Posts Tagged ‘potatoes’

Easter lamb

We hardly ever eat lamb and this was a treat, and we are not huge followers of religious events but this one, being indoors and all provided me with an opportunity to use lamb in an old fashioned way.
I marinated the rack for two days in olive oil, chopped garlic and rosemary. I then salted and peppered it before grilling it and finishing it in the oven. On the side I served a Mediterranean parsley salad and a mint and garlic sauce. Fresh and rich at the same time!

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Boil 5 small farmer’s market potatoes in salty water for 20 minutes

Cut 2 medium fennel pieces into quarters and brown each side in butter in a pan then place in 375 oven for 20 minutes to soften, covered

Cut fish into 3″ x 2″ pieces and saute on each side in a pan with butter, skin on, drizzle on lemon juice and season with salt and pepper
use the fennel fronds sprinkled over the whole dish

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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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