The famous 'Triglie alla Livornese ' ,from Livorno / Italy



In Italy , recipes are   very important for the  culture of the country 

Every region has its own recipes and Livorno , a small but smiling city on the Mediterranean sea ,  bases its traditions on a few but important dishes known in all the peninsula .

You can try in many restaurant of the city .

One of these dishes is a soup called 'Cacciucco' 

Another one is called 'Triglie alla livornese ' or Red mullets 


The ingredients 


  • 2 Red mullets - in this recipe I used two big mullets, weighting 300 g (10 oz) each
  • 80 ml (3 fl oz) Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 Small celery stalk (finely chopped)
  • 400 g (Just a bit less than 1 lb) Chopped tomatoes
  • A handful of flat leaf parsley (finely chopped)
  • Salt and ground black pepper for seasoning
  • These are Imperial and Metric measurements. U.S measurements available at italyum.com

Nutrition facts: Calories 650 per serving.



Ingredients (U.S. measurements): 

  • 2 Red mullets - in this recipe I used two big mullets, weighting 10 1/2 ounces each
  • 5 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 Small celery stalk (finely chopped)
  • 14 ounces Chopped tomatoes
  • A handful of flat - leaf parsley (finely chopped)
  • Salt and ground black pepper for seasoning



 Preparation 

We must start to clean the fish  removing all the scales with a small knife but do not use too much energy because the mullets have  delicate skin  and you could damage the fish. 


Once washed and cleaned under running cold water , the fish is ready for cooking. 

Consider you need at least 4 small fishes for each person .

Take a  pan ( click here to order on Amazon ) ,  add olive oil and start to heat it over a medium heat. 

Add chopped garlic and celery when the  olive starts to warm . 

Then add a bit of parsley but be carefull no to burn   the garlic too much.

Stir everything gently for 3/4 minutes and then add chopped red tomatoes .

Stir again and finally add the fish .

Add a bit of water if you see the sauce is reducing very fast.

You need that sauce to cook the fish.

Once the fish is in the pan add salt and a bit of pepper .

Remember the sauce  must cover the mullets while cooking for about 15 minutes .

Keep always an eye on your pan and if you see the sauce is reducing too fast add a glass of water 

Do not use wine !! 

Once the fish is perfectly cooked put it on a dish and cover everything with the remaining chopped parsley and sauce from the pan 

And now you are ready to eat! 

Buon Appetito 


 



As an associate of Amazon i earn from qualifying purchases 

Comments
* The email will not be published on the website.