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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Cod a la Portugaise

I wonder where I got this recipe?  I was surprised I hadn't posted it before, as it's so simple and flavorful.

1 onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 sprig fresh thyme, or 1/4 teaspoon dried
1 cup chopped tomatoes (canned OK)
1/2 cup white wine

Place the first six ingredients in a large skillet and simmer for five minutes

1 pound cod, cut in serving pieces and seasoned with salt and pepper

Place fish in skillet and bathe in sauce.  Simmer, covered, for five or ten minutes until just done.  Cod cooks very quickly this way.

1 tablespoon butter

Remove cod to serving dish and keep warm.  Boil sauce to reduce by about one third.  Stir in butter and pour sauce over fish.  Serve at once.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

An Afternoon Meal

My sister Katherine put on the nicest spread for a few family members on Sunday afternoon:  wings with blue cheese dressing; salmon and trout which she and Greg had smoked; kidney bean and celery salad and a tomato salad; a goat cheese log with apple and nuts.  Everything was cold or room temperature so it was very relaxing as well as delicious.