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Fiche maschie a stocchetto

Products derived from fish, shellfish and crustaceans, and special farm techniques of the same;

1. Product name:
Fiche maschie a stocchetto

2. Other names:

3. Short description:
Fiche maschie a stocchetto are salted and dried blue whiting fillets. The blue whiting or whiting (Micromesistius poutassou, Gadidae family) is a sea fish with a long and thin body. Its dorsal is a blue-grey colour with a lighter belly and is about 35-40cm long.

4. Production area:
Porto Ercole, province of Grosseto.

5. Production status:
r disappeared r at risk r active

6. Production process:
After the best ones are chosen, the blue whiting are filleted. After curing, they’re left to dry.

7. Materials, equipment and premises used for production:

8. Notes on traditionalism, homogeneity of spread and persistence of production rules over time:
The product is traditional to the Argentario Coast and stems from the customs of the fishing community in Porto Ercole, who would package them during their fishing breaks. They are used in a traditional dish where the fillets are cooked with potatoes in a sauce with garlic and wild rosemary.

9. Production:
Fiche maschie are not sold, but are an artisan product destined entirely for individual consumption. In fact, they’re prepared by the fisherman on board their vessels. They are hung for a day or two at the most to dry and then eaten. To conserve the product’s traditions, Porto Ercole holds an annual food festival known as the Sagra della fiche maschie a stocchetto.

Preparations of fish, shellfish and special techniques of farming the same
Zona di produzione

Le fiche maschie a stocchetto sono prodotti tipici di Porto Ercole, provincia di Grosseto.