If you're ever in Naples or even the suburbs in the morning you must visit one of the street markets. Walking out of the Herculaneum site the other day I decided to introduce Dad to the cheapest way to shop for food in Italy.
Once you step out the gate you just need to walk up the street and turn down the second side street on the left.
It's always party time here with, bedecked with Italian style bunting and bustling with people no matter what the weather is like.
I always make a beeline straight for the shellfish stall and pick up a kilo of mixed shellfish. The stallholder grabs a bag and fills it with fistfuls form each bowl.
Crates of fresh mussels at Euro 3.50 per kilo...lemons and aperitivi cost extra!
It was pouring with rain but everyone had large umbrellas to duck under. I picked up a bunch of 6 bananas here for 1 euro. (If you haven't guessed I can't figure out how to type the Euro sign ).
A bag of local mela nurca apples here for 2 euro.
And then Dad found the fish stand and declared that he had never tried fresh anchovies...
So at 3 euro a kilo we snapped up a bag and also picked up a pesce bandiera (long slinky silvery fish on the right of the photo below) which possibly translates to flag fish which means nothing to an English man.So we had to get one.
I promised him he would like it and reassured him that I know what to do with it (grill it on the BBQ and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar) and off we went with a big bagful of fresh fish.
We ate most of the bananas on the train home, cooked up a feat with the fresh fish for dinner and had apple crumble for dessert. Cheap eats from the market all at under 10 euro!