08/07/13 Crab and Tomato Tidbits

"Una mela al giorno toglie il medico di torno." (An apple a day keeps the doctor away.) Welcome to another recipe edition from Angela's Organic Oregano Farm!

This week's Italian recipes:
  -Cucumbers with Olives
  -Crab and Tomato Tidbits
  -Baked Marinated Sea Bass

"Buona sera!" Thank you for reading your new Italian recipes. I look forward to connecting further in the coming days.

Thanks again for reading!

Yours Truly,              
Angela Reina       

 Recipe: Cucumbers with Olives

Cucumbers with Olives
Cetrioli Alle Olive


2 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
20 black olives, stoned and quartered
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon lemon juice, strained


Place the cucumber slices in a colander.

Sprinkle with salt and leave to drain for about 30 minutes.

Rinse, drain, pat dry and put in a salad bowl.

Sprinkle with the dill and drizzle with the olive oil and lemon juice.

Add the olives.

Season with salt if necessary and toss.

Leave to stand for a few minutes, then serve. Serves 4.

That's it!

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 Recipe: Crab and Tomato Tidbits

Crab and Tomato Tidbits
Bocconcini di Granchio e Pomodori


9 oz (250 grams) white crab meat, drained if canned
12 red cherry tomatoes
3 tablespoons Mayonnaise
Salt and pepper
12 black olives, to garnish


Slice off the tops of the tomatoes and scoop out some of the pulp.

Sprinkle the insides with salt and place them upside down on kitchen paper to drain.

Mix the crab meat with the mayonnaise in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.

Fill the tomatoes with the crab mixture and garnish with the olives. Serves 4.

That's it!

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 Recipe: Baked Marinated Sea Bass

Baked Marinated Sea Bass
Branzino Marinato Al Forno


2 and 1/4 lb (1 kg) sea bass
1 onion, thinly sliced
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 bay leaf
1 fresh thyme sprig
1 fresh flat-leaf parsley sprig
Salt and pepper


Trim the spines, scale and clean the sea bass.

Pour the olive oil into a dish and add the onion, thyme, parsley and bay leaf.

Place the fish in the dish, turning to coat, and leave to marinate, turning occasionally, for about an hour.

Preheat the oven to 200?C (400?F) Gas Mark 6.

Remove and discard the herbs.

Transfer the fish to a roasting tin or ovenproof dish.

Season with salt and pepper and brush with some of the marinade.

Bake, basting occasionally with the marinade, for about 20 minutes.

Serve with boiled or steamed vegetables. Serves 4.

That's it!

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"Only In Italy" is a daily news column that translates & reports on funny but true news items from legitimate Italian news resources in Italy. Each story is slapped with our wild, often ironic, and sometimes rather opinionated comments. And now, for your reading pleasure, a sample of today's edition:

30 Phoney Invalids Arrested In Naples

Naples - March 01, 2012 - Italian police on Thursday arrested 30 people in Naples accused of claiming false invalidity benefits since 2004 to the tune of more than four million euros.

Police said another 47 people were under investigation in the case.

Judges have ordered assets of the alleged culprits to be seized to help pay back the money.  

Eh?! Just 30? What a "cazzata"! It can't be!
Add a couple of zeros and you'll still be way off!

And to have gotten away with this since 2004? What's going on here? The Naples police crack teams don't know how this monkey business starts? You get one Napolitano who cashes in on the benefits, brags to everyone on his street and before you know it, a mysterious endemic breaks out among a dozen Napolitani.

"'Fanculo", you could throw a rock and hit 7 deaf, blind and cripple suspects. That's Napolitana reality, folks.

Example: A fat Napolitano who claims to be blind does not make sense.
He's blind...but he's finding his way to the refrigerator and cooking the 5 course Napolitani meals. Come on, your honor, it's easy to see right through them. Instead of his nose growing, his stomach grew. Sort of like Pinocchio gone haywire.

Most of these Napolitani who are convicted for crimes are guilty of something. Yes, sometimes, we convict them for the wrong crimes but, "porca Eva", believe us. They're guilty of something!

You're not going to find the Napolitano Ironside here where someone confesses:
Suspect: "Per favore, please, I swear I did not commit this crime."
Ironside: "Yes, but you committed plenty of other crimes, didn't you?"
Suspect: "Well, 'si'...you got me there.

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