Risotto with smoked salmon and peas
Risotto con salmone
This risotto with smoked salmon and peas was part of an unbelievably lavish antipasti served at one of the best fish restaurants I have ever visited.
When we visit a new city in Italy and go out looking for a place to eat, we always stop locals of about the same age and background in the street and ask for advice. Their recommendations never fail. In Civitanova Marche a shopkeeper and his wife suggested Vai Mo’ as the best restaurant in town, and it turned out to be one of the finest fish restaurant experiences I have ever had.
Vai Mo’ looks like (an is) a large family pizzeria in an uninviting concrete block, but behind the dull exterior there is a large, crowded dining room, where you can have both pizza and fish. We tried one of their 18 euro fish antipasti and should have been warned that it was a full meal for two with starters, soup, risotto and huge plates of snails and lobsters. Amazing. One of the antipasti courses was a jet black risotto with smoked salmon, which has become a new homemade fast-food favourite.