A typical dish of Lake Como, tasty and rich that contains flavors and traditions of Lombardy
 
SEARCH IN AN AREA

Recipe: perch rice from Menaggio

Recipe: perch rice from Menaggio

If you are looking for a unique, rich and tasty dish, this rice with perch is what you are looking for. This risotto, of simple preparation, typical of the village of Menaggio and the nearby lake areas, contains the flavors and the tradition of Lombardy: on one hand for the presence of risotto, a true representative of the cuisine of this region, on the other for the perch of lake, breaded and fried. The perch of the lake is a widespread fish in the Lake of Como, in the Ceresio and in other lakes of the Brianza area. The perch of the lake, unlike the pink perch, is not really easy to find in all fish shops, so if you do not find this quality of fish, we recommend alternatives with soft and delicate meat. This traditional dish was prepared on feast days and today, thanks to its taste and its typicality, has reached even more important kitchens.

Ingredients

For 4 persons

  • 5 perch
  • 100 gr. of butter
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 onion
  • Sage
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 400 gr of rice
  • 100 gr of white flour
  • 1 lemon
  • little minced parsley
  • salt

Method

Let's start by threading the fish, keeping bones and heads aside. Prepare the broth by adding to the water, the vegetables, the bones and the heads of the filleted fish. Once ready, filter the broth that we will use for cooking rice. In a saucepan, toast the rice, blend it with the white wine and pour over the broth, more than twice its volume. Cook the rice for 20 minutes, stirring it at the first boils and lowering the flame after covering the pot. During the cooking of the rice, flour the fish fillets  and fry them in butter and sage.

Once the rice is ready, serve it in the dishes and pour over the melted butter used to fry the fillets. Finish the dish by placing the fried fillets on top and sprinkle with lemon and parsley.
In combination with this dish we recommend a dry Lombard white with an acidic vein, like a Franciacorta.

...Good appetite!

Main picture by Denis Bulichenko - routes.tips

By Redazione
COMMENTS :

Events in Menaggio

  • Saint Stephen - Patron Saint
    26-12-2020 | Menaggio (CO)
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2020-12-26 2020-12-26 Europe/Rome Saint Stephen - Patron Saint Patronal feast Menaggio

    Patronal feast

    Village of Menaggio


Related News

Recipe: Umbrian cheese cake
Recipe: Umbrian cheese cake
A soft Umbrian rustic to be prepared during Holy Week and to be enjoyed on Easter day, formerly brought to church to be blessed
By Redazione
The Easter panettone: La Pasimata della Garfagnana
The Easter panettone: La Pasimata della Garfagnana
An Easter cake typical of the city of Lucca and its surroundings. The pasimata della Garfagnana is characterized by the presence of raisins
By Redazione
Recipe: Potato pitta
Recipe: Potato pitta
The pizzaiola potato pitta is a typical Salento dish suitable for a dinner or an appetizer, to be enjoyed both hot and cold
By Redazione
Lombardy to taste: some of the typical traditional dishes in the most beautiful villages
Lombardy to taste: some of the typical traditional dishes in the most beautiful villages
The historic villages of Lombardy perfectly preserve the food and wine traditions of the area, thanks to the expert hands of the housewives who have been able to pass on the secrets of the oldest cuisine in this region.
By Redazione
Recipe: Stuffed Eggplants
Recipe: Stuffed Eggplants
A typical, simple and tasty dish of Calabrian cuisine that cannot be missed during Sunday lunch or during the holidays
By Redazione
Recipe: the Panficato of Giglio Castello
Recipe: the Panficato of Giglio Castello
Disciple of the Sienese panforte, the panficato is the typical dessert of Giglio Castello which is prepared with dried figs and walnuts and many other typical products of the island
By Redazione

Most read articles of the month

Recipe: Potato pitta
Recipe: Potato pitta
The pizzaiola potato pitta is a typical Salento dish suitable for a dinner or an appetizer, to be enjoyed both hot and cold
By Redazione
The Easter panettone: La Pasimata della Garfagnana
The Easter panettone: La Pasimata della Garfagnana
An Easter cake typical of the city of Lucca and its surroundings. The pasimata della Garfagnana is characterized by the presence of raisins
By Redazione
Lombardy to taste: some of the typical traditional dishes in the most beautiful villages
Lombardy to taste: some of the typical traditional dishes in the most beautiful villages
The historic villages of Lombardy perfectly preserve the food and wine traditions of the area, thanks to the expert hands of the housewives who have been able to pass on the secrets of the oldest cuisine in this region.
By Redazione
Recipe: Umbrian cheese cake
Recipe: Umbrian cheese cake
A soft Umbrian rustic to be prepared during Holy Week and to be enjoyed on Easter day, formerly brought to church to be blessed
By Redazione
e-borghi travel - la rivista per chi ama viaggiare tra borghi e turismo slow

Read e-borghi travel for free, your new travel magazine

With the patronage of