Monday, October 28, 2013


serves 6-8

1 lb. pollock, cod, or other white fish fillets
8 oz. shellfish (mussels, cockles, prawns)
4 oz. salmon, cubed
1/4 stick butter
2 oz. streaky bacon, cut into matchstick strips
2 lb. mixed vegetables (onions, leeks, carrots, celery, waxy potatoes), diced
2 1/4 cups water
1/4 oz. dillisk (purple-reddish seaweed)
1/4 oz. Carrageen, a.k.a. Irish moss
2 1/4 cups milk
Garnish: fresh parsley and chives

Cook the bacon strips in butter until crisp. Add all the vegetables except the potatoes. Season with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper and cook slowly without coloring for 5 minutes. Add water, dilisk and Carrageen and cook for 10 minutes. Add the potatoes and milk and cook until potatoes are soft. Add fish and shellfish and cook for 3-5 minutes. Check seasoning and serve sprinkled with chopped parsley and chives.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Best of Irish Potato Recipes by Biddy White Lennon, pp. 62-63. Dublin: The O'Brien Press, 12 Terenure Road East, Rathgar, Dublin 6, Ireland, 2002

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