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.
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 …
Spaghetti al Ragu di Triglia (Red Mullet)
Today’s recipe really brings the flavor of the Mediterranean sea to the table. It is quite a while that I wanted to make a sauce for spaghetti with Red Mullets or Rougets (Triglie in Italian) and I am very satisfied with the result! Definitely a recipe to repeat!
Any time I eat Triglie I think of my favorite Italian police inspector Salvo Montalbano, from the novels of Andrea Camilleri. He lives and works in Sicily,
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 …
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 …
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 …
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! …
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 …