Greek Style Prawns


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)



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



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




Fresh Salsa

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



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


mix in a bowl and you are done

excellent with ling cod tacos



Prawn Ceviché

Get Captain Doug to take you out to get some Prawns


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



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


Stuff in tomato shells




Smoked Chum Cakes


Smoked Chum Cakes

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


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



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




Smoked Ling Cod poached in a cream sauce

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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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