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Baccala Putanesca - Courtesy of Ralph’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

Seven Fish Cold Fish Salad

Insalata di Pesce

Courtesy of MICHAEL’S PASTARIA, 143 N. Franklin Ave., Nutley, NJ and ANGELONI’S RESTAURANT, 6 Brookside Ave., Caldwell, NJ


  • 1 calamari, cleaned
  • 6 shrimp, cleaned
  • 8 clams
  • 10 mussels
  • +1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery, chopped
  • 1 bunch of Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup sweet vinegar
  • salt, pepper and oregano
  • 4 cups arugula


Boil the calamari, shrimp, clams and mussels for 8-10 minutes. Remove the meat from the shellfish and then dice along with the shrimp and calamari. Mix together the vegetables in a large serving bowl. Add the olive oil, sweet vinegar, lemon juice and then the fish. Toss and season with salt, pepper and fresh oregano.