Sea bream in crazy water (Orata all’acqua pazza)

Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
10 to 30 mins

Serves
Serves 4

By Gennaro Contaldo

Ingredients

  • 175ml/6fl oz extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 x 250g/9oz whole sea bream, cleaned and scaled
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 small red chilli, finely chopped
  • 100g/3½oz black olives, pitted
  • 75g/2½oz baby capers
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tbsp roughly chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp torn basil leaves, plus extra for garnish
  • pinch sea salt
  • 200ml/7fl oz white wine
  • 200g/7oz dried linguine
  • 1 lemon, juice only

To serve

  • handful mixed leaves
  • 1 rustic farmhouse bread loaf (optional)