Friday, June 15, 2007

Salt Cod is NOT for Everyone

I said I would make a salt cod dish because it is a local Nova Scotian delicacy. What I discovered is that there are two kinds of people....those who love salt cod and those who don't. It has a very strong "fishy" smell and taste (at least ours did). So the only one who really liked it was Ezra, my son-in-law and native born Haligonian. The rest of us were not really impressed. And the recipe from Cucina Ebraica was not the problem, either. A lot of it had to do with a smelly kitchen for two days!

The next time I want to make a pasticcio (baked gratin dish), I'll poach some milder white fish like haddock or tilapia and add some sauteed mushrooms to the spinach bechamel sauce.

But....for those of you who really do like salted cod....

Salt Cod & Spinach Pasticcio

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1 comment:

katiez said...

Every country over here has it's version. I'm getting used to seeing the big stacks of dried, salted fish waiting to be reconstituted.
I've had some that was good and some that was no so....
Well done for trying it!