2013年2月7日木曜日

garden gobbles

This is a really cool idea from veggie gobbler .  I grow a lot of stuff but din't really appreciate it as much as I should when I actually use it and eat it.  It's just there.  So I use it.

But I think consciously appreciating the harvest once a week will be a good idea.  And make me feel the hard work is worth it a bit more, hey?

Cooking from my garden posts in Winter in snow country????

Yup.

Doable.

Definitely doable.

In fact eating the harvest takes on a rather desperate pace as the stuff we stored in the Autumn is starting to show its age and begging to be eaten or retired to the chook food bin...

And for us at the moment it's all about eating potatoes.

We have two big apple crates full of potatoes.

The only thing big is the crate.  

After a couple of months of picking over and eating the best potatoes we are left with hundreds of small potatoes that are a bit of a finnicky pain to use so you need to think of really yummy recipes to make it worth your while.

And that's where this is a winner:

salt cod with potatoes, onion and tomato.

The tomatoes I froze whole on the recommendation of a friend.  Hmmm, I'm not sure.  They are quite watery.  But in this kind of dish it's no problem.

Stirfry onion and potatoes, pour hot water over cod to de-salt it a bit, when onion is soft add cod, tomatoes, pepper, 1/2 cup water and 2Tb sake.  Put lid on sand steam/ panfry till liquid evaporates and bottom goes a bit gluey (in a good way!) and potatoes are soft.  If you run out of liquid before potatoes are soft just add some more and repeat.

Totally yummy!

And if it wasn't hidden under snow it would look great garnished with some parsley or chives or something, hey?

3 件のコメント:

veggiegobbler さんのコメント...

Ok so now I feel way guilty! We are too lucky in Australia with the weather. I'm sure if we got snow I would spend the entire time indoors snuggling by a fire and whining about the cold. You are always inspiring!

Mark Willis さんのコメント...

Hope I'm getting this right - can't understand the Japanese characters on your blog! I'm a non-fish-eater, so I wouldn't like your dish, but I just wanted to say that I love using up all the little tiny potatoes, like you have done - seems somehow extra thrifty. I usually eat them plain boiled, slathered in butter and eaten with a cocktail stick at a time when you might otherwise eat crisps. Much healthier. I'm with you on the frozen tomatoes too. Better to make them into suace first I reckon.

Liz さんのコメント...

Great use of your stored product. I've always meant to try cooking with salt cod and this looks a great place to start.