Croaker on Zucchini Cream

Rest assured, we are not talking about the shadow projected by a small object, do not do the same face that I did when my fishmonger of confidence has proposed to me… is a fish with a very delicate and valuable meat, similar to grouper and therefore not It is better to cover the flavor too much with the ingredients. Better a simple preparation that exalts the qualities. I wanted to leave it to the natural with the addition of a delicate cream and some tomato confit. Guaranteed Success! We see the steps necessary to prepare this fish.

Ingredients for 4 people:


1 Croaker of 2 Kg
10 cherry tomatoes
3 Genoese zucchini
15 Fresh mint leaves
Salt, pepper and E.V.O. oil Taste



The first preparation for this dish, is the baking of confit tomatoes for which I refer you to the recipe published time ago. Nothing complicated, just a little patience and will be ready for use. While the tomatoes cook, we wash and cut the zucchini in chunks and let them soak in a pot full of water, light the fire and let them cook for 10 '. After the expected time, zucchini should be soft. We drain by holding a little water and trasferiamole in a container. Add a tablespoon of oil, salt and pepper and 4 mint leaves. With the help of an immersion blender, we emulsify our cream until it is smooth and dense. If necessary, add some cooking water. Let's fix salt and pepper and put it aside.



When the tomatoes are ready, sforniamoli and Preriscaldiamo the oven to 250 ° then lay the slices of croaker on the same paper used to prepare the tomatoes confit, climb and pepper the slices, cover the pan with the foil and we supply for 40 ' Taking care, after half the time, to turn the slices of fish to get a uniform cooking. After the cooking time, bake, check the cooking and prepare for serve.

Tips for mise en place:


For this range, the ideal is a white plate that makes the colors of the ingredients stand out. At the base of the dish we put two tablespoons of zucchini cream trying to give a shape similar to the slice that we are going to lay on top, put this we complete the dish with confit tomatoes and some fresh mint leaves on top of the fish.

Enjoy your meal!!!!!

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