Grilled Dogfish on Late-Summer Caponata

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Grilled Dogfish on Late-Summer Caponata Recipe

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Claire Spollen

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For an alternate preparation, Seaver recommends placing the caponata and fillets in a baking dish and baking low and slow at 275° for 20 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1 cup caponata)


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1 small fennel bulb with stalks
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons slivered almonds
2 cups (1/4-inch) diced peeled butternut squash
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup diced celery
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 poblano chile, diced (about 3/4 cup)
3 cups chopped tomato
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 (6-ounce) dogfish fillets
Cooking spray


Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 45 Minutes

1. Remove fronds from fennel bulb; finely chop fronds to measure 2 tablespoons. Remove stalks and tough outer leaves from fennel bulb; discard. Finely chop bulb to measure 3/4 cup. Reserve remaining bulb for another use.

2. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add almonds; sauté 2 minutes or until toasted. Add chopped fennel bulb, squash, and next 4 ingredients (through poblano); cook 5 minutes. Add tomato, raisins, vinegar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook 15 minutes or until squash is tender, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat; cool slightly. Stir in cilantro and lemon juice.

3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Sprinkle fillets with remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Add fillets to grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes. Turn and grill 2 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Place 1 cup squash mixture on each of 4 plates; top with fillets. Sprinkle with chopped fennel fronds.

Created date

June 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 429
Fat 15.7 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Monofat 8.9 g
Polyfat 3 g
Protein 35 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Fiber 7 g
Cholesterol 136 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 309 mg
Calcium 135 mg