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Olive Sauce - (For a Little Fish with Polenta)

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Category: Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Whole Little fish; rubbed
  • -with oil, and seasoned with
  • -Emeril's Essence, see *
  • -Note
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 1/2 c Minced onions
  • 3 c Peeled; seeded, chopped
  • -Italian plum tomatoes
  • 2 tb Minced garlic
  • 8 Anchovy fillets; pasted
  • 1/2 c Spanish olives
  • 1/2 c Imported black olives
  • 1/2 c White wine
  • Salt; to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper;
  • -to taste
  • 1 c Soft polenta; warm
  • 2 tb Chiffonade of basil
  • 1 tb Brunoise red peppers


* Note: See the "Emeril's Essence Information" recipe which is included in
this collection.

Preheat the grill. Score the fish and grill until cooked through.

In a saute pan, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, saute the onions
until wilted, about 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes and continue to saute
for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the anchovies,
olives and white wine. Season with salt and black pepper. Bring the sauce
up to a simmer and remove from the heat. Pour the sauce into a blender and
puree until smooth. Check the seasonings.

Mound the polenta in the center of the platter. Lay the fish on top of the
polenta. Spoon the sauce over the fish and around the rim. Garnish with
basil and peppers.

This recipe serves 1 and yields about 3 cups of sauce.

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