Traditional Marinated Comacchio Valleys Eel

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Emilia Romagna

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Traditional Marinated Comacchio Valleys Eel

The Po Delta has been home to eel-marinating factories for centuries. The most important processing center was the Manifattura dei Marinati in Comacchio. The adult eels were caught in barriers called lavorieri, positioned near the outlets to the sea. They were transported to the factory in boats called marotte, which had special systems for changing the water to keep the eels alive.
At the factory the eels were selected, cut, threaded onto iron skewers and cooked over a wooden fire with a dozen fireplaces. Given the very limited fishing period, it was traditional to marinate them in vinegar so that they could keep for longer.

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Season

Eels are caught from October to December and are marinated only in winter. Preserved eels kept throughout the year.

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The Emilia-Romagna Po Delta Park has renovated the old fire room in the Manifattura dei Marinati. Here, mature wild eels from the valley are processed following traditional techniques. The classic marinade is made from white wine vinegar, Cervia sea salt, water and bay leaves.

Production area
Comacchio Valleys, Po Delta Regional Park, Ferrara and Ravenna Provinces

Presidium supported by
Emilia-Romagna Regional Authority, Emilia-Romagna Po Delta Regional Park
Manifattura dei Marinati
Comacchio (Fe)
via Mazzini, 200
tel. +39 0533 81742
manifatturadeimarinati@parcodeltapo.it
www.parcodeltapo.it/er

For information and orders:
Work And Services
tel. +39 0533 381715
imarinatidicomacchio@gmail.com
Presidium coordinator
Luigi Tomasi
Tel. +39 0533 314003
luigitomasi@parcodeltapo.it


The Emilia-Romagna Po Delta Park has renovated the old fire room in the Manifattura dei Marinati. Here, mature wild eels from the valley are processed following traditional techniques. The classic marinade is made from white wine vinegar, Cervia sea salt, water and bay leaves.

Production area
Comacchio Valleys, Po Delta Regional Park, Ferrara and Ravenna Provinces

Presidium supported by
Emilia-Romagna Regional Authority, Emilia-Romagna Po Delta Regional Park
Manifattura dei Marinati
Comacchio (Fe)
via Mazzini, 200
tel. +39 0533 81742
manifatturadeimarinati@parcodeltapo.it
www.parcodeltapo.it/er

For information and orders:
Work And Services
tel. +39 0533 381715
imarinatidicomacchio@gmail.com
Presidium coordinator
Luigi Tomasi
Tel. +39 0533 314003
luigitomasi@parcodeltapo.it