Baked fish with sauce (salsa con pesce al forno)

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup Olive oil
2 Garlic cloves, minced
Hot pepper flakes
1 teaspoon Black pepper, fresh ground
1 tablespoon Cold water
2 Stalks fennel or celery, minced
½ cup Dry or red wine
2 tablespoons Italian parsley, minced
4 tablespoons Capers, drained
2 larges Onions, minced
3 Whole cloves
2 teaspoons Salt
1 tablespoon Flour
3 cups Peeled, chopped tomatoes
1 cup Green olives, sliced, pitted
3 pounds Fish
Pasta or Rice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Rinse fish and pat dry on paper towels. Arrange one layer in greased baking dish. Heat oil in a skillet, add onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring to prevent browning. Add tomatoes, fennel or celery, wine, cloves, hot pepper, salt and pepper to onions and garlic in skillet. Cover and simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes. Mix flour and water to a smooth paste. Pour flour paste into sauce, stirring constantly for smooth mixture.

Continue cooking and stirring for 5 minutes. Mix in parsley, olives and capers. Pour over fish and bake uncovered for 30 minutes, basting occasionally until fish flakes easily with fork. Serve over pasta or rice.

Posted to MM-Recipes Digest by Paula <demoness@...> on Sep 16, 1998

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