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Archive for January 1st, 2012

Duck sliced at our table, the crispy skin sliced off the carcass and

then placed on rice chips served with sliced green onion and a sweet hoisin sauce

small crescent shaped buns come with it so you can layer your duck inside of it
we also had lobster, and chinese greens, which I forgot to photograph from being overly occupied with eating!

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salt cod recipe

visnja’s salt cod with potatoes

1 lb salted cod
soaked in water 2 days and water changed once a day

drain soaking water and cook cod for 10 minutes in fresh low boiling water with a few leaves of laurel, reserve water

take cod out and cool. flake it up and pour 1 tbsp olive oil over it, salt and pepper a bit

saute one sliced large yellow onion in 2 tbsp olive oil for 10 min, add 1 tsp saffron to onion mixture then add 2 tsp chopped garlic and turn off fire.

Peel and slice into 3/8” round slices two large russet potatoes and cook in same water the cod cooked in for 5 minutes, until semi cooked

take out of water and cool

reduce in a medium pan 1 cup heavy cream, 1 cup white wine and 1 cup cod cooking water to 1 1/2 cups

layer in round 8” ceramic casserole or soufflé pan olive oil, potatoes, cooked onions, cod, parsley and liquid, in two layers

top with 1/2 cup grated gruyere, bread crumbs, 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp chopped parsley

cook at 275 for 30 minutes and then 2 minutes under the broiler

salt cod casserole

salt cod

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cherry tree-it’s almost spring(I wish)

a photograph I took last year of a blossoming young non-fruiting cherry tree

cherry tree photograph

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