Snapper all’acqua pazza


This is a version of the simple fishermen's classic where fish or seafood is poached in "crazy water", so-called because the colour of the poaching liquid reminded them of peasants' homemade wine.

You'll need

60 ml (¼ cup) extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 tsp dried chilli flakes 18 cherry tomatoes on the vine (about 3 trusses) 350 ml dry white wine 2 small snapper (about 400gm each) 300 gm clams, scrubbed 1 cup (loosely packed) flat-leaf parsley, coarsely torn To serve: crusty bread

Method

  • 01
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and fry until starting to soften (1-2 minutes). Add chilli, stir to combine, then add tomatoes, wine and 150ml water. Bring to the simmer, add fish and season to taste. Cover and simmer until just cooked through (15-20 minutes).
  • 02
  • Add clams, stir to combine, cover and cook until clams open (2-3 minutes). Season to taste, drizzle with extra olive oil, scatter with parsley and serve hot with bread.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
The Gourmet Traveller podcast

Each fortnight we round up the most interesting characters from the food world for your listening pleasure. We chat to chefs, cooks, authors, bar tenders and baristas - anyone who has something new and interesting to say about the way we like to eat and drink.

Listen
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people

Drink Suggestion

Dry vermentino.

Featured in

Mar 2015

You might also like...

Autumn recipes

recipes

Tempered chocolate

Braising recipes

recipes

Chocolate cremeux with caramel

Italian recipes

recipes

O Tama Carey's pipis with bay leaves and gentle curry sauce

Fast autumn recipes

recipes

Lamb with orzo and olives

Chocolate recipes

recipes

Braised chicken with mushrooms

Apple recipes

recipes

Roast trout with green lentil and warm bacon dressing

Autumn vegetarian recipes

recipes

O Tama Carey's fresh kefir curd with kithul, roasted coconut and apple

Almond recipes

recipes

conversion tool