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2 lbs salt meat, cut into pieces
1 head cabbage, cut into quarters
4-5 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut in half, if desired
6 carrots, peeled and sliced in half or quarters
1 large turnip, peeled and sliced
2 parsnips, if desired, peeled and sliced
Place saltmeat in large pot with 6-8 cups water.
Bring to a boil and cook for 1-1/2 hours.
2 cups flour (makes 4 medium balls)
3 teaspoons Magic baking powder, no other works as well
1/2 - 3/4 cups water, enough to form balls (more water, if needed).
Place flour in mixing bowl,
Gravy (makes 2 1/2 - 3 cups)
Juice from cooked meat or poultry
1 chopped onion
3 tbsp. Cornstarch or flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Add 2 cups water to the meat juice in fry pan
1 pkg. dried yellow peas
Put peas in a cotton pudding bag.
Cabbage Hash (leftovers )
Left over vegetables from cooked dinner
Left over doughboys(slice and fry in pork grease or butter before you add the mashed up vegetables)
Left over salt meat
1 uncooked onion
1 tsp. cooking oil (or fry salt pork rashers)
Cut up salt meat and place in frypan. Fry
with cut up onion until onion is tender.
Salt Pork Rashers:
Slice thin pieces of pork/fatback.
Fry over medium heat until brown and crispy. Use fat to fry and cook onion for cabbage hash
Fish, Potatoes and Drawn butter
3lbs. salted cod fish that has been cut up and soaked in water overnight.
5 or 6 potatoes, peeled, cut in half.
Boil the fish for 10-15 minutes before adding
potatoes to the pot
1 cup butter
3 teaspoons flour
2 small onions, chopped
1 cups hot water
Melt butter in small saucepan. Add onions
and cook until tender over low heat.
Baked Stuffed Squid
3 cooked potatoes, mashed
1 tsp poultry seasoning
2 tsp melted butter
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 tsp salt
1 onion chopped
Clean squid. Remove tentacles, skin and innards. Wash thoroughly
Make a dressing by combining potatoes, poultry seasoning, butter, crumbs and onion. Stuff the squid with this mixture. Place the squid on skewers and sew the ends. Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour in a 350 degrees oven. Or fry the squid in cooking oil, or rendered pork grease, until golden brown all around (turn gently)
Cut up in rings or serve whole with vegetables.
Deep Fried Fish
1 cup flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 egg
Combine ingredients, adding milk enough to make batter smooth.
Cut fish in squares.
Dip each piece in batter until completely covered.
Then place in hot cooking oil until golden brown.
Serve with boiled potatoes,
or home made french fries.
Fish and Brewis and Scrunchions
1 lb. salt cod
4 cakes of hard bread,
1 tsp. Salt,
4 strips of fat pork
Soak salt cod overnight in cold water.
In separate pan soak 4 cakes of hard bread
in cold water.
Drain, skin, and debone fish.
Boil brewis using the same water the bread soaked in, add salt and bring the hard bread to a near boil, but do not boil
Drain very dry and keep warm.
Cut fat pork into small cubes, and fry until crunchy.
Boil whole, medium sized potatoes.
Place serving of fish, brewis (cooked hard bread), and potato on plate and cover with scrunchions and the rendered fat (delicious!).
Chop fish and brewis together in a casserole and serve by the spoonful covered with scrunchions
Pan Fried Cod Tongues
30 cod fish tongues,
1 1/2 cups of flour,
3 tbs. margarine or cooking oil,
1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper.
Carefully wash fresh cod tongues and dry in a paper towel.
Put flour, salt, and pepper together in a plastic page. Add tongues and shake until they are covered evenly with flour.
Melt margarine oil in large frypan
Add tongues and cook until golden brown
Serve hot, with mashed potatoes, carrots, and turnip, or with french fries
Fresh Cod Fish, Stewed
3 lbs. cod fish fillet,
3 strips pork,
1 large chopped onion,
5 cups cubed potatoes
3/4 cup boiling water,
1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper.
Place fatback in a stewing pot, and let fry out well.
Cut cod fillets into pieces,
Add fish to fat and then add onions.
Add potatoes, covering fish.
Add salt and pepper.
Add 3/4 cup of boiling water
Cover and cook slowly, about 30 minutes, or
until potatoes are tender.
