Sometimes I really miss fish and chips. Honestly I do. Especially really GOOD fish and chips like the ones you get at Anstruther – fresh fish, cooked to order, single portions of chunky chips cooked to order in fresh oil and plenty of salt and vinegar… especially sitting at the harbour overlooking the sea.
So what’s a Scot to do when she gets a craving for fresh fried fish and lives in Southern Italy? It’s a bit far to get to Anstruther and a carry out would cost a fortune, not to mention being soggy by the time it gets here.
One solution is to visit Cetara and its famous Cuopperia!
The cuopperia has been around for so many years that it has become a true part of the Amalfi coast’s culinary heritage; and in fact the motto of the place is La cucina è memoria – cuisine is memory, alluding to the fact that the history and character of a country, town, region or area leaves an indelible mark on the flavours of the traditional cuisine.
At the Cuopperia the speciality dish is of course the Cuoppo, which is essentialy a rolled up cone of greaseproof paper filled to the brim with morsels of fresh fish and seafood which have been fried until cooked perfectly and a wonderful golden brown colour. This is served with a couple of slices of lemon, and is best enjoyed with a glass of cold white wine.