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gc Jul 29, 2004 10:59 AM

Saw this on a menu last week in CT, had never seen it before. Is this a previously unheralded fish, a newly discovered fish, or a renamed-to-be-more-appetizing fish (like "Chilean sea bass")?

  1. Perilagu Khan Apr 2, 2013 02:01 PM

    Well, regardless of how you spell it, the name of the fish is appetizing. Unlike, let's say, swai.

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      rosehip Apr 2, 2013 11:09 AM

      Branzino (plural branzini) - small mediterrean sea bass. We make it "al sale." Put some rosemary & garlic inside the whole, cleaned fish. CAREFULLY close the belly (I put a strip of tin foil just inside the opening of the belly) to prevent salt getting. Cover it completely in very coarse sea salt - it's "sale grosso" in Italian, and much bigger crystals than what is typically sold in the US as "coarse" sea salt. Then roast it. I'm terrible at giving temp & duration instructions, but I'm guessing ~400 degrees for ~half hour or so. I just usually cook "until done." Fillet it, and dress with some lemon juice & good olive oil.

      1. mcf Apr 1, 2013 08:46 AM

        It's a small sea bass. Very good roasted whole.

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          jpr54_1 Apr 1, 2013 09:04 AM

          how do u make it?

          1. re: jpr54_1
            mcf Apr 1, 2013 09:18 AM

            I don't, I order it in restaurants though, it's very good. Here are some suggestions online: https://www.google.com/search?q=pan+r...

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          ferret Apr 1, 2013 07:34 AM

          It's "Branzino."

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            jpr54_1 Apr 1, 2013 08:02 AM

            my mistake

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              thimes Apr 1, 2013 09:23 AM

              one branzino
              two branzini

              1. re: thimes
                jpr54_1 Apr 1, 2013 09:26 AM

                that makes sense-
                I speak French and Yiddish

              2. re: ferret
                greygarious Apr 1, 2013 03:07 PM

                Bronzini is an accepted spelling for the plural form of this fish: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronzini...

              3. jpr54_1 Apr 1, 2013 07:28 AM

                I bought a small whole one this morning at Whole Foods?
                any suggestions for preparing?

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                  jpr54_1 Apr 1, 2013 03:36 PM

                  I made the fish for dinner tonite-
                  modified recipe from Jerusalem

                  meyer lemon juice and rind
                  vidalia onion
                  harissa
                  rosewater/rosebuds
                  olive oil
                  s/p

                  1. re: jpr54_1
                    mcf Apr 1, 2013 03:53 PM

                    And????... how was it?

                    1. re: mcf
                      jpr54_1 Apr 2, 2013 05:11 AM

                      it was delicious-l will make it again

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