Fritto Misto di Mare (Fried Mixed Seafood) Recipe

Serves: 6 Save

Ingredients (9)

  • 1 pound (455g) medium to large head-on shrimp or 12 ounces (340g) medium shell-on shrimp (see note)
  • 2 quarts (1.9L) vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 cups (11 ounces; 310g) fine semolina flour (semola rimacinata) or 2 cups (9 ounces) all-purpose flour (see note)
  • 1/2 cup (70g) cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 pound (455g) cleaned squid, tubes sliced crosswise into 3/4-inch-thick rings, tentacles left whole
  • 12 ounces (340g) smelt, cleaned (see note)
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


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