Good Eats At Rocco Vino’s

Way back in January, before we managed to hit “PEAK STUPID” every day with the China Wuhan Virus , we had an “out of towner” that we had to entertain for a few days and the good  best part of that was we got to expense a pretty good dinner.

Rocco Vino’s

There were six off us and we ordered three appetizers:

Bruschetta, Calamari, Toasted Ravioli.

All very good !!

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For my main course, it was a coin toss between the Linguine & Clams or the Zuppa.

I went with the Zuppa.

Zuppa di Pesce….$26
“Scallops, calamari, shrimp, octopus, mussels &
clams with linguine in a tomato herb sauce”

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Man, that was really good !!!

When I ordered it, the waitress asked if I wanted it with “red sauce or white sauce” and as soon as she finished saying that she said, “Honey, nobody orders the white sauce.”

Hmmmm, I really thought about the white sauce, which would have been interesting if it were an Alfredo, but not sure if I would want it if it were a white wine sauce.  So I got the red.

I had a dish very similar to the above before.  Similar but not the same:

Acquaviva Winery

I remember the Zupp di Mare was really good but it was so long ago that I wouldn’t be able to say which dinner was better.

Using search engines on the intertubes, I can’t find any difference between Zuppa di Mare and Zuppa di Pesce.  It might just be a personal or regional difference.

Salt and Pepper Squid

One of my simple pleasures of life, is that usually after the Christmas/New Years holidays there are many products at the grocery store that get marked down.  Below is a small sample of some of these items, and some of the ones that I purchased.  I think that I paid $1.50 for each item which was quite a good deal !!

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The pre-packaged “Salt and Pepper Calamari” cooked up in the toaster oven:

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Turned out really Pretty good.

So, I decided to try to make my own with the squid rings that I bought.

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This would be my lunch for the week so I added some white rice and some baby corn.

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Always rinse and inspect your raw Squid !!!!

I don’t mind finding tentacles, but  I definitely don’t want to bite down on a beak or a piece of the cuttle bone that was left in.

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Super simple !!!  Corn starch, salt and pepper.

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Quick, light coating on the squid.

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Mmmmmm, greasy !!!

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Made several batches.

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So there’s lunch for the week.  Made up my bento boxes and with a little sweet chili sauce on it, it was a fine lunch.