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red mullet

One of Italy's most popular sea fish. Usually just grilled, they're small, bony and carry a whiff of iodine, but fabulously tasty just the same.

triglie all'imperatrice: cooked with tomatoes, cream, onions, capers, white wine and brandy

triglie alla veneziana or alla veneta—or for that matter alla genovese or alla livornese: as with so many other dishes, this can mean whatever a Venetian or Genovese or Livornese cook says it means.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Charbel Akhras