Sunday, 10 April 2011

Cook to Impress: 'Perfect First Date Dish' Sea Burger alla Stefano

Chef Stefano is my fellow cook and friend in Milan. He is the one I call whenever I (think) have made something awesome because he gets the actual awesomeness of standing in the kitchen with a glass of wine, music and letting go of your creativity through cooking.
Besides getting the awesomeness, he is also a very good cook! One day he will open his own restaurant, you wait and see. So you can understand I could not let him get away with not sharing his recipes with this lovely little community. His first recipe is a perfect first date recipe ladies... your man to be will be thrilled with the idea of having a burger and you are thrilled because the burger won't end up on your hips. WIN WIN situation!

Ps: Chef Stefano gets the colour grey for his recipes! So whenever you want one of his recipes just check the colour of the 'ingredients', 'how to make it' and 'outcome' and you will see in a blink that it's his.

Ingredients: for one burger

  • salmon or grouper filet of 200/250 gr
  • one tablespoon olive oil
  • 5/6 anchovies
  • 1 tablespoon chopped up chive
  • cherry tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
How to make it:
Clean the fish: take off the skin, the spines and the greasy parts. 
Once the fish is clean, chop the fish up in tiny pieces, to which you add the freshly chopped chive. From this mixture you make the burgers.
Heat up the oil in a pan and fry the anchovies. Add the burger and fry it for 3 to 4 minutes.
In the meantime you cut up the cherry tomatoes in halves and make a little salad seasoning them with some olive oil, salt and pepper. You can add some basel if you wish.

Outcome: A beautiful impressing plate that will steal hearts! Note: important to have the tomatoes with the burgers as the acid of the tomatoes accompanies and compensates the taste of the grease of the fish really well. 

Sea Burger

Con Piacere
Chef Stefano


  1. I NEEEED TO MAKE THIS ASAP! Looks so simple but yummyyyyy <3

    Hope you're well miss! xo

  2. Fi, you should, it's divine!
    I am well... I am graduating this weekend... in FLORENCE! whoop whoop!
    How are you though??