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  • Stella Hanan Cohen

Fried Fish Rodesli-style ~ Peshkado Frito

With Hanukkah approaching I hope you enjoy this quintessential fried food perfect for the festive table. Tender white fish, coated in a crispy batter and lightly fried, is a staple of the Iberian Jews especially on the Sabbath, often eaten cold the next day. Peshkado frito, is enjoyed with one of the traditional irresistible sauces which includes the velvety, delicate lemon and egg agristada, a pre-Inquisition non-dairy sauce. I have also included the popular Sephardic tomato and garlic fresh herb sauce customarily offered. Some food historians believe that this iconic British ‘Fish and chips’ was Sephardic in origin, brought by the Spanish and Portuguese refugees who settled in England in the 17th century.

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