Mackerel with Sorrel or Gooseberry Sauce

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: March 15, 2018
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 20 minutes

I’ve been having a little trouble getting this done properly.  Sorrel is not an herb I am familiar with, though I am learning from Barbadian friends. Nor is it common in supermarkets yet. But I finally found some in dried form.  Not quite what the recipe calls for, but I’ll try again in the summer to get fresh.  And to do the gooseberry version properly.

Mackerel in Sorrel Sauce

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Asian Grilled Salmon

Source: Simply in Season
Date tried: February 5, 2018
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes

I had a bit of trouble with this as I was using a gas broiler for the first time, and not sure how that would affect timing. Also, I found no fresh salmon, so used frozen. It was still a pleasant dish, but I think with fresh salmon and a familiar broiler or grill it would have been excellent.

Asian Grilled Salmon

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Caldinho de Peixe

Source: Indian Recipes Under 30 Minutes
Date: December 21, 2017
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time needed:30 minutes

This recipe is a good reminder that in Indian culture “curry” is not a spice, nor even the blend of spices we call curry powder. It is a type of cooking. A curry is a stew using meat, fish, chicken or vegetables in a spiced sauce. The spices may or may not include curry leaves or a curry powder blend. They may or may not provide the flavour we associate with curry powder.

In this dish the flavours that stand out are cumin and coriander with a hint of coconut in the coconut milk sauce base, and the author describes it as “fish in a light coconut milk curry”.

I confess I did not go out and get a fresh coconut to grind up with water to provide the coconut milk. I used a can of coconut milk. So I had to guess at the quantities. I also expect it was nowhere near as thick as thick coconut milk obtained from the first grinding.

Nevertheless I enjoyed the dish and my only objection is that white fish in a white sauce served with white rice made for a colourless meal. And that reminds me, I am not familiar with the fish named in the recipe and do not know if they would have added colour. I used the white fish fillets I had on hand in the freezer.

Caldinho de Peixe

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Grilled Fish and Coconut Rice

Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Made: January 27, 2014
Yield: 6 servings
Time to make: 30-40 minutes

This is a simple recipe and can be easily made in the time it takes to cook the rice.  Note that the rice is cooked in two stages: with water and then with coconut milk.

Grilled Fish and Coconut Rice

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