vrijdag 8 januari 2010

Foody Friday Festive Cod

My New Year's dinner for the inlaws was a big hit. I was surprised that they where so enthousiastic.
We had some different appetizers and pink champagne.
Then we had filet of cod wrapped in taggliatelli with tomato salsa.
Jerusalem artichock soup with smoked salmon
Filet of hare with cranberry jus and pumpkin pancakes
For dessert I had vanilla icecream and fresh baked vanilla spiced pineapple.

It was especially the cod that was a big hit and it is such an easy recipie.
So here it is for you foody fans.

Best piece of cod. About 4 inches long, 2 inches wide and 1 inch thick
Fresh tagliatelli
Fresh tomatoes
Semi dryed or fresh abricots
Some spring onions
Salt/ pepper
Acacia honey, olive oil and white balsamic vinegair.


Prepare in advance.
Cook the fresh pasta until it is almost done.
Spice the cod with pepper and salt.
Wrap the cod in the taggliatelli.A tricky job. The picture is of my plate and of course I had the last remaining piece so it is not the best of my parcels.
Put this in the fridge ready for use.
Made a salsa of thin slices of peeled and seeded tomatoes, thin slices of apricots and spring onions. Make a dressing of the balsamic vinegair,olive oil and a bit of runny honey, salt and pepper.
Dress the salsa just before serving.
Bake the wrapped cod in a combination of butter and olive oil.
Serve with the salsa.

10 opmerkingen:

Martha zei

This looks good -- glad the meal was so successful.

As to the apricot brandy -- anything with alcohol in it should last a long time and because it is dried apricots it doesn't get "cloudy" like the orange I make. We usually manage to drink it by the time it is necessary to make more!

I've never heard of rhubarb liqueur but that would be good too!

Thanks for visiting.

Mary zei

This really looks good. Your mentire meal sounds delicious. I'm sure your guests were very pleased. Happy New Year. I hope 2010 brings you health, happiness and prosperity.

The Tablescaper zei

This looks good, but I too have never heard of rhubarb liquer.

- The Tablescaper

Troy zei

Your cod looks like it is all dressed up and ready to go to a party!

What a fun dish to make, to serve and to eat!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Troy

Michael Lee West zei

The cod looks delicious. I always forget about cod, for some reason. I just needed a great recipe like this one. Thank you!

Sue (Someone's Mom) zei

What an interesting recipe...very different than anything I've ever made. Thank you for stopping to visit me!

Sue

Rachelle @ Olivia's Cottage zei

Thank you for the post on my Foodie Friday. The idea of the soup as an appetizer sounds awesome, especially as the way you did it.

Sara's Sweet Surprise zei

I was so happy to see you visiting me again. I appreciate your input on my Pot Du Creme's. I like mixing it up with different ingredients too.
One of my favorites is adding Disaronno, for it's distinct caramel flavor.

Your cod dish is so pleasing to the eye and I'm sure to the palette as well. I like serving colorful presentation like yours, especially at this time of year when the weather is so bleak.
Thank you for sharing this delightful recipe.

I look forward to visiting more often in this new year. I would like to add you to my blog roll.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Sara's Sweet Surprise zei

Hello ~I wanted to stop by to reconnect. I've had a few absences from blogging and have lost touch with some of my friends that I miss sooo.
Since winter landed on our doorstep...it provided us the motivation for some indoor fun.
Looks like you're enjoying a bit of fun yourself with... cooking.
This looks wonderful. I just picked up some fish today. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
It's wonderful how inspiring blog friends as yourself can be, that's why I love returning the gesture, by sharing cooking or DIY ideas too.
I hope you can stop by so we can reacquaint ourselves. .

Sweet wishes,
Sara

LiLi M. zei

Hallo Nicky,
Het is eventjes geleden... maar ik kom toch even langs om jullie hele fijne Paasdagen toe te wensen!