in the semolina (28-29), then dip them in the hot oil 30

Wait about a minute and when they are golden, drain them 31 and move them to the tray together with the other fish 32. Decorate with lemon slices and serve the fried mixed seafood warm 33


We recommend eating the fried mixed seafood when it is ready. You can clean the fish a few hours ahead of time and keep them in the fridge. 


Pay attention to the temperature of the oil and how the fish are cooking. Make sure the temperature never falls below 356° F (180° C) or else the frying will not leave the fish dry and crunchy. The larger the size of the fish, the longer the cooking time.