If you’re not a fish lover, I urge you to try this because it’s so good, it may just change your mind. A perfect Pesach dish for Chol Hamoed and all year ‘round!
- 1 pound snapper ( or other firm white fish) cut into portion sizes
- Kosher salt, to taste
- Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- Approx 1/8th teaspoon onion powder
- Approx 1/8th teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 large shallot, minced
- 2 - 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 small fennel bulb, core removed and sliced
- 1/2 red pepper, sliced
- 1/2 green pepper, sliced
- 1/2 cup vermouth (or white wine)
- 4 medium sized vine ripened tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1/4 cup Italian parsley, chopped - for garnish
- Season fish with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder. Set aside.
- Saute shallot and garlic in a deep saute pan until soft and fragrant. Next, add fennel and peppers and allow to soften.
- Deglaze with the vermouth (or wine) and scrape any bits in the pan. Allow to cook for 5 mintues or so, and add tomatoes and water.
- Allow all the vegetables to cook down in the pan and create the broth. Carefully add fish to the pan, cover and cook until fish is opaque and springy to the touch. (About 10 minutes) Intensify flavor by spooning broth over the fish continuously.
- Add chopped parsley before serving.
- *Serve over rice to sop up flavorful broth (if you eat Kitniyot)
Sandy was trained at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and cooked professionally for over 10 years. She has been fortunate to work with some really amazing chefs in New York City during that time. Sandy is a mother of 2 and shares delicious recipes that are pretty simple – because she strongly believes that if your TECHNIQUE is correct, then you can make some pretty amazing things, with few ingredients.
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