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Cod Creole

500g fresh or frozen cod whole or in steaks

140ml fish stock

1teasoon lemon juice or vinegar

seasoning

bouquet garni

50g butter

4 medium peeled tomatoes

4 medium onions

chopped parsley or green pepper

Preparation

Pre-heat oven to 180C (350F, GM4)

The fish is pressure poached in this recipe. Remove trivet. Pour stock, lemon juice or vinegar into pressure cooker. Add seasoning bouquet garni and fish covered with buttered paper. Pressure cook for 5 minutes. Allow pressure to reduce at room temperature. Lift out fish and allow to drain.

Fry the thinly sliced onions and tomatoes separately in melted butter.

Flake the fish and season lightly with pepper. Spread the tomatoes over the bottom of an ovenproof dish. Spread the fish on to and then cover completely with onions. Decorate with strips of green pepper or chopped parsley. Bake for 10 minutes.

 

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Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Fish

 

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Potato Salad and Hot potato Salad

 

Potato Salad

6 medium potatoes

6 eggs

2 medium onions

280 ml (1/2 pt) salad dressing

salt

pepper

paprika

diced cucumber or radish slices

lettuce leaves

Preparation

Choose Potatoes of equal size. Wash well but do not peel. Place them on trivet, add water,close lid, bring to pressure and cook for 8 minutes. Reduce pressure quickly under cold running water.

At the same time hard-boil the eggs. Put eggs in cold water before shelling them. Drain and peel potatoes. slice the potatoes eggs and onions thinly, keeping them in separate piles.

Select a salad bowl that is fairly deep and arrange the ingredients in alternating layers as follows, potatoes, salad dressing, onion, egg, seasoning, until all the potatoes are used.

Reserve some egg slices for the top garnish. Diced cucumber and radish slices may be incorporated in the layers of ingredients.

Refrigerate until chilled thoroughly. Immediately before serving mix all together carefully with two spoons gently lifting and stirring without breaking the slices. Decorate the edge of the bowl with lettuce leaves and the top with slices of egg.

Sprinkle paprika over the dish.

Hot potato Salad

6 medium potatoes

4 eggs

4 slices of bacon

1 large sweet onion

175g (6 oz) celery

50ml vinegar

2 tablespoons of sugar

salt and pepper

paprika

Preparation

Prepare and cook potatoes whole in pressure cooker. Hard-boil eggs at same time. Drain peel and dice potatoes into 13 mm (1/2 in) pieces. Shell and slice eggs. Keep warm (while preparing remaining ingredients) preferably oven proof dish on low heat. Reserve one egg for garnish.

Cut bacon into small pieces and fry in a pan until crisp. Cut celery finely and mince onion.

Remove bacon from heat and allow to cool slightly then add the sugar and vinegar. Return to heat and stir in the celery, onion and seasoning.

When all ingredients are hot remove pan from heat and pour the contents over the dish of potatoes and eggs. Garnish with the egg slices. Serve at once or keep hot until ready to serve.

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Potato, Pressure cooking, Salad

 

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