Sea Bream and Country Bread in an Encounter of the Sea with the Land
Directly from the clear, deep waters of the open Atlantic, gilt-head sea bream presents itself to the world coloured silver-grey with a golden spot between the eyes, a feature that gives it its name. This fish with its white, succulent meat, excellent nutritional properties, and light, delicious taste, encloses in it a lot of sea, a lot of past, a lot of present, and a lot of Portuguese character.
In the kitchen, the past is reinvented with a breath of modernity. Giving it a different environment is not always easy, but the versatility of Comur canned goods offers this freedom to create endlessly. And explore.
Pairing with the sea bream, and without further ado, a familiar country bread with its rustic taste and appearance, made using a down-to-earth mixture of flour, water, salt, yeast, and soul. From the wheat fields to the mill and from the mill to the wood oven, it is a fable overlooking the sea. A colossal horizon, the encounter of the sea with the land, whose history gastronomy must know how to honour and preserve.
And when simplicity is linked to memories, the result is a triumphant recipe for flavour: sides of sea bream preserved in olive oil sauce, delightfully laid on slices of country bread and slices of tomato, brushed with lemon juice and sprinkled with sea salt. A soft and prolonged pleasure, so attuned to the Portuguese taste.
Fresh summer food, to be sure, to taste on a hot August day in a contemplative space, legs stretched out on the balcony or in the shade of a century-old cork oak, with the breeze caressing our skin and preparing us for the meal.
The passion for authenticity and a world of stories and traditions make the combination of seabream with country bread a literary début. A combination that carries a huge responsibility, being where sea and land meet, marking the Lusitanian identity that is so prevalent in Comur's canned goods.