Did you know that Italian pasta varieties all originated in different villages in medieval Italy? Through the ages Italians have retained a sense of localism in their dishes that is all about food fresh out of the earth, off the tree, and from the farm.Venetian Sole & Agrodolce by Joanne Cooke
1. Venetian Sole in Agrodolce Sauce
This traditional Venetian sole in agrodolce, is often eaten at the Redentore festival during summer. The sweetness of the sultanas and the onions is the perfect counter point to the sourness of the white wine vinegar, and the tender flesh of the fish, making this perfect for any summer meal. Join Chef Joanne Cooke, as she introduces you to this "Cicchetti" or side dish from Venice, in this Grokker Premium Video.
2. Italian John Dory with Orange and Red Peppercorns
This delicious and lightfish dish combines a balanced mix of herbs with the very unexpected taste of red peppercorns. Made beautiful on the plate by the blood orange, enjoy this classic Venetian favorite and join Joanne Cooke in this Grokker Premium video as you discover her brilliant ciccheti recipes.
3. Sea Bream al Aqua Pazzo
This delicious peche al aqua pazzo, or sea bream in crazy water, is full of flavor and wonderfully light, perfect for dinner on a warm spring evening. Watch Stefano Borella in this Grokker Premium video as he shares some of his favorite recipes from Italy's Amalfi Coast.
4. Sicilian Rolled Sardines
To give the dish it's true Sicilian name "Sarde a beccafico" is a savoury and sweet fish dish that can trace its origins all the way to the start of the second millenium. The freshest sardines are stuffed with a moreish mixture of breadcrumbs, sweet raisins and freshened with a blend of spices that balance off the saltiness of the fish and make this dish an attractive party piece. Join Joanne Cooke in this Grokker Premium video as she shows you the simple steps to recreate this dish in your own home and be sure to check out more of her Sicilian seafood collection.
5. Italian Honey-Baked Salmon With Pistachio Topping
This healthy and easy dish draws upon many important and traditional ingredients of Sicily. Chef Joanne Cooke shares her recipe for baked salmon with honey, orange, breadcrumb and pistachio topping in this Grokker Premium video. While simple to cook, a large salmon filet looks impressive on a platter and feeds a large family or many guests. Chef Joanne suggests pairing this dish with a couscous for a full meal.
6. Sea Bream Crudo
Love sushi? Then you should try Italian crudo, a raw fish antipasto, appetizer or salad. Chef Joanne Cooke show you how to make crudo in this Grokker Premium video, and in her signature style presents a colorful plate of sea bream, pink grapefruit, spinach and olive oil.
7. Easy Frito Misto
This simple and easy Italian appetizer is perfect for entertaining guests or just to enjoy with your family.