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Friday, March 6, 2020

Aqua Pazza ♥ ( Fish in "crazy water )

Today being Fish Friday, I gave you a recipe for a healthy fish dinner. I am pleased to be working with Carmelina Brands














The term acqua pazza Italian for "crazy water" is used in Italian cuisine to refer to a recipe for poached white fish, or to simply refer to the lightly herbed broth used to poach it.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup plus 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 6 large garlic cloves
  • Pinch of red chili flakes
  • 3 cups white wine
  • 1 Tbs. capers
  • 4 cups water
  • 6 red snapper or striped bass fillets, each about
      6 oz., skin on can substitute any white fish such as cod
  • 1 bulb fennel halved and sliced thin
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 12 ripe plum tomatoes, oven-dried*
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, stemmed and halved
  • 30 pitted Kalamata olives
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. chopped fresh basil
  • Olivier Toasted Garlic Oil, to taste

Directions:

Preheat an oven to 400°F.

In a Dutch oven or deep ovenproof sauté pan over medium heat, warm the 1/4 cup olive oil, add the garlic and sauté, stirring often, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the chili flakes, wine, capers, fennel and water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer while the fish is cooking.

Season the fish fillets with salt and pepper and lightly dust both sides of the fillets with the flour.

In a large sauté pan over high heat, warm the 2/3 cup olive oil until nearly smoking. Arrange the fish, skin side down, in the pan and fry until golden underneath, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a slotted spatula, transfer the fish to the simmering liquid. Add the oven-dried and cherry tomatoes and the olives. Return to a simmer, transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Return the pan to the stovetop and set over medium heat.

Transfer the fish to warmed individual bowls. Simmer the liquid, stirring occasionally, until it reduces to 6 cups, 4 to 5 minutes. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the parsley and basil over the fish and spoon the sauce over the fish. Drizzle with garlic oil and serve immediately. Serves 6.


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