Pesce Semplice (Simple Fish)
One of my new favorite dishes. Light, healthy, simple and tasty. I like to use Merluzzo (cod fish) because of its wonderful taste and because it is so good for you. Recipe for two:
400 grams of Merluzzo (or your favorite white fish)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine
handful of capers (preferably from the island of Salina)
salt to taste
Pepper flakes for a spicy dish
Italian parsley for a little green!
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. I like a pan that keeps the fish and juices snug and cozy next to each other. When hot, add the fish and let cook for about 1 minute. Add the wine and leave uncovered, sizzling away for another 3 minutes. Add the capers and salt (and the other option ingredients), lower the flame a tad and cover. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Serve immediately with your favorite bottle of white wine (my choice: a smooth Catarratto rom Sicilia!).
My husband is on a big basmati rice kick, so I’ve been serving that as an accompaniment. The plate looks a bit “bland” but the flavor is far from it! Wild rice and some tomatoes on the side would make it colorful and oh so more Italian.
Buon appetito! :)