I replied: Yes, yes we are in Calabria, aren’t we?
The region famous for its very hot dried peppers, that everyone knows about in Italy.
How could I miss them, as they are hanged almost everywhere here. :-)
My friends, took the humor behind my words breaking into a deep laugh.
Instead, without care, the fishmonger kept chatting giving me extra instructions for the best cooking method too...
But he did recognize that we were just joking, and indeed we finely thanked him going back home to try the recipe.
I never had the chance to say at the fishmonger how good was the
Calabrian tuna we ate that day, as we never went back to the fish market
So, my grateful for him now, is to publish this traditional
recipe from Calabria.
Well, to make shorter a longer story here’s the recipe, as back then, we were all delighted by this tonno alla calabrese.