A fish with a face only a mother could love!
A 'flat' bodied fish with a singular bone that runs along it's entire length. If there ever was a time and place where the idiom, "don't judge a book by its cover" holds water, this is it.
And there is a very good reason to look beyond this fish's ugly face. Quite simply, its flavor; subtle, delicate, akin to cod and yet so much better and so very delicious. There's a reason why the French adore it in their creamy sauces and the Italians in their pasta and baked in wine.
One of my very favorite pastas from the Amalfi coast, this pasta has yet another surprise - mint. Lots and lots of mint. Cut up and sauteed with the fish and then finished with a minty emulsion of mint leaves and olive oil, it is dee-li-cious! Not to mention my very favorite pasta - bucatini, a cousin of spaghetti but with twice it's thickness.
Now there are only so many times a woman can keep saying the word 'delicious' before becoming boringly repetitive and since I am so very close to that line, I'm just going to finish up here with a sincere encouragement - shelve your prejudices and cook this fish.
You'll thank me. (later is fine)