Despite its small size, Montenegro’s traditional cuisine draws on many delicious flavours and culinary influences.
This simple to prepare recipe uses seafoods local to the protected waters of Boka Bay (Bay of Kantor) combined with local spices and ribbon pasta, reminding of the countries historic trading ties to its Adriatic neighbours.
- 1 tsp. butter
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 medium-sized onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 200g baby prawns
- 200g cleansed and de-shelled mussels
- 10 whole tiger prawns
- 10 clams
- 10 shelled mussels
- OR 500g frozen seafood selection
- 1 cup dry white wine
- Salt and pepper
- Handful of capers, olives or anchovies
- 500ml single cream (for white sauce)
- OR 1 tin of peeled tomatoes (for red sauce)
- Pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
- Optional: Cayenne pepper
- Tagliatelle, to serve
- Heat together the butter and olive oil in a deep frying pan. Add the finely chopped onion and garlic and simmer for 2 mins on a medium heat. Add the seafood and stir in the wine until all of the juices have been absorbed. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 20 mins. For extra flavour, add a handful of capers, olives or anchovies.
- To make the red sauce, add the tomatoes and simmer. For the white sauce, add the cream and simmer for 10 mins.
- Season with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg for a richer flavor and for an extra kick, add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper to taste.
- Cook the pasta until al dente, then mix in to the pan and sauce. Prijatno!
Recipe contributor: Porto Montenegro
Previously a historic naval base, Porto Montenegro’s reincarnation as the Mediterranean’s leading luxury yacht homeport and marina village has made it the fastest selling development in the region. With 450 berths, the marina is complemented by 7 luxury, private residences, the five-star Regent Hotel & Residences, and numerous sports and leisure facilities.
The village attracts a vibrant year-round international visitors, with an events scene that extends to exclusive parties, cocktail evenings, leisure activities and social soirées, iconic shows and concerts in the Synchro events and performance space, along with conferences, exhibitions and cultural events.
Accompanied by a busy retail village hosting designer boutiques and global fashion brands, there’s also a waterfront promenade of restaurants, cafés and bars. Not forgetting the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club, which features an iconic 64m infinity pool, and offers a generous selection of sporting and sailing facilities alongside an innovative Beach and adjacent Beach Gym.
For further information please visit the Porto Montenegro website at : www.portomontenegro.com/en