Category Archive: Fish and Seafood

Nov 13

Skate and Romanesco soup

When I saw this beautiful broccolo Romanesco at the market, I knew I would use it to make this traditional soup from Rome. The result was delicious, and perfect for the cold weather we are having in New York. Ingredients 1lb of skate fish 1 broccolo romanesco 1 carrot 1 small onion Half celery stalk …

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Oct 27

Marinated Striped Bass

Ingredients 1lb striped bass filet For the marinade: juice of half a lemon lemon rind, grated olive oil parsley thyme rosemary, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely minced salt Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a glass bowl. Add the fish, cover with a lid or clear wrap, and let marinade in the …

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Nov 30

Monk fish with peppers, saffron, and cherry tomatoes

A couple of months ago a found this monk fish recipe on the website of an Italian magazine, “donna moderna”. I made it and really liked it so I am posting it here in English.

Oct 15

Zucchine Ripiene di Tonno

Stuffed Zucchini with Tuna. I went to the farmers market in Union Square and found these nice round zucchini, the last one of the season. They are perfect to be stuffed and baked. I decided to bake them stuffed with tuna preserved under oil. Ingredients 4 round zucchini 2 Roma tomatoes 1 garlic clove, pressed …

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Jul 04

Quick Octopus Salad

Octopus salad is a great summer dish. This is my quick version, instead of boiling the octopus I buy the marinated octopus sold in the delis (Fareway and Grace’s in New York have it, and also any Greek grocery store should have it). I then freshen up the octopus with chopped fresh vegetables and some …

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Apr 20

Branzino al Sale

A very healthy and simple way to cook fish is to bake it completely covered with salt. This cooking method preserves all the moisture and flavor of the fish. You just need a whole fish simply cleaned of scales and insides (head and tail should not be removed), kosher salt, and aromatic herbs. Ingredients one …

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Mar 09

Salmone al Cartoccio

I received a special request from a friend to post a salmon recipe, here it is! A super easy and quick way to prepare salmon, I am not even sure it can be classified as a recipe! Because salmon has an intense flavor I decided to make it using very few ingredients. Also I chose …

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Feb 22

Red Snapper Baked with Potatoes

Fish baked with potatoes is a classic. The potatoes baked with the fish are deliciously tasty, and the the grape tomatoes add a nice touch of sweetness. This is how I made this red snapper. Ingredients one red snapper (1.5 lb), cleaned Italian parsley few slices of lemon 5 large Yukon Gold potatoes some grape …

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Feb 06

Branzino al Cartoccio

I love to prepare branzino al cartoccio.  The delicate meat of this fish retains all the moisture, and all the flavors blend nicely in the juices released by the fish.  Also, all the aromas stay inside the cartoccio while the fish is cooking, which is a good thing if you cook in a small kitchen! …

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Jan 27

Simply sautéed Maine shrimp

I went to buy a few things  for dinner today and I found these beautiful Maine shrimp that I could not resist. They are in season now and they looked so fresh.  In Italy we are used to buying  “whole” shrimp with the heads on. In fresh shrimp, the head is where you find most …

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