Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cod Fish With Garlic Bread Spread a.k.a Skordalia



Cod Fish with garlic bread spread a.k.a Skordalia


Recipe by Mommy's Kitchen

By the time you get through my blog you will be able to order at any Greek Restaurant or Tavern.
Us Greeks love skordalia !! After having this dish, just make sure you have mints or cinammon gum with you. 

A dish that you will find at any local tavern in Greece and you must be a garlic lover.

When buying salted cod fish you have to cut it up and place it water for 3 days and  change the water twice a day. Cod fish has plenty of salt on it so it has to be removed before cooking. If you buy frozen like I did, take it out about an hour before you cook and it will be fine.

Ingredients
  • 1 whole cod fish
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 3 1/2 pounds potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Himalayan or regular salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

                             

Place your cod fish in cold water one hour before cooking. Yes, you read well cold water it thaws out quicker.



This type of knife works great on cutting frozen fish. Place in water it should thaw in about 
1/2 an hour or so.



Peel your potatoes


Cut each potato into 4 or even 6 pieces. When you have cut up alll your potatoes place them in a pot, cover with water and boil for about 20 min. After place your cod fish on top of potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes. Frozen cod fish cooks very fast. Place the cod fish in the pot along with the potatoes. Place pot back on the stove for about 15 - 20 minutes on high.


Take your garlic cloves and peel them, the more the zestier taste ! 



Take a blender add 2 ounces of oil, garlic and boiled potatoes and mix.






When you're done place your mash potatoes in abowl, mash about less than half of what you have boiled.


This is how it should look. If you want to get even more traditional (like my mom)  use a pestle and mortar, that's what she used for the whole process. The garlic is grounded instead of being chopped. I prefer the pestle and mortar but sometimes I'm a bit modern. ;)



Your garlic spread is ready, add fresh lemon, sprinkle with olive oil and serve !!
 My men in the family add plenty of black pepper on the potatoes they like them spicy.
Don't forger your Greek bread ! 


Kale Orexi !!! 

Prep time: 20- 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
Yield: 5 Servings