Saturday, February 05, 2011
Here's one for Le Skrei!
One of the advantages of living by an Arctic coast, is the access to fresh seafood of superb quality all year round.
I love the seafood store: prawns, haddock, salmon, coalfish, halibut and even the southern guest tuna.
Today I picked up some wonderful pieces of Arctic Cod. Not any cod, but the cod that gets the oohhs and wows from the gourmet chefs of France: Le Skrei.
The skrei wanders along the coast, from the Barents Sea to the Lofoten Islands where hundreds of fishing boats eagerly await it's arrival in February. And all the newspapers go: IT'S HERE!
The enthusiasts take it with liver and roe, we like it au naturel, with steamed carrots, boiled potates and melted butter. That's it.
Like Nigella you'll find me sneaking around the fridge by night for leftovers: (and these nights I'm up at least at couple of times): on toast with mayones and a pinch of salt n pepper. I've always thought does anyone do that - really??? For The Skrei, I do.
Have a great week!