This episode is a conversation about salting fish, especially salt cod, with Newfoundlander Lori McCarthy of Food Culture Place.
Fish and Seafood Recipes
A wide selection of fish and seafood recipes from all over the world, with all sorts of fish both freshwater and saltwater. Everything from classic fish and chips and garlic butter scallops to fantastic but lesser known dishes like halibut puttanesca, or lobster tacos or Greek fish with honey and ouzo.
A classic pike recipe from Scandinavia, these pike balls are easy to make and get around all those bones. It’s a fun appetizer or easy meal. Other fish work well, too.
Hamachi sashimi is easy to make and wonderful to eat. Hamachi is yellowtail, and other jacks, wahoo or tuna can be used here.
Fried walleye is a classic for a reason: Crispy on the outside, flaky on the inside. The method here is buttermilk fried fish, and it works with all firm, white fish.
Tacos de marlin, or marlin tacos, are popular in Baja and Sonora, Mexico. Really any smoked fish works here, not just marlin. This recipe uses smoked fish, roasted chiles, tomatoes and onions and melty cheese.
A simple, elegant Japanese clam soup made with a clear, dashi-based broth, a touch of garlic, sea vegetables and chives. Use small clams for this.
A classic Mexican garlic sauce used mostly on fish and seafood – in this case snook – but it’s also great on chicken or quail.
Wild ingredients can link you to time and place on a plate in ways far stronger than supermarket food. Here’s one example of doing exactly that.