Porcini Encrusted Whitefish on Mashed Potatoes
with a White Bean Dressing
recipe comes from the web site of Deborah Mele,
Italian Food Forever.
love affair with Italian cooking began almost
30 years ago when I married into a large Italian
family, overflowing with talented cooks. Throughout
the early years of my marriage, I had the opportunity
to learn the basics of Italian cuisine, and to
perfect traditional family recipes."
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recipe is as pretty as it is delicious. Dried
porcini are ground into a powder that is used
to coat the fish fillets. They are served on a
bed of mashed potatoes and topped with a white
bean and vegetable dressing which brings the flavors
Pounds Grouper Fillets (or other white meaty
1 Cup Dried Porcini Mushrooms
2 Tablespoons Oil
1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Carrots
1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Onion
1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Celery
1/2 Tomato, Diced into 1/2 Inch Cubes (remove
the seeds and core)
1 (16oz) Can White Beans, drained
1/4 Cup Parsley, finely chopped
1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
2 Tablespoons White Balsamic Vinegar (or other
Salt and Pepper to taste
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3 Cups prepared Mashed Potatoes (I Prefer Yukon
Gold for flavor) kept warm
the dried porcini in a food processor or blender
and pulse until you have a fine powder. Roll
each fish fillet in the powdered mushrooms until
the oven to 400ºF.
a frying pan, heat the two tablespoons of oil
until hot. Sear the fish fillets on each side
for a couple of minutes until golden.
in a baking dish and bake for about 15 - 20
the fish is cooking, heat the 4 tablespoons
of oil in a pan, and sauté the carrots,
celery and onions until tender.
from the heat, and add the diced tomatoes, beans,
olive oil, parsley and vinegar. Season with
salt and pepper to taste. Keep warm.
the fillets are cooked, serve each on a bed
of mashed potatoes, and then spoon some of the
white bean mixture on top. Serve immediately.
overcook your seafood. The fillets should remain
moist, but flake easily with a fork.
Italian Food Forever
Chi Mangia Bene, Mangia Italiano
(Those Who Eat Well, Eat Italian)
Deborah Mele, Italian Food Forever