Signature seafood recipes from Guido, Uliassi and La Madonnina del Pescatore

Aug 29 2016, 07:40 | by Annalisa Zordan

We asked 12 chefs who focus their cuisine on fish to each lend us one of their recipes. Today it’s Mauro Uliassi, Moreno Cedroni and Gianpaolo Raschi’s turn, two hail from Le Marche and the latter form Emilia-Romagna


Restaurant Guido celebrates 70 years of service. Thanks to the passion and perseverance of brothers Gianpaolo and Gianluca Raschi, today this is one of the entire Adriatic riviera’s most aclaimed and loved restaurants.  Served here is the best Adriatic sea fare, handled with balance, harmony and a light hand. There’s great skill in showcasing the best ingredients, cooking methods reduced to the bare minimum and attention to presentation. A fine example of this is the recipe suggested by Gianpaolo: “This dish represents the sea in its true nature. No added fats, no added salt, it is the ADriatic that speaks to me during my mile-long walks on the shore”. Here, then is “Bassa marea in Adriatico”.

Guido | Rimini | Località Miramare, Lungomare Spadazzi, 12 | tel. 0541 374612 |

Bassa marea in Adriatico (yields 4 servings)

500 ml sea water

Assorted shellfish

8 anchovies

20 g seaweed

The night before cooking, gather a small bucket of sea water, bring to a boil and let cool.  Leave the pot to rest overnight in the fridge. The morning after strain using a fine mesh gauze and dilute with 35% freshwater to abate salinity. Clean the shellfish carefully. Immerse all bivalves in boiling water for 30 seconds, and use a small carving knife to open each. Serve in a deep dish )possibly glass) and cover with the chilled sea water. Garnish with seaweed and anchovies.


Mauro Uliassi, famous interpreter of sea cuisine and Marche tradition grande interprete, has a personality which is known well beyond regioanl borders. His seafront restaurant is ranked among the best in the country. The quality of his dishes is phenomenal, thanks to his brave and technically perfect cuisine. This winning combo is reflected in the recipe he offers our readers: Sole à la Maitre d'hotel.

Uliassi | Senigallia (AN) | via Banchina di Levante, 6 | tel. 071 65463 |


Sogliola alla Maitre d'hotel (yields 4 servings)

For the parsley cream

1000 g parsley

5 g agar agar

Rinse the parsley, do not remove the stems. Blanche in batches for 5 seconds in boiling water and cool in ice water. Extract the liquid through a greenstar juicer and let it coagulate at room temperature for 1 hour. Skim the jelled parsley on the surface with a fine mesh spatula and press it though a sieve. After a night in the fridge bind it with 5 grams of agar agar for every 100g of parsley pulp, let cool and blitz with an immersion blender.

For the parsley powder (to be made a day in advance)

1000 g parsley

Slather the parsley pulp as obtained above (but without the agar agar) on parchment paper and let it dry in the oven at 50° C overnighte. Blend the dry puree the next day.

For the garlic cream

500 g garlic, peeled, cored and blanched 3 times

100 g shallot

700 g heavy cream

700 g water

125 g white wine

Olive oil

2 g xanthan gum

Sauté the minced shallot in some olive oil. Add blanched garlics and simmer for 2 minutes. Splash the wine and let it evaporate. Add cream and water, bring to a boil and cook for 20 minuted. Blend the xanthan gum and add to the mix. Let cool.

For the butter foam

150 g demì-sel butter

300 g fish broth

20g di procream

4 g soy lecithin

Blend together and place in a siphon.

For the lemon concentrate

1 kg lemons

Rinse the lemons and juice, peel and all. Put through rotovac and reduce by 1/10

For the sole fish

200 g sole fillet (preferably from 1-kg soles)

Medium breadcrumbs

Clarified butter (ghee)

8 g parsley powder

80 g parsley cream

50 g garlic cream

8 g lemon concentrate

50 g butter foam

24 spinach leaves

Bread and fry the fillets in butter and plate as follwos: start with the parsley powder, build adding the parsley cream, in the center add the garlic cream, then the lemon concentrate and lay the sole on top. Complete the garnish with butter foam and spinach.

La Madonnina del Pescatore

La Madonnina is the restaurant where the cuisine of Moreno Cedroni expresses his true hear, passion and tradition, all amid whim and class. The Marche chef possesses full knowledge of technical prowess and ingredients of sublime quality. His cuisine wins hearts and astounds thanks to the graceful way the chef conjugates Marche tradition with elements hailing from all ove the world, pioneering trends and concept restaurants, inventing avant garde dining and innovative formulas. Besides Madonnina there’s also Clandestino sushi bar located in the bay of Portonovo, which has spearheaded a local form of raw fish. Then there’s Anikò, a fish deli where shoppers can also stop in for aperitivo with seafood snacks and fish salumi for sale too. As far as the recipe of choice, we’re making “Ricordo di un viaggio in Vietnam: ostrica alla griglia, mangia e bevi” - memories of a journey to Vietnam, a grilled oyster.

La Madonnina del Pescatore | Senigallia (AN) | Località Lido di Marzocca, Lungomare Italia, 11 | tel. 071 698267 |

Ricordo di un viaggio in Vietnam: ostrica alla griglia, mangia e bevi (yields 4 servings)

4 oysters

1 onion



Juice of 1 lemon

Chilli pepper

Parsley water

Fry the onion and set aside. Blend to emulsify water, sugar, lemon juice and parley water. Shuck the oysters and place them on the grill for 2 minutes. On a plate add the onion and the liquid mixture to the grilled oysters. Serve and enjoy.

by Annalisa Zordan
translated by ELeonora Baldwin




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