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Sardinian Seafood

Seafood In The Sardinian Diet

With 1,149 miles of coastline, it may come as a surprise that meats, cheeses, and pasta, not fish, are the oldest staples of a Sardinian diet. However, you will now find many seafood dishes are popular and even considered “traditional” in Sardinia. Aside from a few, many of these dishes date back no more than a few centuries. That’s relatively young, by Sardinian standards.


Tonna di TartareSeafood For Longevity

It is no secret that the Sardinian people are known to have very healthy, long lives. The amount of seafood in their diet may contribute to their overall excellent health. Studies have shown that eating seafood can help prevent heart attacks and strokes, can lower blood pressure and may even help ward off depression. The reason for this is the “magic” ingredient found in most seafood: omega-3 fatty acids. Fatty fish, like salmon, tuna, herring, grey mullet and sardines are loaded with these beneficial fats. This healthy fat can lower the triglyceride levels in the bloodstream, lessen the aches and pains of joint diseases, and boost the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory medications.

Sardinian Seafood Recipes

A wide variety of fish, mussels, and shellfish can be found off the Sardinian coast. The recipe section of this website, and our cookbook “Sweet Myrtle and Bitter Honey”, have many recipes featuring fresh seafood. One of the most uniquely Sardinian seafood ingredients is, of course, bottarga. Bottarga is the salted, pressed and dried roe (eggs) of the grey mullet, one of the staple fish harvests from the Mediterranean Sea. Bottarga is often served simply as an appetizer with olive oil or lemon juice, accompanied by bread. You can find recipes using bottarga here on our website; and you can purchase it for yourself to try at home.

Cooking the Sardinian Way

It's important to us that people enjoy food, family, and long healthy lives.  The ingredients found on this site are expertly crafted from the finest that Sardinia, Italy has to offer.  Everything here is selected by Efisio Farris for it's color, flavor, texture, and a wide variety of other qualities including health benefits.  Our ingredients don't include junk fillers that degrade the ability of the food to contribute to your health.  


We hope that as you browse the site and read through the cookbook that you'll learn a new way of cooking delightful meals for your guests and family, and that you'll be inspired by Efisio's stories and the history presented here.

Experience Sardinian Cooking from the Masters

If you're looking to experience Sardinian cuisine from the master himself, Arcodoro in Houston, Texas is the place to go.  Treat yourself, treat your family, treat your friends or treat your colleagues.  Arcodoro offers an exclusive menu of great food that's reasonably priced.  Our Wine menu contains a wide variety of wines, including many that have emerged from Sardinia's rich traditions.  Visit today to make your reservation.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Gourmet Sardinia and our line of fine Italian ingredients.  Our staff are available to assist you at any time in order to help you decide what to buy and how to use these fine products.  We can also help you with wholesale and large market orders.

You can write to us at :
4408 W 12th Street

Houston, TX 77055



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