Anglerfish with Black Olives and Tomatoes


By. Margaux Cintrano

Traditional Italian cuisine, particularly along the coasts, is loaded with fresh tuna, hearty shellfish, rudder fish, angler or monk fish, seabass, prawns, squid and numerous other varieties. Its succulent and a smart nutritional choice. Here is a lovely simple recipe with easily obtained ingredients. My grandmother Maragherite used to prepare this dish at her trattoria in Little Italy, Manhattan years ago. This is the revamped version.

Serves 4.

1 tblsp olive oil

1 small onion minced

2 cloves of fresh garlic minced

4 fresh red ripe plum tomatoes, peeled and seeded and then chopped

One quarter cup black Kalamata olives or Gaeta, or Nicoise variety pitted and chopped

1 tblsp chopped mint herb or basil herb

1 tblsp capers … wash off brine liquid from jar

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

pinch of red dried chili pepper

pinch of sugar, pinch of salt and a quick grind of…

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