9 Essential Ingredients of Italian Cuisine
Seafood is a staple protein in Italian diets; any and all kinds of shellfish and fish are celebrated, often several in the same dish. While fattier types like tuna and salmon supply heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, lean seafood like shrimp, mussels, squid and sea bass provide ample protein, niacin and selenium. Serve fish or seafood at least twice a week.
To add more seafood and fish to your Italian cooking, try adding shrimp or scallops to your favorite Italian pasta recipe.