Posted by: lisetta | August 28, 2009

Branzino

Photo grabbed from About.com

Photo grabbed from About.com

The fish that’s now on every menu: branzino. A simple sea bass, once abundant in Mediterranean waters, is now mostly farm raised (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

While at the restaurant tonight, the guys cooked up a filet that was too small to serve, and offered it to me. Grilled simply with some salt and pepper, drizzled with parsley and oil, this is the perfect summertime meal. Simple flavors, simple pleasures. Chef served it with cauliflower sauteed in butter, a side I have no idea why he continues to serve. It’s tasty and all, but not particularly interesting to sophisticated palates. I’d like the simplicity of the fish to arrive with something a bit more complex. I think the contrast would work well.

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