My grandfather was the most wonderful man in the world – so kind, fun, gentle, honest, creative, humble and caring. He was so important to my early childhood. Died in cancer 1956. God, I missed him … and still do at times.
Anyhow my grandma was a very good cook and when finished the meal she often asked grandpa how it was ???? And he always answered the same thing – “disappearingly” good.
I know that many of you wonder where that great chef has gone .. and where did that medium talented photographer appear from ????? – they are both here. Only that the light in my kitchen is so bad during the dark months – so I’m not able to get good shots of the dishes when they are ready. That is why no food has been served since for nearly 5 months now.
Yesterday I saw in Lidl’s leaflet that they where selling fresh Atlantic cod fillets to a fantastic price – so I jumped on the bus. Atlantic cod is so extremely expensive over here, even if we have it just outside out coast line.
I decided to eat a bit earlier than normal – so I would have some daylight left on my balcony for a some shots.
Don’t ask me about measurement for this – I just did by head and hand – very simple dish. So how would it be introduced on my menu.
parmesan pan-fried cod filet on horseradish mash
served with apple squash salsa and olive oil tossed green peas.
I grated some Parmesan cheese and mixed in with Panko breadcrumbs and season with freshly ground black pepper and rock salt. I cut the cod filet into half and turned the pieces in the whisked egg and then coated them with the breadcrumbs. I always use good quality butter when pan frying fish.
The mash I just put some ready grated horseradish that we can buy in 45gr small plastic jars. It’s not a creamy horseradish …. it’s just coarse grated horseradish. Fantastic product. When I do mash I always put a little sugar into the mash, after my grandma.
The “Apple & Squash” Salsa is something I buy at our biggest cider manufacture here in Skåne – Kivik Musteri. Can’t buy it in any shops .. only in their’s and it’s so good together with fried fish. Any fruit salsa or chuntney will go well with any kind of fried fish.
Green peas, I never use fresh green peas – what a waste of money and time – frozen green peas is one of the best frozen products there is. Very few of us would be able to taste the difference between a fresh and frozen pea when boiled.. I would struggle. I just let the peas soak in boiling hot water for a couple of minutes, do the same with green beans – I never boil them properly. Then I drain them and toss them in a small amount olive oil and season them.
As sauce I bunt of a little more butter in the frying pan to get all the good stuff and added some frozen dill.
That is it … and it was “disappearingly” good
“It is better to weave a net
than to stand by the water longing for fish.”
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