Acquacotta alla Viterbese - Italian recipe

posted Jan 16, 2012, 1:58 AM by Stefano Capoccioni
italian recipe acquacotta
Acquacotta is a typical dish of the Viterbo area. This simple dish originated as the meal of the “buttero”, as the cattle herders are called. There are lots of varieties. The dish in Viterbo is very special, and differs from the Acquacotta in nearby Tuscany in its ingredients and preparation. Water, chicory, potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, onion, wild mint and, before serving, a dash of extra-virgin olive oil.
The ingredients sometimes vary according to the location. In the territory of Lake Bolsena, for example, the dish is called sbroscia, and is prepared with the addition of the lake fish, and cooked by the fisherman on the lake shores. According to tradition this soup was prepared with water from Lake Bolsena.