2/3 lb. ripe tomatoes
1 lb. fish
1 small carrot
1 small celery stalk
1 clove garlic
1 oz. parsley
2 cup olive oil
2 oz. dried mushrooms
1/2 glass dry white wine
How to make the Fish Ragout – Ragù di Pesce:
The most suitable fish for this “ragù di Pesce” (fish Ragù) is an octopus, squid, cuttlefish, prawns, clams, and any fish with firm flesh.
Peel the tomatoes, remove seeds and chop in small pieces. Clean the fish carefully and cut it into strips or small pieces. Prepare a battuto with onion, carrot, celery, garlic, and parsley. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the battuto and mushrooms. Let brown over medium heat until the vegetables begin to get tender. Add the wine.
Add the tomatoes and the rest of the ingredients after the wine evaporated—Cook over shallow heat for about 40 min. Add the fish and cook till done (time varies according to fish used). Stir occasionally, adding spoonfuls of water if the sauce becomes too dry.
Use this sauce with medium spaghetti or linguine.
Regional Recipe from Sicily