Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Bite with Belkys: Mediterranean Branzino from Timo Restaurant & Bar
Who says fish has to be boring? Tonight, one local chef showing us how to make a scrumptious dish. Let's grab a Bite with Belkys.
The Chef: Tim Andriola
The Restaurant: Timo Restaurant & Bar
The Dish: Mediterranean Branzino
2 Tbs of soft butter
zest of 2 lemons
1 cup of basil, chopped fine
10 pieces of asparagus, peeled
2 branzino fillets (fish)
2 oz. of white wine
salt, to taste
1 piece of parchment paper 16 x 24
Method of Preparation:
-Start by making a compound butter. In a bowl, combine butter, grated lemon zest, salt and chopped basil. Then, cover the compound butter in plastic wrap and let it harden in the fridge.
-Next, blanch some asparagus in salted water and then, transfer it to an ice bath. Also, blanch a tomato and place it in the ice bath. After a few minutes, peel the skin from the tomato and slice it.
-Now, brush some butter on a sheet of parchment paper. On the parchment paper, place the blanched asparagus, a little salt, the fish, a little more salt, the tomato slices, a piece of the compound butter, white wine and close it up.
-Bake the branzino in a 375 degree oven for about eight to ten minutes.
Serve the fish inside the papillote.
Serving Suggestion: Chardonnay
Take a copy of the recipe to the restaurant and receive complimentary glass of white wine. (valid for one week from air date)
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Timo Restaurant & Bar
17624 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles, FL 33160