It had been an overwhelmingly humid day in Durres. Ida, my raven haired friend, drove us to the Tropikal resort for an early evening dinner and sitting back in our comfy chairs we watched the sun slump low in the fiery sky.
Welcoming the cool evening breeze, we dined on succulent fish and mopped up its juices with plump bread. When the chef, Giampiero, emerged from the kitchen to greet diners I was surprised to hear his thick Barese accent. We discovered that in the bizarre reversal of trend Italians were now emigrating over the tiny slither of Adriatic sea to seek work in Albania’s booming economy. How the ways of the World have changed!
Anyway, here is my recipe for Fish with Potatoes, Black Olives and Cherry Tomatoes. They used Sea Bass but I prefer to make it with Sea Bream.