I can't get into fish. Lemon Sole is the only fish I can eat. I have been meaning to try a Dover Sole at a posh restaurant or Cornish Sole.View attachment 59328
After 72 hours of soaking - to take the salt out - I shall cook this tonight - slow food - entirely good - in a rich tomato sauce - lots of fresh herbs - more olive oil than you can imagine - garlic cooked in its skin - then dumped - rosemary is particularly good - with salt cod - boiled potatoes - hopefully - job done. I don't take the skin off the cod - it adds a lovely gelatinous quality to the sauce - when you want to serve them as fillets - helps keep the fish together - most recipes have you flake it - not for me. Served with chopped boiled eggs - nice - granted - doesn't look that appetising - how wrong you are. I.
Really good looking food, there - stuff you want to eat!
I love wind dried cod! If it gets really dried out, it's great as is with butter spread over it. Takes some chewing. I think that's how Icelanders eat it. That's what I got served over there, so guess it's supposed to be done like thatWhen the Norwegian fishing boats used to land at North Shields in the 1970’s they all had fish hanging by their tails drying in the wind , dangling on a rope suspended between the forward and aft mast , a staple part of their diet , bacalao of course very popular in Spain and Portugal .