Eating fish in the summer is a real must. Grilled, fried, baked and raw, that's all we want to find on the laid table, but …
The but in question is the price. Which raises the bill for the restaurant and the dinner shopping. In the kitchen, however, experience, information and a bit of organization are ingredients that make every dream possible. Also that of prepare three fish courses with a small budget!
For the appetizer: the mussels
These shellfish are rich, meaty and tasty and much cheaper of other foods usually chosen as an appetizer for fish dinners. Especially if served with the classic impepata accompanied by a toast of toasted bread for each diner they will allow us to start our cheap dinner with a large plate at a small price.
Once purchased, leave them to soak in cold water for a few minutes, clean them by scratching them with a straw and firmly grasp the protruding filament (byssus) pulling it upwards. Now you can proceed with the preparation of the most classic of the impepate or try something new with these recipes.
The first course: sardines
The traditional Sicilian recipe of the pasta with sardines is the perfect example of resource optimization. A fish rich in vitamins, mineral salts and omega 3 and capable of transforming every first course into a real (economic) dive into the bluest sea. Here are some ideas for cooking them.
The second: mackerel
One of the cheapest fish on the market is mackerel. Tasty and consistent, it is also rich in omega 3. Why not choose it to prepare a tasty second course? Sara delicious grilled, baked, salt and baked. But not only. Here is a collection of perfect recipes to enhance the flavor.