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Last night's dinner.

allitnilsallitnils Posts: 109
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
After yesterday's lunch of slow cooked lamb shoulder, my girlfriend and I decided to head off for a walk. Wondering back to the markets, we walked past all the fish stalls and decided to pick up a couple of rock cod fillets, which looked extremely fresh and presented a bit of a challenge.
Knowing that the egg would still be warm, I thought it would be a perfect first-test to cooking fish.
So, picking up the fillets, as well as a couple of crayfish tails (which are extremely cheap at this time of the year), as well as a bag of fish bones for $2, we set for home.
The result:
Pan fried rock cod served on a bed of crayfish tails & roasted fish sauce.
And because I have a bottle of white truffle oil, I sprinkled some on top. :D

I was a bit worried about the added smoke that the egg would produce, but the cook was so quick, it was virtually non-existent.
For the fish soup, I simply added all the fish bones, a carrot, celery and pepper corns into a pressure cooker with a few cups of water and set it on high.
It was ready in about 15 minutes.
In the mean time, I pulled out my cast iron frying pan, set it in the egg, almost hovering over hot burning coals, added some oil and butter and pan fried the cod, while inside I steamed the crayfish on the heat of the soup while the cod cooked.

The whole dish was done in less than 20 minutes.
I ladled a couple of cups of soup onto each bowl, set the crayfish as a bed for the cod (I didn't want it to get wet as the skin was perfectly crisp), and set the fish on the crayfish, garnishing with parsley and coriander.
And, as suggested, a sprinkle of truffle oil, just for that extra bit of decadence. ;)

Overall, I'm very impressed with how the egg is working out. Albeit smelling like smoke and having to shower after each cook, the food is turning out much better than it would either in an oven or a stove top.

Comments

  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Looks so yummy!
  • allitnilsallitnils Posts: 109
    Looks so yummy!
    Thanks! :)
    The sauce was a bit strong for the mild fish, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. :D
  • NewvilleNewville Posts: 84
    Awesome! Enjoyed th story, thoughts and picture.
  • allitnilsallitnils Posts: 109
    Awesome! Enjoyed th story, thoughts and picture.
    Glad you enjoyed it.. :)
    A dish like this would have generally have been made inside, but being able to grill out, even in the middle of a cold winter's eve, is a wonderful experience - and as I mentioned, there is no way I'd be able to get these temperatures, either on the stove top or in a commercial oven.

    I've photos of my lamb shoulder that I made for lunch on the other thread. ;)
  • mr toadmr toad Posts: 668
    sounds nice - looks wonderful -
    we are getting ready to learn to do fish - thanks for the inspiration

    mr toad
    In dog Beers - I have had only one !
  • allitnilsallitnils Posts: 109
    sounds nice - looks wonderful -
    we are getting ready to learn to do fish - thanks for the inspiration

    mr toad
    Give it a go, fish is fantastic and super easy to cook.. As far as I know, get your cooking appliance hot, and put the fish in for a few minutes until just cooked through.
    And the taste and crunch of the skin is fantastic.. :)
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,742

    @allitnils,

    Do you have the frogmat available to you?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • allitnilsallitnils Posts: 109

    @allitnils,

    Do you have the frogmat available to you?

    No, I've never seen them before - but a quick google search showed some interesting results..
    Have you used one? What are they made out of?
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,742
    Not sure, it's a coated wire weave of some kind. Good to 500*F. Great for mild flaky fish like smooth oreo dory (sp?) sea bass and dolphin etc.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,742
    Yes, I'm sorry, I do have one and it is terrific.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,293
    Fantastic presentation!  I hate fish but that is a gorgeous meal you put together, nicely done. 

    Makes me wish I liked fish :)
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
  • allitnilsallitnils Posts: 109
    Fantastic presentation!  I hate fish but that is a gorgeous meal you put together, nicely done. 

    Makes me wish I liked fish :)
    mm.. fish can be delicious, depending on how it's cooked and what kind of fish it is.. :)
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