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Early & Easy Holiday Recipes & the NBC TV !10 Show

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Tomorrow’s  menu I will be cooking on the NBC-TV !10 show at 11 AM is Cod in Acqua Pazza (Cod in crazy water) and   ‘Gatto” or what I like to refer to  as a  ‘heavenly version of mashed potatoes’…once hooked on this dish, regular mashed potatoes will be too plain and ordinary. This is a true Neapolitan dish. And both recipes are from my latest book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions-2nd edition. Gatto is on page 103  of the book, but Cod in Acqua Pazza is below and see me cook it tomorrow  (see you tomorrow on the!10 Show on NBC-TV at 11AM.

Recipe for Cod in Acqua Pazza (Crazy Water)

Cod (Merluzzo) in AcquaPazza (Crazy Water) (for 2 people)

*Codfish > (fresh or fresh frozen) 1/2 pound divided into 2-3 pieces

*4 (fresh, red, ripe) medium size plum tomatoes or canned San Marzano  tomatoes (3 or 4 without the tomato juice) 

*2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

*2 garlic cloves

*1/2 t o3/4 cup dry white wine (or water) ‘

*3 tablespoons fresh chopped or torn parsley pinch of red hot

pepperoncino (red pepper )-optional

*2 thick slices of crusty bread-place under broiler till golden

Place in saute pan- olive oil, garlic saute for 1 minute, then tomatoes > fish, parsley and wine. Then cook 10-15 minutes or until fish is cooked.  Serve cod on top of bread slices and pour sauce on top. Garnnish with  fresh parsley on side.


  1. One of our favourtie recipes of all time, have it at least once a week. A great way to serve fish.

    October 22, 2010
    • Mine too! So easy and quick, but delicious and healthy too!

      October 22, 2010

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