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

The Best Seven Fish Cold Fish Salad Recipe

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.