Updated Monday, December 3rd, 2012
Total Time: 25
Yield: 6 servings
Nina Groppo is a member of the Gloucester Fishermen's Wives and a cook so esteemed that when food celebrities such as Sara Moulton and Lidia Bastianich come to town, they visit her kitchen for a taste of real Gloucester cooking. This simple recipe, whole fish cooked in broth, is a classic example of the everyday meals the women prepare at home. (Holidays are another matter--they cook for days.) This recipe originally appeared in the Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Cookbook.
Note: It can be difficult to find local fish this small at your average fish market; whole fish tend to come in larger sizes. Branzino is easier to find, but it's flown in from the Mediterranean--hardly a sustainable choice. If you're not a member of CAFC, you may need to call your fishmonger ahead to order something small and local.
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