Eating well, the way Italians do
I do a fair bit of fishing back home in Italy, not in the sea, in a lake. What we catch depends on the season.
We catch persico (perch). They don’t get very big but they are enough. We fish from the shore with a rod.
But the best fish I ever caught was near my town, up in the north of Italy, where I caught I huge branzino (European seabass).
We out early in the morning and travelled about 20 minutes to the lake.
It felt very great to me when I got this fish on the line.
It was very exciting. It took about five minutes to get it in. I had to ask my father for advice on what to do. I was the first time I had a fish of that size and it was a bit tricky, it was very angry.
But we got it to shore and I was very happy, very proud.
I went to my mother and said ‘look what I have caught’.
They are very good to eat. We made it in the oven with some rosemary and extra virign oil, it was amazing. And potatoes, very simple, very tasty.
And of course white wine to go with that. It was a verdicchio, very fruity, very tasty.