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Crazy Water Flounder!!

Crazy Water Flounder!!


Photo credit: G. Drakopoulos - Food Styling: T. Webb

Surrounded by the rain and the cold, I wanted to prepare something that would bring back memories of summer. I came up with a recipe with tomato and fish that is light and summery. It’s actually a Neapolitan recipe that you really should try. The “crazy water” is used often by the Neapolitans. It’s essentially the process of poaching all of the ingredients in a broth made out of water, wine, oil, tomato and aromatics. Let’s prepare the fish in crazy water today! Healthy and tasty, infused with gentle aromas.

  • In a large pan, prepare the crazy water, by adding 3 cups of water, 1 cup of wine, ½ a cup of oil and the garlic, whole. Boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped cherry tomatoes, lots of coarsely chopped parsley, aromatics, salt and pepper. Do not cover the pan.
  • 5 minutes later, add the zucchini strips and boil for 1 minute, until tender.
  • Remove and strain.
  • Put the fish fillets in to the crazy water. Let them boil for 5 minutes with the lid on. Add the olives. (Cook the fish depending on how thick the pieces are. 5 minutes is usually enough for flounders).


Serve the fish in its broth along with the zucchini, the cherry tomatoes and a lot of coarsely chopped parsley. You can use any kind of fish you prefer. We chose flounder because it is inexpensive, tasty and has no bones. It’s only 8 euros a kilo! Ofcourse, you could always use shrimp, any kind of fish and even chicken. It would be best, if your choice of fish is boneless, so that you don’t have to pick out all the little bones while trying to enjoy your meal.


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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
14 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
16 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
9 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
2 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
5 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
74 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
9 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
8 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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