Thursday, March 10, 2011

Codfish With Poached Egg...How Terribly British.

I sort of woke up this morning feeling very hungry, and saw the cod in the water being soaked to get rid of the salt, I cut off a nice thick piece and decided to have myself a nice British breakfast (also to check if the fish was still salty, and it was)  Codfish cooked in milk and butter, topped with a poached egg and some sautéed mushrooms on the side.  My wife and daughter looked at me as if I came from Mars!! In Britain, smoked Haddock or Halibut is used.
You will need :
Serves as many as you wish. I will suggest for one person then you multiply by as many as you wish.
You have to put the salt preserved dried cod in water from the night before in order to remove as much salt as possible. The water has to be changed at least 6 to 8 times.  The smaller the pieces of cod the easier the desalination.
-  200 gms approx. of cod,  bones taken out and desalinated.
-  1/4 - 1/3 cup of milk
-  20 gms of unsalted butter.  
Three Pieces Of Cod.
Freshy Ground Pepper.
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-  Freshly ground pepper.
Codfish For Breakfast
Milk And Butter.
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Covered To Cook Cod
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Dressed Plate
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Mushrooms In
Butter And Lemon
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Poached Egg
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Method:
- Add milk, butter and heat little sauce pan,
- When milk boils, the butter melts, place the piece of cod and cover and at minimum heat.
-  Cook 5 minutes of each side and till the milk evaporates and you are left with the butter.
Top with a poached egg and serve with sautéed mushrooms on the side.
Enjoy this hearty breakfast!
Bon Appétit,
Stelio

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