Merluza en salsa verde

Bilbao, Biscay, Spain

Simona Bertolaso

Bilbao

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Literally translated as ‘hake fish in green sauce’, this traditional dish is a seafood lover’s dream. The sauce is made from white wine, parsley garlic and olive oil, while clams are also typically added.
Merluza en salsa verde or la merluza a la vasca is simplicity at its best. An excellent example of how Basque cuisine at its core is local ingredients perfectly cooked without fuss. The salsa verde or green sauce gets its colour from fresh parsley. It’s also a delicious broth for dipping your bread.
Some green sauces have shrimp or clams added, others include vegetables such as asparagus, peas or potatoes. The cooked fish and broth are traditionally cooked and served in an earthenware dish.

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