Until I didn’t live in Belgium I was not a big fish consumer. But how I became a fish monger? Thanks to Belgium where there are excellent choices of all kind of fresh fishes soon I became a devoted fish eater. Today I prepare fish at least two or three times weekly (onto lunch or a dinner) consequently I have a large collection of fish courses.
I’ve decided that from today on I will come up with two fish recipes on each Friday.
Fish á la Flamand
Ingredients: 2 cod filets, 2 tbs oil or butter, 2 carrots,grated, 1 onion, chopped, salt and pepper to taste, 1 bay leaf, 1 teaspoon dill, 200 ml cream
Directions: Peel carrots and onion, grate them. Heat oil in a pan, add finely chopped onion and carrot, add bay leaf and simmer for 5 minutes.
Prepare fish, flavor with salt and pepper then place over sautéed carrot and onion. Cook for 5 minutes. Toss dill, and for the final touch pour over cream. Cook together for 2 more minutes. Serve with croquettes.
Emperor from Brabant
Ingredients: 2-3 slices of salmon, 200ml cream, 1 tbs cognac, thyme, basil, 3-4 cloves of garlic, 2 fresh tomatoes, 3-4 tbs butter, parsley, salt and pepper, origano
The most delicious salmon dish ever
Directions: Peel garlic and grate/press. Melt butter in a pan sauté first the garlic then add the salmon. Season with salt and pepper, thyme and basil to taste. Quarter previously peeled tomatoes, and simmer with the salmon for few minutes over medium heat. Spoon one tablespoon of cognac and pour over the cream. Simmer for 3-5 minutes everything together. Finally serve with fried potatoes and iceberg salad.