Pasta in Zimino

Pasta with Seafood and Greens

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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

  • About

In zimino is a style of cooking fish and squid with hot peppers and garlic, with variations that include tomatoes or greens or anchovies. Although Claudia Roden describes it as a Sephardic tomato and anchovy sauce for fried fish, it is more often associated with Tuscany and seems to have an old connection with fast or Lenten days. An even bigger mystery than the dish’s origin is the meaning of zimino. One theory is that it derives from the Arab word zamin, which denotes a sauce of gr