Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Cod Pilaf

Pilaf, (also known as pulaw, pulao, polow, plov and pilav) came across while looking for an unusual way of preparing a meal. A very weird-looking recipe from http://www.kwestiasmaku.com/dania_dla_dwojga/pilaf_z_jajkiem_dorszem/przepis.htm has gained the name 'The fushion of flavours' because, indeed, it undoubtedly is. 
Definitely worth trying!

Ingredients (4 portions):
  • 200 g (2 bags) of rice
  • 2-3 tablespoons of raisins (= sultanas)
  • 4 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • 4 tablespoons of almond flakes (might be slightly browned on the frying pan)
  • spices: 1/2-1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 5-7 cardamom seeds (powder might be used instead, but then not more than 2 teaspoons), 2 teaspoons of Sichuan Pepper (I used basic, classic, black one instead), 3 teaspoons of yellow curcuma, 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 of the lemon or lime
  • 300-500 g of cod fillets
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 boiled eggs, chopped
  • salt and pepper

  1. Take a pot, pour water inside, salt it. Boil. When the water reaches 100C, add rice. Boil it for 10-15 minutes, till the rice gets soft.
  2. Take a quite big casserole, cut the rice bag and put the rice inside.
  3. Turn on the oven and start preheating it to 150C.
  4. Take the cod, wash it, cut it into smaller pieces, sprinkle with pepper and salt.
  5. Mix the rice with raisins, parsley, almonds, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, 2 teaspoons of curcuma. Stir. Add bay leaves and lime/lemon wedges.
  6. Put the cod in the casserole, sprinkle with the last teaspoon of curcuma and with oil.
  7. Cover the casserole with foil and put in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  8. If the fish is not ready after spending 30 minutes in hot oven, take the foil off and bake for additional 3-5 minutes.
  9. Add the eggs, cut into wedges.
  10. Bon Appetit! :)

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