Pesce Stocco is an ancient Sicilian recipe that dates back to Norman times when Northern Europeans conquered Sicily and influenced their culture, landscape and cuisine. Pesce Stocco uses stockfish which is fish typical from Scandinavia.
Vitina met Teresa in Messina who showed her how to make a lighter & healthier version of this popular dish. She calls it a 'one pot fish dish!' You can also use a different type of fish just be sure that it's a meaty fish or you'll find that the fish cooks quicker than the potatoes. You know this dish is ready when the potatoes are soft.
Ingredients (serves 6-8)
2 lb Stock Fish - cleaned & skinned
1 lb potatoes - peeled & cubed
2 stalks celery - sliced
1 onion - sliced
handful of sliced green olives & capers
2 jars Papa Vince tomato sauce
Papa Vince Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Papa Vince Sea Salt, black pepper & red pepper flakes
Teresa made this dish with 2 layers, you could also use a larger one layer dish, you just need to bare this in mind when adding the ingredients.
Pour a generous amount of Papa Vince EVOO into a large pot. Use half the ingredients only on the first layer. Add celery, olives, capers and onions on the bottom of the pan and cover with a small amount of tomato sauce. Add a layer of fish to the pot and more tomato sauce. Season with Papa Vince Sea Salt, black pepper & just a pinch of red pepper flakes. Add more Papa Vince EVOO. Make your second layer and finish with tomato sauce and EVOO.
Put the lid on the pot and put it on the stove on a medium flame for 30-40 minutes. Keep checking & stirring the dish & add more EVOO if necessary. Teresa likes to use a lot of Extra Virgin Olive Oil because it adds more flavor to the food & because her husband likes it that way! You know the dish is ready when the potatoes are soft and tender.
This is a recipe that was shared by one of our loyal Papa Vince customers. They joined us on our Olive Harvest Tour in Sicily last year and came back with a love in their hearts for Sicily and all things Papa Vince.
We love our customers to share their healthy recipe ideas with us and we can't wait to try this dish ourselves, what better combination than chicken, spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms.
We met Teresa in Messina who invited us into her beautiful Italian home & showed us how to make some of her favorite family recipes. This Linguine recipe is one that she started making just to get creative in the kitchen. The combination of the anchovies and the omega 9 fatty acids in the Extra Virgin Olive Oil make this a health boosting recipe. If you're concerned about the linguine and want a more nutritious option, why not use Papa Vince Tumminia Pasta which is made with ancient grain and contains 6 times more fiber than regular pasta.