I thought it would be nice to know a bit about the seafood we eat. Cod is the common name for the genus Gadus of demersal fishes, belonging to the family Gadidae. This Fish is also used as part of the commons name for a number of other fishes, and there are species suggested to belong to genus Gadus that are not called cod but that's for another day.
Right now I want to get started on the cooking that lays ahead - right?
This is what the most common Cod fish looks like in the water. It has a very distinct taste and it also does well over a hot charcoal fire, greasing it well with butter and salt.
1 7 oz can chopped clams
1 bay leaf
1 good size fillet of firm cod cut into approximately 2 inch pieces
1 large onion
1 quart of stock - use 2 cups fish stock and 2 cups chicken stock for richer flavor
1/2 lb bay scallops
1/2 lb shrimp deveined
2 cans evaporated milk, or 3 cups light cream
2 large potatoes diced
2 ounces salt pork cut into small pieces
2 tsp dried parsley
3/4-1 tsp dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
A mushroom or two chopped or sliced
This dish takes a bit of time to prepare and to cook, but I can assure you that it is worth the effort.
Pay special attention to the method - it does make a difference if you do not follow the right steps!
…at the end of a long day it is often nice to come home to a special meal - sitting around the fire enjoying a glass of wine with the family before feasting on the soft and tender fish dish, forgetting what the day brought you – not worrying what tomorrow promises…
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