Flavours of Umbria

Persico Reale del Trasimeno

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Trasimeno royal perch is oval-shaped with a lateral compression and a greenish-brown dorsal surface, yellow-green sides and a silver belly. It is medium-sized, ranging from 18-20 cm up to a maximum of 40-45 cm. Perch is best caught in spring. The flesh is lean, delicate yet flavourful, and is used with excellent results in pasta and rice dishes, although it can often be served in fillets, boiled, fried or grilled.