Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Traditional Croatian Fisherman Feast

On our recent trip to Croatia, we had the opportunity to take a cooking class from our hosts on the island of Korcula. Nikola and Maria demonstrated how to make a traditional fisherman feast. They don't use a recipe, so I scribbled some notes as they talked but as Nikola said, "You can;t mess this up."

Ingredients

Several pieces of cod/ hake cut into 3-4 inch pieces (whole fish pieces preferred, but you can use fillets from the grocery store)
olive oil
salt
2-3 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
garlic, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
a couple of teaspoons of Vegetta (a Croatian vegetable bullion)
parsley
bay leaves


Directions

1. Bring a pan of water with olive oil and salt to a boil over high heat
2. Add potatoes to the water with garlic, onion, parsley, and bay leaf. Boil for 5 minutes.
3. You are ready to add fish when the potatoes are soft. Boil fish for a couple of minutes on each side and then flip.
4. Ladle into bowl and serve with bread.

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