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Spaghetti with Fish

A loud and proud Italian family from Chicago welcomes Joey as they prepare an odd yet delicious recipe that's been handed down to younger generations for years.
The Cannistra family has had this recipe handed down through the generations from Nonni Cannistra's mother-in-law, down to her and now to her own daughter-in-law, Cheryl. Even though Nonni has three daughters of her own and two sons, it is the wife of her son Frank who has taken this honored family tradition under her wing.

Frank and Cheryl Cannistra welcome Joey into their kitchen to meet the gang. Cheryl married into the family and has learned to master one of her mother-in-law's favorite recipes -- spaghetti with the fish.

The Cannistra family are a close knit with brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins all gathering together to share in the creation of this time-honored traditional recipe.

Nonni lets Joey in on the family recipe. She shows him how to chop the fresh ingredients to add to this wonderful Italian dish. Jimmy shows off his cutlery skills, chopping the garlic, parsley and green olives with pimento.

Cheryl and Nonni add a secret ingredient to this traditional family recipe that definitely kicks it up a notch -- hot Giadiniera peppers. It adds a little spice to warm your taste buds in an explosion of flavor.

There is no exact measurement to this delectable dish, just a little bit of this and a dash of that will make this recipe bloom in full perfection.

Joey enjoyed the dish with the rest of Cannistra family.

Spaghetti with the fish brings this family together for holidays and special occasions.

Segment 1
Joey Meets the Cannistra Crew
Joey Meets the Cannistra Crew
Frank and Cheryl Cannistra welcome Joey into their kitchen to meet the gang. Cheryl married into the family and has learned to master one of her mother-in-law's favorite recipes. They get the special romano cheese from Frank's brother Jimmy's Old World Pizzeria restaurant.
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Segment 2
No Nonsense Nonni
No Nonsense Nonni
Cheryl's mother-in-law, Nonni, shows us the kitchen. Joey quickly learns that Nonni is the boss.
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Segment 3
Secret Ingredient is HOT
Secret Ingredient is HOT
Cheryl and Nonni add a secret ingredient to this traditional family recipe that definitely kicks it up a notch.
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Segment 4
Catch of the Day
Catch of the Day
Everyone gathers around the table for the feast. See why the name of this dish does not do it justice.
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Segment 5
Spaghetti with the Fish
Spaghetti with the Fish
Try this recipe for white fish served in a oil based sauce over vermicelli pasta.
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Photos: Italian Family Prepares Spaghetti with Fish
A loud and proud Italian family from Chicago welcomes Joey as they prepare an odd yet delicious recipe that's been handed down to younger generations for years.
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