ZUPPA DI PESCE ALLA SICILIANA (FISH SOUP OF SICILY)

NZ seafood recipe

THE RESTAURANT - AL VOLO, MT EDEN, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

A traditional Italian Pizza Restaurant in Mt Eden Auckland New Zealand, with an owner so passionate about his Pizza oven he could talk to you all night about it.

Cooking Italian family recipes that have helped win the restaurant awards and legions of fans all over.

A great casual atmosphere, it’s a fun place to dine.

THE CHEF - LUCA VILLARI

With more energy than he knows what to do with, Luca’s passion for cooking Italian becomes immediately obvious soon after meeting him.

With a lifetime of family recipes at his disposal Luca shares his passion freely, including winning awards for the best pizza in Auckland.

THE RECIPE: ZUPPA DI PESCE ALLA SICILIANA (FISH SOUP OF SICILY)

INGREDIENTS

(serves 2 - 4 guests)

1 kg fresh mixed seafood
100ml virgin olive oil
2 x cloves garlic finely chopped
1 x pinch saffron threads
1 x punnet cherry tomatoes
4 x sprigs thyme
1 x pinch chilli flakes
50gms sliced pitted green olives
2  x tablespoons chopped capers
100ml white wine
2 x cups fish stock
1 x cup tomato passata
salt and pepper to taste

Soffitto topping:

(*stirfry all ingredients for 1 - 2 minutes and add over top of plated seafood)

Virgin olive oil
2 x cloves garlic finely chopped
2-3 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
Zest of 1/2 lemon

WINE MATCH

METHOD

Stir fry all ingredients together EXCEPT seafood, white wine, stock and tomato passata.

Deglaze pan with white wine and add liquids.

Bring to the boil adding in all fish and shelfish.

Simmer gently until shellfish have opened.

Serve in warmed bowls and top with soffitto mix.