Saturday, March 28, 2015

Fish and Chips

Nothing I like better than fish and chips. Here is my fish batter recipe. It has been modified.

Beer Batter for Fish

One egg
Beer (If you want a really thick batter that will puff up like crazy use about a half can of beer. I use almost the whole can and I still get a pretty fluffy crust on the fish)
1/2 cup milk
1 1/3 cup of pastry flour or regular flour (I use regular flour.)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 pound of cod or haddock fillets

 In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cornstarch.

In a large bowl, beat together eggs and milk. Mix in beer. Stir in flour mixture. Season with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.

In a deep fryer heat oil to 375°. Coat fish with batter and submerge slowly in hot oil. Fry until golden brown about 4 to 5 minutes. I flip it at the half way point.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Smoked Salmon Pizza

Well here it is folks. Smoked Salmon Pizza. It was surprisingly good. I've included the recipe below. It is from the LCBO Food and Drink magazine.

Pizza with Smoked Salmon

½ cup of cream cheese...
1 chopped green onion
2 tbsp caper
2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
¼ teaspoon chili flakes
2 tbsp olive oil divided
2 tbsp sesame seeds
¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
Thinly sliced smoked salmon
1 cup baby arugula

In a small bowl, combine cream cheese with green onion, caper, dill and chili flakes. Set aside
Preheat oven to 425F

Divide dough into 2 equal balls. Place on oiled pizza pans. Brush olive oil over both pizzas, and sprinkle sesame seeds around the edges of pizzas, pressing gently so they stick. Scatter red onion over both pizzas. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

While still warm spread cream cheese mixture ove the inner circle of pizzas. Arrange the salmon so that they cover both pizzas. Scatter arugula over the salmon.