Amount Measure Ingredient — Preparation Method——– ———— ——————————–1 1/2 pounds salt cod — (stockfish/baccala)8 pounds potato1/2 liter olive oil4 heads garlic4 ounces onions — chopped4 ounces celery — chopped
Soak fish in water; change water daily for 6 days.
Boil fish for 1/2 hour (outside if possible to prevent fish odor in your house).
Boil potatoes until done. Peel and cube potatoes
Clean, skin and debone fish.
Mix stockfish with potatoes, add onions and celery.
Blend garlic and olive oil in blender; add to potatoes and stockfish.
1 pound red kidney beans — dry1 large onion — chopped1 each bell pepper — chopped5 each rib celery — choppedgarlic — minced1/2 teaspoon dried thyme — or more if needed1 each bay leaf — or more if neededtabasco sauce — to tasteCreole seasoning (See separate recipe) — to taste (start with a tablespoon)salt — to tasteliquid smoke — to taste (start with a teaspoon)
Soak the beans overnight, if possible. The next day, drain and put fresh water in the pot. Bring the beans to a rolling boil. Make sure the beans are always covered by water, or they will discolor and get hard. Boil the beans for about 45-60 minutes, until the beans are tender but not falling apart. Drain.
While the beans are boiling, saute the Trinity (onions, celery, bell pepper) until the onions turn translucent. Add the garlic and saute for 2 more minutes, stirring occasionally. After the beans are boiled and drained, add the sauteed vegetables to the beans, then add seasonings, and just enough water to cover. Add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil along with the seasonings. Add liquid smoke, to taste – start with about a teaspoon.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook for 2 hours at least, preferably 3, until the whole thing gets nice and creamy. Adjust seasonings as you go along. Stir occasionally, making sure that it doesn’t burn and/or stick to the bottom of the pot. (If the beans are old — say, older than six months to a year — they won’t get creamy. Make sure the beans are reasonably fresh. If it’s still not getting creamy, take 1 or 2 cups of beans out and mash them, then return them to the pot and stir.
If you can… let the beans cool, stick them in the fridge, and reheat and serve for dinner the next day. They’ll taste a LOT better. When you do this, you’ll need to add a little water to get them to the right consistency.
Serve generous ladles-full over hot white long-grain rice, pickled onions and good French bread. There are some great vegan sausages out there that you can serve as well – grilled, preferably, but you could fry or broil them as well.
Adapted by Daniel from a recipe by Chuck Tagart in the Gumbo Pages.
From Catherine, a PFI customer:
Sweet red roasted peppers – 3 – 4 pieces on whole wheat pita bread (or any whole grain bread) with kasseri shavings (or any other very strong hard cheese), olive tapenade or pitted kalamata olives or olive mix- maybe about 1 TB
yum!!! makes a very satisfying sandwich, and it’s pretty healthy as you use so little cheese
From Kelly, a wonderful PFI employee:
This recipe is open to variation and flexibility in ingredients.
1 med onion4 cloves garlic, minced1/3 c. olive oil1 1/2 lbs frozen spinach, (you could use fresh, but frozen is easier)1/2 t. salt1 t. oregano1 t. basil1 T. bread crumbs1 c. feta3/4 c. ricotta or cottage cheese, whole or low fatblack pepper2 eggs (can use just the whites)5 to 7 phyllo sheets5 T. olive oil or melted butter1/2 c. (more or less) grated romano or parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 375 – 400 (heat of oven will determine baking time)
Finely chop onion and mince garlic, cook in 1 T. olive oil in large skillet over moderately low heat until softened. Squeeze spinach to remove as much liquid as possible and add to onion with salt, oregano and basil. Cook mixture over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until liquid is evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
In a bowl, whisk eggs until combined. Add eggs, bread crumbs, feta, ricotta and pepper to spinach and combine well. Adjust seasonings as necessary. Bring filling to room temperature.
Unwrap phyllo and lay on a sheet of plastic wrap or waxed paper, and then cover the stack completely with a dampened kitchen towel. Melt butter if using, and brush cookie sheet or tart pan with butter or olive oil.
On a work surface (or directly on the pan) lay first sheet of phyllo and brush with olive oil or butter and then sprinkle with romano/parmesan cheese. Lay next sheet on top of first and repeat procedure of brushing with oil and then sprinkling with cheese. Continue layering with the rest of sheets. Transfer to pan (if you were working on a different surface).
Spoon filling onto center of phyllo spreading out evenly, leaving 3-4 inches on each side. Roll up sides of phyllo towards the center and tuck to form rolled edge barrier. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until phyllo is golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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