Sorry my blogging has been slacking lately my mac daddy and I are having serious issues, he’s just come back from the apple store today so that’s why I haven’t been in the blogging world of late but hopefully now I’m back and he isn’t going to give me any more trouble!
Ok, lets kick things off with a food post shall we. THIS is a death row type of meal. I mean yep, I get that I reside in the UK and I’m pretty sure I’ll never be on death row but for the purpose of this post lets just pretend my name is Shanikwa, I hail from the Bronx and I stabbed my boyfriend to death because he kept leaving the toilet seat up. ( problems )
So now here I am on death row reminiscing, wishing I’d invested in one of those toilet seats that automatically go down themselves instead of wiling out, maybe poor Darnell would still be here?! ( yep I went with Darnell, Tyrone seemed too obvious) Then my time comes….. I have to choose the LAST MEAL I’m ever going to eat before it’s all over, apparently you’re aloud to chose whatever you fancy.
Ok. so I can’t deny chicken or steak would be heavily in this meal choice but if I had to go with a fish dish this particular one would come pretty close!
I mean look it’s fish with bacon and there’s a creamy sauce whats not to love!
Oh and a random picture of me! My friend cannot focus a camera, seriously we tried it five times and this one was the best he could do, the rest of the pictures are better I promise!
So anyway if you wanna find out how to make this check it out after the jump
I came across this recipe whilst visiting my parents house, I was flicking through this particular cookbook…
(which is amazing btw you must invest) when I came across this gold dust….
Mitch Tonks you are a legend thank you!
In his version of this recipe he uses a fish called Ling; Ling is very similar to cod so if you can’t be bothered to venture out and find you some Ling cod works just as well.
Here’s what you’ll need….
Serves 4 ( This served two of us because we are greedy.)
- 800g/1 pound 12 oz ling fillet (I just used two cod fillets)
- 2 whole heads of garlic, peeled & broken into cloves (This seemed way too much to be so I just used one whole head of garlic sorry Mitch!)
- Plain flour for dusting
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 1 celery stick, finely chopped
- 1 leek, finely sliced
- 6 rashers of streaky bacon cut into chunks
- 50ml 1/4 cup of white wine
- 50 ml 1/4 cup double cream ( I may have added more cream than this ooops…)
- splash of vermouth ( didn’t have any of this so I just added more white wine to compensate)
- splash of white wine vinegar
- 1 fresh thyme sprig
- 2 fresh bay leaves
- small handful of chopped parsley
- salt and pepper to season
Ok so first place all your garlic cloves in a saucepan, pour in just enough water to cover. Bring to boil then simmer for five minutes. Change the water and cook again until the cloves are soft but not breaking up.
Whilst doing this chop up all your veg and set aside
Dust your cod/ ling with flour….
Then pan fry until golden…
Once done remove this fish from the pan then set aside
Next add the onion, celery, leek, bacon and soft garlic to a pan and cook until softened
Then add the vinegar and boil for a minute, add the vermouth and boil for a further minute, then the white wine and boil for another minute.
Turn the heat down then add the cream, thyme, bay leaves….
Add your fish back into the pan cover with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle over the parsley and salt and pepper to season then voila creamy, bacony, fishy goodness…
Serve up with something green
Oh me oh my………
So there you have it, and I have to ask if you were on death row what would you order as your last ever meal?
Wow what a depressing thought! Ok here’s a picture of a laughing baby to balance things out!