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Mario Batali's Eel Livornese

Holiday Eel Livornese Mario Batali
Baked Eel in Spicy Tomato Sauce
skill level
Easy
time
60-120min
servings
4
cost
$
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Livornese is an Italian sauce that combines tomatoes, olives, and capers. In addition to eel, this rich sauce would also work well with a variety of fish and seafood.
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ingredients
  • 2 pounds Eel (filleted and skinned; cut into 4-inch pieces)
  • 2 28-ounce cans San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Red Wine
  • 2 tablespoons Capers
  • 12 Gaeta Olives
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Basil leaves
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  • 1
    2 28-ounce cans San Marzano Tomatoes
    1 cup Red Wine
    2 tablespoons Capers
    12 Gaeta Olives
    1 teaspoon Chili Flakes
    1 teaspoon Oregano
    1/2 teaspoon Salt
    In a heavy bottomed sauce pot, bring to a boil tomatoes, red wine, capers, olives, red pepper, oregano, and salt. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • 2
    2 pounds Eel (filleted and skinned; cut into 4-inch pieces)
    4 Basil leaves
    In a casserole dish, place eel with skin side down and pour tomatoes over it. Cover with foil and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Garnish with basil leaves.
 
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