2017-07-06 / Life in Leelanau

County Cuisine

Put an Italian twist with sauce on your day’s catch

So you've just hit your limit on the big lake and tied off at the marina. How should you prepare your catch? Try drizzling this Livornese sauce over the top as an alternative to frying or grilling. This light red sauce adds a lot of bright, acidic flavors but doesn't overpower the fish. Ingredients for today's recipe can be purchased at Anderson's Market located in Glen Arbor. Anderson's Market offers a full-service butcher shop, specialty cheeses, fresh produce from local farms, an extensive selection of wine, beer and spirits and a wide range of Michigan made products. Visit them while taking a scenic drive along M-22.

Whitefish Livornese

4 whitefish fillets
2 Tbls olive oil
2 garlic cloves
8 oz kalamata olives
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup parsley, chopped

Recipe: Season whitefish fillets with salt and pepper. Lay fillets on a baking sheet skin side down and broil on high for 6 minutes. Place olive oil in a skillet and heat until just smoking. Add pressed garlic and tomatoes to the skillet. Once the tomatoes start to cook down, add the kalamata olives. Finish with fresh parsley, and pour the sauce over the top of the fish. Serve and enjoy!

County Cuisine Participants: Art's Tavern, Anderson's Market, Big Cat Brewery, The Bluebird, Chimoski's Bakery, La Becasse, Leland Lodge, Little Traverse Inn, Pegtown Station, Trish's Dishes, and Tucker's of Northport.

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