Day old bread and soft tomatoes get a new delicious life and make for a great make-ahead dish. Another variation of Insalata di Pane, a venerable Italian classic.
French Puy lentils or their counterparts, the Italian Castelluccio lentils, are considered by many the best. They are smaller and firmer than the brown lentils and the choice in dishes where the lentils need to keep their shape like salads and side dishes. This simple dish is elevated by the piquant spices “a la marocaine”.
Having lived in Germany for a while I encountered many variations of this traditional dish.This one is the favorite of mine and always a “hit” to bring and share at parties and BBQs. Some details to watch: Use Golden Yukon potatoes, not baking potatoes, like Idaho or Russet and do not slice them too thin.
A quick Spanish recipe that presents beautifully. If I am pressed for time I use good quality roasted red peppers in a jar rather than roasting them myself. The result is quite similar. Monkfish flesh is covered with a gray membrane that needs to be removed as it shrinks when cooked and looks unpleasant in contrast to the whiteness of the fish.