Fish for Friday

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140CAL79UG8Until 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.

The first two original Flemish fish recipies are my family’s favourites. They are not only extremely simple to make but also so special with the matching spices that you’ll charm everybody with them. I guarantee!140CA6V24RI

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.

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8 thoughts on “Fish for Friday

    Cinnamoneats said:
    March 1, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I love fish but I don’t cook it very often! By the way I love your new blog layout, it looks great 🙂

    spajzgirl responded:
    March 1, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks for the remark! I got bored with the other one…How is your new life in England?

      Cinnamoneats said:
      March 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      It’s not bad. Trying to get settled… Very different to America!

    spajzgirl responded:
    March 1, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    On what way + or -? Or so so..
    I’ve been many times in Great-Britain in different cities but for me was really different from Europe….
    The tube in London was always a nightmare, beeing squeezed in a small train..sweating like hell, gasping for air among pushy people and in the streets the kind of “agressivity” really scarred me..
    You had to be careful because you never knew how would people react…What I liked? shopping in London! You can find many nice design shops…and the Whole food chain!
    I liked Canterburry, or Glasgow St Andrew in Scotland more than in the English parts
    Have you already made a nice nest for yourselves?

      Cinnamoneats said:
      March 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Hmmm a bit of both. Positives are that culturally we are more suited to the English than the Americans, the English can actually understand us when we talk, some of the Americans were very ignorant when it came to certain things! Food quality here is much better than over there and of course it is Europe so that is a BIG plus! Negatives are that things are much more expensive here, the houses are smaller (our apartment now is 10 times smaller than we had in America!) and well weather wise, England isn’t the warmest place, although Michigan had very cold winters the summer was fantastic, English summers not so much! I am looking forward to travelling here though!

    spajzgirl responded:
    March 1, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Yes, the weather is always a big issue..But you live just from a stone throw from many nice European capitals!

    spajzgirl responded:
    March 3, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Make a profit from it..

      Cinnamoneats said:
      March 4, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      Apologies for the late reply, busy weekend! And yes you’re right we are close to so many great places! Can’t wait to travel 🙂

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