Pesce in Saor

Sardines or other Fish Tastily Preserved

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By Alan Davidson

Published 1981

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This Venetian recipe can be applied to many fish. ‘Saor’ means ‘sapore’ or ‘flavour’. The procedure followed is essentially one of marinating the fish, and its original purpose was no doubt preservation. In his learned Il Veneto in Cucina Signor Ranieri da Mosto recalls that Venetians used to say that the various social classes in the city could be distinguished by their choice of fish for this preparation. Poor people used the sardine, the better off