A fish soup that is not just a soup. The Boreto a la Graisana is a typical dish, delicious and spicy that enhances the flavor of the fish
 
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Recipe: the Boreto a la Graisana of the village of Grado

Recipe: the Boreto a la Graisana of the village of Grado

The Boreto a la Graisana is one of the most characteristic dishes of the village of Grado, in the province of Gorizia, Italy. With an ancient history and the easy preparation, this particular fish broth has an unmistakable taste that encloses the history of the whole city and its love for the sea.

This dish, poor in the tradition of fishermen, who used the unsold fish to prepare it, is not really a real soup or a broth as it is known in other parts of Italy, but almost a thick sauce that does not need of any garnish, if not, as tradition dictates, white polenta.

The main dish of the festival of the same name, which you will be able to experience in fall, during which the local restaurants will try out various variations of the traditional recipe. So much is the passion and the attachment to this dish that the inhabitants of the village say "Fà al boreto ze un’arte… e l’arte ze de i artisti, e artisti no se deventa, se nasse." - "To prepare the Boreto is an art... and the art is of the artists, and you cannot become an artist, you must be born an artist". But let's see how the Boreto a la Graisana is prepared.

Ingredients

For 2 people

  • 600 grams of turbot
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 50 ml of oil
  • Coarse salt to taste
  • Large ground black pepper to taste
  • Half a glass of white wine vinegar
  • Water to taste


...wanting to:
White polenta

Process

We start by cleaning the turbot by lifting the gills and cutting the fillets in slices, washed and dried, preserving the head. In a saucepan we put the oil and the garlic cloves which we will cook until they turn black. Let's remove the charred garlic and place the slices of turbot and the head making them brown for a few minutes. Let's turn them from time to time being careful not to break them. Add the salt, pepper and white vinegar. Once the vinegar has evaporated, add the water to cover the fish. Let it cook for 25 - 35 minutes (the times may vary depending on the size of the fish) and in the meantime prepare the white polenta.

Your Boreto a la Graisana will be ready when the liquid has shrunk to get 1 and a half tablespoons of boreto per person and should be almost thick.

Main photo from gastronomiamediterranea.com

...buon appetito!

By Redazione

Events in Grado

  • Forgiveness of Barbana
    07-07-2019 | Grado (GO)
    Forgiveness of Barbana
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-07-07 2019-07-07 Europe/Rome Forgiveness of Barbana Procession during which a statue of the Madonna degli Angeli is transported with an impressive procession of boats from the Basilica of Sant'Eufemia to the island of Barbana, where rises the ancient Marian shrine, crossing the lagoon. The origin of the pilgrimage dates back to 1237, when the population of the Grado made a vow to go every year in Barbana as thanksgiving for the end of a plague epidemic. The festival starts early in the morning and is preceded by a day of recollection and feast (the Sabo grando). The Perdòn name derives from the tradition of approaching, on the occasion of the pilgrimage, to the sacrament of reconciliation. Grado

    Procession during which a statue of the Madonna degli Angeli is transported with an impressive procession of boats from the Basilica of Sant'Eufemia to the island of Barbana, where rises the ancient Marian...

    Village of Grado | Know more

  • Snarky Puppy
    11-07-2019 | Grado (GO)
    Snarky Puppy
    Concerts

    Add to calendar 2019-07-11 2019-07-11 Europe/Rome Snarky Puppy Grado

    Village of Grado | Buy the ticket

  • Discovering the Santonego
    11-07-2019 | Grado (GO)
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2019-07-11 2019-07-11 Europe/Rome Discovering the Santonego Tasting of the typical Grado liqueur based on grappa and marine wormwood listening to the fascinating history of this elixir.
    9.00 pm, Wine & gourmet, historic center.
    Grado

    Tasting of the typical Grado liqueur based on grappa and marine wormwood listening to the fascinating history of this elixir.
    9.00 pm, Wine & gourmet, historic center.

    From 21:00 | Village of Grado | Know more

  • Excursion to the Mota Safòn hut
    From 04-07-2019 To 18-07-2019 | Grado (GO)
    Excursions

    Add to calendar 2019-07-04 2019-07-18 Europe/Rome Excursion to the Mota Safòn hut Location of many of the filming of the film "Medea", by Pier Paolo Pasolini, shot in the lagoon in 1969.
    Departure from Riva Slataper at 10.00.
    Boat transfer, guided tour and small tasting.
    For 1.30 pm there is a return to Grado.
    The event will take place on 4-18
    Grado

    Location of many of the filming of the film "Medea", by Pier Paolo Pasolini, shot in the lagoon in 1969.
    Departure from Riva Slataper at 10.00.
    Boat transfer, guided tour and small tasting.
    ...

    From 10:00 | Village of Grado | Know more

  • Boat & bike laguna experience
    From 05-07-2019 To 26-07-2019 | Grado (GO)
    Excursions

    Add to calendar 2019-07-05 2019-07-26 Europe/Rome Boat & bike laguna experience Boat excursion to Marano Lagunare with return to Grado by bike, accompanied by a cycling tourist guide, passing through Torviscosa, Strassoldo and Aquileia.
    The event will take place on 5-12-19-26
    Grado

    Boat excursion to Marano Lagunare with return to Grado by bike, accompanied by a cycling tourist guide, passing through Torviscosa, Strassoldo and Aquileia.
    The event will take place on 5-12-19-26

    From 08:00 | Village of Grado | Know more

  • Nature bus
    From 01-07-2019 To 29-07-2019 | Grado (GO)
    Excursions

    Add to calendar 2019-07-01 2019-07-29 Europe/Rome Nature bus The bus leaves from various areas of Grado and reaches, in the morning, the Regional Natural Reserve "Valle Cavanata" for a short guided view; stops for lunch on a farm and, in the afternoon, continues for a guided tour of the Regional Natural Reserve of the "Isola della Cona".
    Expected return, in Grado, at 17.00.
    The event will take place on 1-8-15-22-29
    Grado

    The bus leaves from various areas of Grado and reaches, in the morning, the Regional Natural Reserve "Valle Cavanata" for a short guided view; stops for lunch on a farm and, in the afternoon, continues...

    Village of Grado | Know more

  • Backstage - Learn to cook boreto a la graisana
    From 02-07-2019 To 30-07-2019 | Grado (GO)
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-07-02 2019-07-30 Europe/Rome Backstage - Learn to cook boreto a la graisana show cooking to learn the preparation techniques of the typical Grado dish par excellence: the Boreto a la graisana.
    Meeting at 10.00 am at the Serenella restaurant (via dello Sport 2)
    The event will take place on 2-9-16-23-30
    Grado

    show cooking to learn the preparation techniques of the typical Grado dish par excellence: the Boreto a la graisana.
    Meeting at 10.00 am at the Serenella restaurant (via dello Sport 2)
    The event...

    From 10:00 | Village of Grado | Know more


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