Here’s a unique way to cook a meal. Our friend Roberta, who lives in Liguria, Italy posted this on Facebook over the summer and we had to try it. We love fish, love the summer vegetables, and it all gets marinated in olive oil and Italian spices to create a flavorful and healthy dish. Truth be told, it’s made with fresh tuna and Marco is not a big fan of tuna but was game for trying it this fun way.
First, cut the ingredients into bite sized pieces:
Then, they are all put into 17 ounce canning jars (one per person) with olive oil, a bit of water, and all the spices you want. We used salt, Provence spices and garlic, but you can find your own combination.
The weird part comes now with the use of some clean socks so that the jars are lowered into the boiling water for cooking and avoid breaking. We boiled for 20 minutes, but next time will reduce it to 15 minutes so that the tuna is rarer. The cooking time will also change based on the fish you are cooking: salmon or swordfish.
Empty each jar into a serving plate and voilà, ready to enjoy! A nice recipe for those who follow the Mediterranean diet that I often talk about here.