I remember my Mother-in-law saying what a good cook Aunt Marcel was. I found several recipes I want to share with my daughters as they get more interested in cooking so they can make some old family recipes for their Dad.
We got Albacore in the SLO Veg shipment this week, freshly caught in our local waters. It is perfect for baking and smothering in a tomato-based sauce such as this one submitted to the cookbook by Aunt Marcel. The albacore is firm and bakes through without drying out, plus there are no little bones to worry about. The sauce is simply onions, garlic, tomatoes with rosemary and thyme for seasoning. I coated the fish with olive oil and sprinkled it with lemon pepper and coarse salt. Then I baked it in a ramekin for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, I sauteed the onions, added in chopped garlic and diced tomatoes and let it cook down for about 15 minutes. I seasoned the sauce with salt and pepper, then topped the fish with a generous ladle-full just after it came out of the oven and served it in the ramekin. I paired the fish with sauteed buttered carrots with parsley and green onions.
|Marcel Raminha's Portuguese tomato sauce is great on fish|
|Fish is seasoned and ready to bake in the oven for 25 min at 350 degrees|