Hvar Recipes: Brudet

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Some tips on how to prepare a Hvar favourite, brodet.

Hvar’s menu is heavily influenced by the treasures of the sea, and one of the more traditional dishes is the Dalmatian favourite, brudet. Here is what you need, courtesty of Seven Billion Stories and Counting, including a great step-by-step video in English, whereas a Croatian language version is available below. 

1.5kg fish (eel, rockling, scampi, coral trout, rock flathead)
10 mussels
1 large brown onion
20 cloves garlic
100ml extra virgin olive oil
100ml white wine
½ bunch of parsley
5 tbsp finely chopped tomatoes
10 cherry tomatoes
½ lemon
500ml fish stock or water

And here’s what you do…

Marinate fish in olive oil, garlic, parsley and lemon juice for a few hours.

In a heavy based pot or clay pot sauté garlic in good olive oil, adding onion after few seconds.

When onion is lightly coloured add, chopped tomatoes and cook for a minute.

Add wine and cook until it loses its acidity.

Season every piece of fish with salt and pepper. Place into the pot and mix well, adding fish stock to just cover fish.

Cook rapidly over high heat. Do not stir but carefully shake the pot to avoid breaking the fish.

Cook for 20 minutes, adding mussels and cherry tomato 5 minutes before it’s done.

Take the brodet off the stove and serve with soft polenta.

Serve garnished with parsley.

For more Croatian recipes, check out their site.


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