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Recipe Review:  Canadian Living’s Cod au Gratin

Recipe Review: Canadian Living’s

At last! Time to pit my old standard cod au gratin recipe against the others and see how it holds up. The recipe I usually use is from The Canadian Living Cookbook. I find the Canadian Living cookbooks to be very reliable–they are go-tos in my kitchen, kitchen encyclopedias, as it were, much like The Better Homes and Garden New Cookbook is for many people. The Canadian Living recipe for cod au gratin differs from others I have seen. The cod is oven-poached in milk until it is flakey. The milk is poured off the fish and used to make the béchamel sauce. ...
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Cod au Gratin Goes Cosmopolitan:  Review of Rock Recipes

Cod au Gratin Goes Cosmopolitan: Review

The second of the cod au gratin recipes I’m testing is from Rock Recipes. I have to admit that I’m rooting for this recipe because the creator, Barry Parsons, is a food blogger from St. John’s, Newfoundland, the home of cod au gratin. Parsons has changed things up with the addition of several ingredients that are anything but traditional. Parsons’ twists include savoury, which is a very traditional herb in Newfoundland. However, he also suggests the not-so-common-on-the-rock substitutes of dill or tarragon. I used tarragon, as I still...
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Recipe Review:  Ultramar’s Cod au Gratin

Recipe Review: Ultramar’s Cod au

So here we go! My first recipe review. . . The first version of Cod au Gratin I’m trying is the one from the Ultramar series called Traditional Recipes of Atlantic Canada. As I mentioned in the introduction to this recipe quest, Cod au Gratin is a baked cod and cheddar dish. This recipe has been shared online on a number of sites without proper credit. You can find it here or here. This is the recipe my mother uses, and I believe it’s a pretty widely used one (hence it’s availability on the internet–there’s a good chance that some of...
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Cod au Gratin

Cod au Gratin

I’m all about the home cooking, and nothing says home cooking to me like the dishes of my family’s culture. Those tuckamores there? They’ve got their roots in the same place I do, Canada’s newest, oldest, easternmost province–Newfoundland. Although I grew up in Ontario, my Newfoundland heritage is at the base of who I am. Surrounded by the ocean as they are, Newfoundlanders have always relied on the resources of the sea. It’s no surprise that fish is an important part of Newfoundland home cooking. My favourite is cod, fresh from...