Fish with endive

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 kilograms Fresh sardines or fresh anchovies
2 kilograms White inner endive leaves
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

From: raifft@... (Richard A. Ifft ) Date: Wed, 10 Jul 1996 08:29:18 -0700>From Mira Sacerdoti's Italian Jewish Cooking Ms. Sacerdoti's remarks: This dish is thought to be a speciality of Roman Jews. Roman Jewish cooking characteristically combined fish or meat with vegetables in a single dish. Italian Jewish cooking is as regional as Italian cooking. If you cannot find anchovies and do not like sardines, try it with fillets of sole. i have noted a number of recipes where sole is used for a more refined version, and sardines prepared by those who could not afford the more expensive fish.

1. Clean and gut the fish; remove backbone; rinse and drain.

2. Discard hard outer leaves of the endive and remove the core. Wash endire, drain, but don't dry it.

3. In a lightly oiled baking dish, arrange alternating layers of endives and fish (using at least a couple of leaves in each layer), beginning and ending with a triple layer of leaves.

4. Sprinkle each layer with oil, salt , and pepper.

5. Cover the baking dish, pressing the food down. 6.Cook 15 minutes.

7. Uncover and bake in 400 F (or 200 C) oven for half an hour, or until juices have evaporated and there is a golden crust on top.

8. Serve hot or cold, with a sprinkling of lemon juice.

JEWISH-FOOD digest 249

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