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Sep 11, 2008 10:56 AM

Tilapia Marechiara?

I had a dish at a local place that was tilapia with marechiara sauce and I can't stop thinking about it. I want to make it at home, but I'm not having any luck finding a recipe anywhere. Anyone have any ideas? I know it has garlic, tomatoes and white wine in it, but I'm not sure if there are any other spices.

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  1. the sauce is made with xvoo,garlic,clam juice,a touch of tomato sauce,parsley so broil your fish put your desired herbs and seasonings add some white wine and then once it is cooked add the sauce good luck

      1. i've seen various interpretations, so play around with the proportions to your taste. for a 14-oz can of tomatoes, i'd use 3-4 Tbsp of olive oil, 2 cloves of garlic, maybe 1/4 cup white wine and 1/2 cup clam juice or stock.

        clam juice or fish stock
        white wine
        chopped fresh or crushed canned tomatoes (preferably San Marzano)
        salt & pepper
        pinch of hot pepper flakes (optional)
        fresh basil or oregano
        fresh parsley

        slice garlic and saute in olive oil (some people fortify it with a bit of butter as well) for a couple of minutes until lightly golden. add wine & clam juice or stock & bring to a simmer, cook until reduced by about one-third. add tomatoes, basil or oregano, salt & pepper (and optional pepper flakes if using), and simmer for about 5 minutes. finish with fresh parsley & serve.

        BTW, the pairing with tilapia strikes me as somewhat odd since the recipe originated in Naples [i think]. try it with other fish & shellfish. it's often served with cod, clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari, salmon, can also add sliced olives if you like them.