When Texas met Sicily:
My social studies class in Italian middle school taught us about the Tonnara, a quasi mythical event that takes places off the coasts of Sicily, where men wage war on schools - unfortunately not abundant - schools of Mediterranean tuna. We also learned about the process that takes tuna flesh , and transforms it into great tuna fish in glass jars, some of which is still hand packed today .
As a result, today , I will only buy and eat Tuna imported from Sicily. It is of superior quality, and unfortunately , also of superior price with small glass jars now costing more than ten dollars. Worth it . Well worth it my friends. My preferred brand is Flot. Check out their website - http://www.flottspa.it/index.php?page=azienda
|Sicilian Tuna in Olive Oil |
Courtesy Flott s.p.a (http://www.flottspa.it)
Here's a quick salad I made by combining Italian ingredients with something quite distant from Sicily .
Pickled Okra and Sicilian Tuna Salad
|Pickled Okra and Sicilian Tuna Salad|
Crunchy Pickled Okra,
Hot Mexican Red Peppers
Sicilian Tuna Fish - glass jars only
EVOO , S/ P
Well, its's a salad not more to say . Just try to keep the tuna pieces from disintegrating and cut your okra in large pieces.