In My Kitchen August 2017

We only have a few things in our home kitchen this month. We left to fly to Newfoundland on August 5th, but there is a little peak into our Newfoundland kitchen as well. We have been updating our Instagram page regularly while on vacation, if you want to see more you can check that out.

Bruschetta

Flatbreads, you may have seen this on our Instagram page

A Big Mary


I went cod jigging with my Dad


We caught a few and are having fish and chips for dinner tonight


Even got close to some feeding humpbacks

Always need some chocolate in the kitchen

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Lemon Caper Cod en Papillote

Well that sounds fancy! Everything sounds fancier en francais, non?

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This dish is very simple to put together and only about 15 minutes to bake and the result is impressive.

Only a few ingredients:

Cod (1 piece person, each piece a little larger than a deck of cards)

lemons ( about 4-5 thin slices per piece of cod)

2tbsp chopped capers

1-2 shallots, thinly sliced ( about 1/3-1/2 shallot per piece of cod)

salt to taste

cold butter cubed (about 1-2 tbsp per piece of cod)

Parchment to wrap

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Take a large piece of parchement (about 4X the size of your cod) and place pats of butter, shallots capers and lemons on top of and around cod.  Then wrap cod tightly in the parchement so it can steam.

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Bake at 450F for about 15 minutes.  I baked our little pieces for about 18 minutes, cause I like my fish well done.  The time will depend on the size of the cod.  When done you should insert a knife tip into the center of the fish for a few seconds and be hot when you take it out, and the fish should be white and flaky.

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We served ours over basmati rice, but you can use anything that would go well with white fish and lemon.

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Arrived in Newfoundland…a little late

We left on Tuesday afternoon to catch our flight, everything was going fine until we boarded the plane, then a power surge blew the computer and the navigational software was lost, over 2 hours later we took off, but missed our connecting flight.  We ended up landing in St. John’s at 4am.  Evie was a trooper slept on the plane then went back to bed at 4:30am and woke up ready to go at 8am.  After a small breakfast and a visit with her cousin we went to get her “Kitty Cat Pizza”, she  has been waiting almost 3 years to have this pizza again.  Raye and I had “East Coast Donairs”.  This isn’t our favourite place for donairs, but our old university haunts will be visited when we are back in the city.

We made it “around the bay” mid afternoon and then we has fresh cod and chips for supper.  My Mom’s batter recipe is below also.  After all of that eating we had to go for a walk and picked a few handfuls of blueberries.  The next day was going to be busy we had a local museum to visit, going jigging for cod, and supper at Nan’s.

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fish dipped in flour before dredging in the batter.

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