Cod Fish Cakes
1 lb. salt cod soaked overnight in water, cooked and flaked;
2 tbs. margarine;
1 medium finely chopped onion,
6 boiled potatoes, mashed
1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. Pepper,
1 tbs. savory.
Heat margarine in a frying pan until hot.
Blueberry Grunt (makes a grunting sound when cooking)
2 cups flour
1 cup shortening
2 cups blueberries
2 tbsp sugar
4 to 5 tbsp cold water
Blend flour, salt and sugar together; cut
Old Time Homemade Bread
10-12 cups flour
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons sugar 1 package yeast
2 teaspoons salt
Dissolve sugar in 1 cup lukewarm water. Sprinkle 1 package yeast over this. Let stand in warm place for 10 minutes. Stir well.
Add to flour, with warm water, combining well. Knead in the pan for 8-10 minutes or until light and add small amounts of flour until non-sticky. Shape into a smooth ball and place in greased bowl in a warm place, until double bulk, approximately 1 1/2 hours.
After this time, push under the sides, flip over the ball and knead the sides into the center for a few minutes. Flip over again, cover and let rise a second time for 1 hour. (Some people don't use the second rising.)
After second rising, cut off chunks of dough and shape into balls about the size of a baseball.
Shape3 balls each per greased loaf pan. Cover pans and dough with light cloth.
Let rise again in warm place until double, about 1 hour. (In the oven of the electric stove with the oven light on is a good place for this last rising.)
Place in a 375F degree pre-heated oven for 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pans and butter tops. Place on a cloth and cover to let cool.
OR Serve immediately, sliced, with butter and molasses, yum, yum!
Round Pea Soup
1pkg. Round yellow peas, soaked overnight (drain before using)
1/2 pkg. split yellow peas (to thicken, if desired)
1 cup of carrot, chopped
1cup turnip, chopped
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 lb. salt beef cut in small pieces,
8 cups cold water
Soak beef overnight, drain. Place in soup pot and cover with fresh cold water.
Place peas in pot with salt beef.
(split peas will be cooked when the veggies are done)
Split pea soup:
Cook 1 pack of split peas with chopped onion, chopped turnip and carrot if desired. Cook with salt beef or use a ham bone for a different flavor.
Serve with dough boys
2 lb. Moose meat cut in cubes
10 cups water
2 large onion, chopped
3 carrots , chopped
1 small turnip , chopped
2 parsnip , chopped
1/2 cup rice
Salt and pepper
In a large pot add 10 cups water, Moose meat.
Add chopped onion and let boil for one hour.
Salt beef cut in small pieces
8 cups water
rabbit(cleaned and cut up)
3 carrots ( diced)
1 turnip (diced)
2 Potatoes ( diced)
1large. Onion (diced)
Cut salt beef into small pieces. Place in
large saucepan and add 2-qt. cold water. Bring to a boil and then strain off
Cut pieces of salt dried fish and place on grate in wood stove. Watch carefully and turn so it does not char too much. After 10-15 minutes, take out the fish and place it in a pot of water to cool and to render some salt out of it.
Delicious with fresh bread and molasses.
Chop a medium sized turnip and 1 large onion. Fry out rashers, if desired. If not use some vegetable oil to soften the onion. Place turnip in fry pan over onions, cook until tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Take dried capelin and place in wood stove securely on a burning piece of wood. Leave there for 5 minutes. Take out and soak in water if desired.
Cut of pieces of homemade bread dough. Fry in rendered pork fat or butter. Fry golden brown on both sides until dough is cooked through. Serve with molasses.
Fresh Stewed Fish Sounds (you may use salted sounds but don't add salt to the recipe.)
Cut the sounds off the sound bone of 7 or 8 codfish. It is the whitish rubbery part with a black skinlike layer attached to it.
It tastes better than it sounds (no pun intended!).
Remove as much of the black stuff as possible. Sounds must be cooked a long time because they are tough.
After an hour add a chopped onion and 4 or 5 cut up potatoes. Keep adding some water or it will stick to the bottom of the pan. (It has a gluey texture.) Salt and pepper to taste.
Stewed Cod Heads (fresh)
Take as much of the black scale off the heads as possible.
Render some pork or use vegetable oil. Fry the heads until they fall apart. Remove as much large bones as possible.
Add chopped up potatoes and onion. Salt and pepper to taste.
Try not to put too much water on the stew or you will have soup!
It's done when the potatoes are tender.
March 04, 2014