4 Dishes You Must Try in Sicily, Italy 


Sicily is an island in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Italy. It’s one of Italy’s autonomous regions but has been part of many different civilizations throughout history. This has given it a distinct culture which can be seen in its unique and super popular cuisine. If you are heading there for a trip, then here are just four of the authentic dishes that you have to try.

Pasta alla Norma

This is an example of Italian cooking at its finest. Using simple but fresh and tasty ingredients including eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, and basil to create a delicious pasta dish is a perfect example of the joy of Sicilian cuisine, and it’s finished off with creamy, salted ricotta. 


This delightful dish can be found in variations across Sicily, often sold in street food stalls for a couple of euros. They are a ball of ricotta rice which is filled with anything from meat, fish, or cheese, and then deep-fried. Super simple but super tasty and comforting. 


Eggplants are big in Sicily, and this dish is one of the best ways to enjoy them. There are many different versions, but the eggplant is usually fried with tomatoes and onion, with raisins, pine nuts, and vinegar being added later. 


These sweet treats are popular all over the world these days but originated on this small island. Deep-fried pastry tubes are filled with ricotta which can be left plain or flavored, with lemon and pistachio being traditional choices. 


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