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Italian Tartar Sauce

Italian Tartar Sauce

Our Italian tartar sauce is a great compliment to baccala fritters or most any fried dish.  Moreover, you could use the sauce alongside eggplant, potato croquettes, zucchini flower fritters, etc. Italian tartar sauce is comprised of traditional ingredients with the addition of anchovy, capers, etc. We like to make a large batch of Italian tartar sauce and keep in the fridge [...]

Cod Sautéed in Olive Oil with Parsley and Garlic

Cod Sautéed in Olive Oil with Parsley and Garlic

The following fish recipe yields a delicious, garlic infused, parsley sauce and delicate, moist cod.  Our cod sautéed in olive oil with parsley and garlic recipe does call for a good amount of olive oil but it forms the base of the green sauce as well as the basting liquid so we suggest you incorporate the entire 1/4 cup of olive [...]

Seared Halibut with Tomatoes, Scallions, and White Wine Sauce

Seared Halibut with Tomatoes, Scallions, and White Wine Sauce

Halibut is a white, firm fleshed, fish that has a sweet and delicate flavor.  Our seared halibut with tomatoes, scallions, and white wine sauce is easy to make and can be prepared in under 15 minutes. Halibut is also a nutrient-dense fish with high levels of  protein, including minerals such as selenium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.  Moreover the fish is [...]

Baked Fish with Bread Crumbs

Baked Fish with Bread Crumbs

Making fish doesn’t need to be complicated and the following Baked Fish with Bread Crumbs recipe  is one of the easiest ways to prepare fillets of fish.  Our baked fish with seasoned breadcrumb recipe works with any firm flesh white fish including flounder, sole, cod,  etc.  The key to the dish is making your own breadcrumbs (including parsley, dried oregano, lemon [...]

Baked Clams Oreganata

Baked Clams Oreganata

Baked Clams Oreganata can be found on most Italian American restaurant menus and when they’re prepared well (with high quality ingredients) they are an excellent way to consume fresh clams, outside of on the half shell with a squeeze of lemon and a dash of Tabasco. Our family feasts on Baked Clams Oreganata during the holiday season and they are fairly [...]

Italian Seafood Stew

Italian Seafood Stew

Italian Seafood Stew is made throughout southern Italy and is typically comprised of shrimp, mussels, clams, swordfish, and any firm white fleshed fish.  Seafood stew is wonderful any time of the year; we like to make the dish with a bit of spice during the summer months and even add a bit of pancetta or sausage during the cold winter [...]

Calabrian Fisherman’s Linguine with Seafood Sauce (Linguine al Pescatore Calabrese)

Calabrian Fisherman’s Linguine with Seafood Sauce (Linguine al Pescatore Calabrese)

To say that the sea is important to the Province of Calabria would be a considerable understatement.  In fact, the sea is probably the single most important geographical attribute in all of southern Italy where, in some places, it’s a little over 30 miles from one side of the peninsula to the other; e.g., from the Tyhrrenian to the Ionian in Calabria. [...]

Fried Calamari (Frittura di Calamari)

Fried Calamari (Frittura di Calamari)

It seems that fried foods have a special place in most of the worlds culinary traditions and Italy is no exception. Travel to any southern or northern province in Italy and you’re bound to find an abundance of frittura or fried delicacies from expertly fried fish (such as the ubiquitous Fried Calamari or Frittura di Calamari) to arancini, mozzarella in [...]

Sea Bass with Romaine and Fennel Salad

Sea Bass with Romaine and Fennel Salad

I like to think of Sea Bass as the chicken breast of the sea.  That is to say, sea bass has a mild and clean flavor and is suitable for many dishes and preparations.   Sea Bass differs from Mediterranean sea bass (branzino), black sea bass, and stripped sea bass in that it’s actually mislabeled; sea bass is  ”drum” fish as Chilean sea bass [...]

Salt Cod Fritters Frittelle di Baccala

Salt Cod Fritters Frittelle di Baccala

You can make fish fritters out of most any fish (including the leftover kind), but our favorite is Salt Cod Fritters or Frittelle di Baccala  We like salt cod because it shreds or flakes easily and has a wonderful salty flavor profile that lends itself well to the frying method. Dried and salted “salt cod” is sold in whole pieces [...]