fresh fish for sale in the old market, Bologna, Italy

We’ve been including more and more fish and meatless recipes into our cuisine at home in the last few years.  How about you?

Oh I know that I’m probably making some carnivores seething mad at the sound of that . .  . but truth be told, being a beefeater Midwesterner where the cows grow fat and large, . . . I do know and understand the research which states that:  too much red meat increases our levels of cholesterol and chances of heart disease.

This was not welcoming research from my university alma mater to declare about one of it’s state’s primary industries (beef)!

I know that my midwestern, beef-loving, NO, beef-craving family does NOT want to hear those words of nutrition-wisdom.

Heck, how do you think we, Italians have felt for years about the anti-carb trend . . . that includes, uh-hum, our dearly, beloved pasta!  

Talk about deprivation!  I could eliminate beef FAR before I could ever cut out pasta from my kitchen any day!  So I guess that leaves us with the question:  What is it that we can cut out and live without?

Well, I admit, I can live without beef for sure!

Living without pork . . . that’s an entirely different issue!

It truly stinks, in fact, to know that what we love so dearly, is really so BAD for us in ‘large quantities’.

SO ENTER the opposite protein please:  FISH! 

I am sharing some absolutely, AMAZINGLY delicious recipes that I prepare for my cherished family and friends.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as we do!








 Encrusted Ahi Tuna

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