Eating fish more often, leads you to success.

Fried wels catfish and courgettes filled with “zacusca” (vegetable spread) – the autumn’s delicacies

The fishermen in the Danube Delta, dissatisfied to call the fish by their species, also called them by their size. The wels catfish is also known as “moaca”, “somotei” or “iaprac”. The fatter it is, the tastier. According to this recipe, which was taken from the region of Orsova, the fried wels catfish filled with zacusca is not only fragranced and surprisingly fine, but it has no fat at all. The thought of a crunchy piece of wels catfish fried and dipped in mujdei  (garlic sauce), and a spoonful of sour milk, garlic and a some chopped dill makes any foodie’s mouth water.

Ingredients:

1 wels catfish, 500 grams of courgette, 300 grams of zacusca, lemon, salt, pepper.

Cooking method:

Slice the fish, sprinkle salt and pepper on it. Fry it in hot oil till it turns copper-yellow. Boil the courgettes (unpeeled) in a pot, with a little salt. After they are boiled, take them out of the water and allow them to cool for a few minutes. Peel the courgettes, cut them lengthwise and remove the pulp using a tea-spoon. Mix the pulp with zacusca, add salt and pepper. Fill the courgettes with the mixture and put them in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes. Serve them alongside the fried fish sprinkled with lemon juice. Bon appétit!

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At the same time, we must report the decline of fish consumption in Romania, compared to rest of the European Union (annual consumption of fish in Romania is of 4,5 kg/person/year, of 10 times lower than the European Union. The largest consumers of fish and fish products are Portugal and Spain, which consume 48 / 45 kg/person/year).

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