Italian Style Fish Recipes
Italian style fish recipes offer quick and easy dishes that will go over well at dinner parties and takes only minutes to prepare. The addition of Italian recipes simply add herbs, wine, and a piece of exceptionally fresh fish completes the dishes, making them suitable for any party or supper treat. What is the best fish to eat?
Heinz Vegetable Soup, two tins
4 oz. cod loin or another firm white fish
A smidgeon of red or white wine
One basil handful with a few entire leaves for decorating
A single lemon
Breadcrumbs, four dspns
Drizzle olive oil over the top
Seasoned with salt and pepper
Prep time: 2 minutes; cooking time: 10 minutes; time to serve: 12 minutes
Season the fish with salt and pepper and pan-fry for 2 minutes or less on each side (depending on thickness) in a little olive oil.
Serve the fish with a squeeze of lemon juice and breadcrumbs on top.
In a skillet, heat the soup with a splash of wine and some basil. Simmer until the basil has released its flavour and the soup has somewhat reduced.
In its pan, grill the fish until the breadcrumbs are golden and crispy.
Place the soup in a shallow dish, top with the fish, breadcrumb side up, and drizzle with olive oil before garnishing with a lemon slice and a basil leaf.
Cod Braised in Italian Wine
This braised recipe works well with cod and haddock fillets. An extra quick and straightforward way to prepare delicious fish! Over rice, if desired.
Two tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
One finely sliced onion
Two garlic cloves, minced
One tin chopped tomatoes (400g)
75g (3 oz) pitted and sliced black olives
A handful of freshly chopped parsley
Dry white wine, 100ml (4 fl oz)
Cod fillets, 450g (1 lb)
Prep time: 10 minutes; cooking time: 15 minutes; time to serve: 25 minutes
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. In a little olive oil, soften the onions and garlic.
Combine the tomatoes, olives, parsley, and wine in a mixing bowl—Cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
Put the fillets in the sauce. Cook for 5 minutes until the fish turns white.
Cod substitutes include: Try this dish with fresh coley or pouting, which are both affordable. They are both cod; however, they are far less expensive and can be found in larger stores or fishmongers.
Pie with Asparagus and Fish
For the white sauce you can use a can of Heinz Asparagus soup and the dish is delicious. Serve as a light main course, an appetizer, or even as small canapes in micro scallop shells.
One tin Heinz Asparagus Cream SoupOne haddock, smokedOne haddock (fresh)A swig of white winePeas, 1 tbspA couple of potatoesOne tablespoon of butterSquirt milkSeasoning with salt and pepperA sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, gratedA quarter teaspoon of English mustard
Prep time: 4 minutes; cooking time: 15 minutes; time to serve: 19 minutes
Peel the potatoes and cut them into medium chunks before boiling them in salted water until they are cooked.
In a pan, combine the soup, a splash of white wine, and the mustard. Bring to a simmer, add the fish and peas, if desired, and cook for no more than a minute. Turn off the heat; the fish will be perfectly done.
Mash the potatoes with butter and milk, then season to taste.
Fill a flameproof dish with the fish and a generous amount of the sauce.
To make the mashed potato seem appealing, surround it with it and gently fork it.
Grill for a minute or so, so the Parmesan is faintly golden on top of the dish.
Top tip – By adding prawns and replacing the peas with fresh asparagus.