Triglie alla Mosaica

Red Mullet, Jewish Style

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Appears in
Cucina Ebraica: Flavours of the Italian Jewish Kitchen

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

  • About

You’ve probably seen this classic Jewish recipe for red mullet, more commonly known as triglie alla livornese, on many restaurant menus in Italy. It has long been a part of the cuisine of Livorno, where there was a sizable Jewish community largely established by Spanish and Portuguese Jews after the Inquisition—the same Sephardic Jews who brought tomatoes to Italy. The name of the dish is derived from Moses, and refers to the Mosaic laws of Judaism. The tomato sauce is symbolic of th