Greek Style Prawns

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Greek Style Prawns

Well you need to go get some prawns, 

preferably from the ocean

 


A Greek Style Prawn Dish

(taken from Garithes au Forno at a place in Kitsilano)

 

Ingredients:

20-30 medium BC spot prawns

1/2 cup or one small onion chopped,

1/4 cup chopped pepper

2-3 or more  chopped garlic cloves

I can crushed tomatoes (small)

feta cheese, kalamata olives

olive oil, white wine

fresh dill, and mint

oregano, fennel seed salt and pepper

ouzo

Cooking:

In a saucepan add 2- tbsp olive oil,

onions and peppers, fennel seed, sautée till onions translucent

add crushed tomatoes ( you could substitute fresh tomatoes) and wine

add in a pinch or two of oregano, a small handful of chopped dill and 4-5 chopped mint leaves. simmer for 15 min.

shell prawns and place 6-8 in each baking dish with 1-2 tbsp olive oil 

(see photo) cover with tomato sauce add 3-5 olives in each dish, top with crumbled feta, place in a 400º oven for 20 min

remove from oven

Now here is the fun part,

pour a shot glass full of ouzo over each plate and light

serve

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Fresh Salsa

Captain Doug can't catch this for you, go to the store


 

Ingredients:

1 cup chopped tomatoes

1/4 cup chopped onions

1 or 2 finely chopped jalapeños

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro.

juice from 1 lime

sea salt to taste

"Cooking"

mix in a bowl and you are done

excellent with ling cod tacos

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Prawn Ceviché

Get Captain Doug to take you out to get some Prawns


Ingredients:

1/2 lb shelled fresh prawns (you may substitute Ling Cod)

juice of 1/2 lemon and 2 limes

1 shallot chopped fine

1 garlic clove chopped fine

1 small jalapeño chopped fine

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tbsp olive oil

 

"Cooking"

Chop prawns  coarsely

add all ingredients

Give it a good stir

place in fridge covered 

non metallic bowl (stainless ok)

for about two hours

Serve with tortilla chips

or

Stuff in tomato shells

or

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Smoked Chum Cakes

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Smoked Chum Cakes

As always, go out and catch some chum salmon then smoke it


Ingredients:                                                                                                      

4-5 oz smoked chum ( you may substitute smoked Ling cod}

½ cup fresh bread crumbs

1 clove garlic

1/8 tsp salt

fresh ground pepper to taste, whose taste…..your taste

1 egg

¼ cup fresh parsley chopped

1 green onion chopped fine

2 tbsp mayo

 

Cooking:

take a slice of good bread and the clove of garlic and run it through the blender

break up a piece of smoked chum and put in a bowl 

add bread crumbs with garlic, mix should be about 50/50

mix in salt pepper, parsley, chopped green onion

lightly beat the egg and add to bowl,

add the mayo and mix everything with a spoon don't break up the chunks

preheat pan add 1 tbsp olive oil

scoop spoon of mixture and  place in pan shape into patty

repeat until pan is full

cook on medium heat for about 3 minutes 

or until golden brown then turn and

cook another 2 or 3 min. on the other side.

plate and top with a dash of cayenne.

makes about 8 medium size cakes

 

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Smoked Ling Cod poached in a cream sauce

First go out and catch a Ling Cod, then smoke it.


Ingredients:

8 oz smoked ling cod in chunks
1/2 a chopped onion
1/4 chopped pepper
1 clove garlic chopped
1 or 2 plum tomatoes, chopped in chunks
chopped parsley
2-3 oz white wine
3-4 oz heavy cream
1 tbsp butter
salt & pepper
optional fennel seed

Cooking:

in a stainless pan sauté onions, pepper, butter salt & pepper (fennel seed or fresh fennel) till onions are translucent
add wine and reduce 
add cream and cod and tomato(s)
reduce by 1/2
top with chopped parsley
serve with rice or pasta, or with spuds
it is a lot like smoked black cod, delicious

Curried Lingcod

As always Go Catch a fish with Doug.


Ingredients:

Filet and cut up into 1" cubes, 1/2 lb per/person
(recipe is for about 4)
1/2 med onion chopped fine
1/4 cup canola oil or ghee
1-2 tblsp. curry powder ( see recipe below)
1.5 tblsp. flour or cornstarch
1/4 - 1/2 cup water
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup 5% min. yogurt
fresh cilantro, 1/4 cup chopped
1/2 chopped tomato (optional)

Curry Powder
I have an old coffee grinder I use for this
put in it
1 tsp cumin seed,
1 tsp coriander seed, 
1 tsp Tumeric
1 tsp pepper flakes or 1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
Grind away

Cooking:

heat pan with oil, add onions sauté for 10 min. 
add curry powder and salt 
saute for 5 min.
add flour to make roux
add water 
optional add tomato
add 2 lbs cubed cod
cook on low till just cooked
stir in yogurt
add cilantro
serve with rice

Easy Ling cod recipe

First step: Go out and catch a ling Cod.

Ingredients:

Ling Cod cut into even pieces about 1 1/2 " cubes

1 finely chopped jalapéno,

2 or more cloves of garlic finely chopped

1 or 2 green onions chopped

1/2- 3/4 cup salsa
(alternate, dissolve 2 tblsp. achiote paste in lime juice and add in 1 tsp cumin seed at start, leave out salsa)

2 tbsp. lemon or lime juice

Cooking:

Sauté Ling Cod cubes in pan with olive oil about 2-3 minutes and set aside

Mix jalapénos, garlic and green onions in your pan re-introduce ling cod turning till each side is seared.

Add Salsa or alternate and lemon juice sauté till cooked, 3-4 minutes

Serve with finely chopped cilantro.

Great on rice in tacos