Keep it natural, baby.
Dorade—known by many names: orata in Italy, daurade in France and sea bream in the United States—is a white fish treasured for its flaky, tender texture and light, clean flavor of the sea.
To make this delicacy, the folks at IASA—one of our favorite Italian fish producers—start with sustainably-farmed dorade. The fish is gently steamed, and then hand-packed in cans with water, salt and a touch of lemon. This recipe reflects the tradition of restaurants along the Amalfi coast which serve the fillets simply with salads, sliced tomatoes, potatoes, and a generous drizzle of flavorful Italian extra virgin olive oil.
IASA's Mediterranean Dorade is stunning straight out of the tin. It elevates any salad you put it on (try substituting it for tuna in a classic Niçoise salad). Or use to make an easy yet elegant appetizer. Serve on top of crostini alongside glasses of crisp white wine like Verdicchio or Vinho Verde.
Katie and Denny
Your friendly neighborhood wine shop, focused on small production, organic and biodynamic, natural wines. Connect with us on Instagram for suggestions on your next bottle and to follow along in our downtown Lafayette wine journey.
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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