What is the sound of the sea? The sound of a centuries-old dish being prepared for the hundredth or thousandth time? The salt of the earth mingled with the salt of the sea?
Brodetto di Fano is a traditional Le Marche dish popularized over a decade ago by Moreno Cedroni, renowned chef of La Madonnina del Pescatore in Senigallia (two Michelin stars) with his “Brodetto Sushi“. Contemporary chefs such as Villa Tereze’s collaborator and Michelin star chef Enrico Recanati have gone on to win international competitions with their version of this Le Marche dish.
For 5 kg of cleaned fish – cuttlefish, squid, dogfish, gurnard, prawns, breed, monkfish
- a little less than 1L olive oil
- half an onion
- 2 – 3 cloves of garlic
- 2 shallots
- 1 jar of tomato paste
- 1 bottle of tomato sauce
- salt, pepper, to taste peperoncino
- half a glass of vinegar
- a handful of parsley
Chop the onion, garlic and shallot.
In a pan pour oil, add the mince and cook all of it slightly. Add the squid and cuttlefish and cook.
Once the water has withdrawn from cuttlefish and squid, add the tomato paste, vinegar, salt, pepper, pepperoncini.
Mix everything on high heat, add the tomato sauce and a little less than a liter of water. Lower the heat and simmer until the squid and cuttlefish are soft.
When the sauce begins to shrink, place the fish within it, starting with the largest and simmer for 10 minutes.
As the fish is cooking, add the smallest ones gradually, keep the lid closed and stir occasionally. If the sauce thickens too much, slowly add a glass of water along the sides of the pan.
Once the fish is cooked, add a handful of chopped parsley and leave the lid closed.
Serve with slices of fresh bread and enjoy!
The article and the photo shoot of Paolo Palazzi and Diana Palazzi are part of the project “Digital Storytelling series about le Marche” is produced by Motion Lab – laboratory of moving images of the cultural association HOUSE, creative center of artistic excellence in collaboration with Villa Tereze Holiday House.
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