Sunday, August 21, 2011

Zuppa di Pesce (Fish Soup)

1 lb muscles
2 large pieces of Swai, Grouper, Cod or Tilapia
1 lb Calamari
1 lb Shrimp, peeled and deveined (optional)
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/2 can tomato paste
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup red wine
2 cans tomatoes, crushed
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper, to taste  (crushed red pepper, opt)
fresh basil, chopped

Saute white fish in frying pan, season and lightly brown on both sides, remove from pan.  In large pot add cooking oil and saute garlic and tomato paste.  Add red wine. Add all other seafood and saute until muscles open and all seafood is cooked.  Add tomatoes, bay leaves, salt and pepper.  Simmer for 20 mins.  Serve with linguine, spaghetti or favorite pasta.  Sprinkle with fresh basil.

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