From Georio Locatelli’s ‘Made in Sicily‘, this is the simplest of recipes – great for dinner parties, leaving you free to mingle! This was the main course for the Sicilian Supper Club Night. The recipe serves 8 but can easily be halved.
8 medium potatoes thinly sliced (put in a bowl of water until needed to prevent browning)
48 cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablesp. capers in brine, rinsed
Olive oil and salt & pepper
8 sea bream (cleaned, gutted, de-headed and de-tailed.
250 ml dry white wine
juice of 2 lemons
Chopped parsley & garlic
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Centigrade / Gas 4.
2. In a bowl, mix together the potatoes, tomatoes, capers, olive oil and seasoning, as if you were tossing a salad.
3. Put the mixture into a baking tray, season the fish and place on top. Put into the oven and bake for 5 – 10 minutes (depending on size of bream) then pour the wine over the top and bake for another 15 – 20 minutes.
4. To serve, place the potato and tomato mixture on the centre of the plate and place the fish on top. Scatter over the chopped parsley & garlic and finish with a squeeze of lemon juice.