This time I made an easy Zuppa di Pesce with wild-caught Haddock, which I had on hand, and a product new to me: Pomi Tomatoes, a product of Italy.
I received samples of this product, and, before even receiving and tasting the tomatoes, I knew that they would taste better than canned tomatoes. Despite any high-quality ingredients I use in my recipes, when I use canned tomatoes, there is always the risk that a "canned" taste, along with the taste of additives, will affect the result.
Here is the list of ingredients for Pomi Chopped Tomatoes: tomatoes. That's right, just tomatoes. No extra salt or water, no preservatives, no color--not even citric acid. The same ingredient is in the Strained Tomatoes. Pomi tomatoes don't require refrigeration before they're opened. And, best of all, there is no need for a can opener.
This Easy Zuppa di Pesce includes only fish--in this case, haddock. Sliced onions, green peppers, red peppers, garlic, and shallots provide a flavorful base. Vacuum-packed Pomi Tomatoes are a good-as-fresh addition to the soup and is a product I will gladly purchase in the future.
Recipe: Easy Zuppa di Pesce (Serves Four)
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 medium yellow onion, halved and sliced thinly
1 medium green pepper, sliced thinly
1 medium red pepper, sliced thinly
1 small shallot, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 26.46 (750 g) box Pomi Chopped Tomatoes
2 tablespoons capers
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1-inch piece of fresh lemon grass, sliced thinly
3 cups packaged seafood stock
2 pounds boneless Haddock fillets, cut into two-inch chunks
Cracked white pepper (to taste)
2 sprigs fresh dill
Fresh Italian parsley, basil, or more dill for garnishing
|I photographed my husband's hand pouring Pomi tomatoes.|
- Heat olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat until oil shimmers.
- Add sliced onion, green peppers, red peppers, and shallot to oil and saute until translucent.
- Add garlic to onions and peppers and saute about 30 seconds. Do not allow garlic to brown or burn.
- Pour in box of Pomi Chopped Tomatoes
- Add capers, white wine vinegar, and salt.
- Simmer ingredients for 15 minutes on low heat, then pour in fish stock and stir.
- Add Haddock fillets and cracked pepper. Cover and cook on medium low heat for 15 minutes.
- Taste soup and adjust seasoning, if needed.
- Cut fresh dill into soup just before serving and garnish with parsley, basil, or dill.
Disclosure: I received samples of Pomi Tomatoes, which influenced the topic of this post.