Newspaper Fish for Dinner, Mackerel, Trout, Recipe from Scandinavian Kitchen Cookbook

For all those who ignored Scandinavian food, Noma has put it on the map.

Rene Redzepi is of course not the only one.

A wonderful example of how to use the local bounty is The Scandinavian Kitchen (Kyle Books, 2011) by Camilla Plum.

Using 100 essential ingredients the book offers 200 authentic recipes.

Today, I chose to share a very short one.

Instead of Fish en Papillotte, pick a Mackerel, a Trout, go through the newspaper pile and put together this Newspaper fish for dinner.

Newspaper fish 1

Newspaper fish

You can try this recipe with a whole herring, mackerel, or a good-sized perch, trout, or white fish, as long as it is very fresh. There is no need to scale the fish for this recipe, as you will not be eating the skin anyway. Fill the cavity of the fish with herbs and a piece of butter, then close the cavity with a twig. Salt the fish rather heavily on the outside, add a few pats of butter, and wrap it in several pages and layers of wet newspaper. Close the package with twine. Put the package directly on glowing embers, and let it burn until there is only a single layer of newspaper left, by which time the fish will be done and delicious. Unwrap and eat, preferably with your fingers.

Short and to the point

(* Recipe reproduced courtesy of Kyle Books, all rights reserved, Photo by Anne-Li Engstrom)

Previous Post

Champagne on the Golf Course, Pol Roger is Served, Limited Edition Poster by JP Got

May 23
You never know what you might find while cleaning your e-mail inbox. Coincidence or not, as I am getting ready to head to New York for Grand Champagne Tasting, I unearthed a poster created by Jean-Pierre Got for Pol Roger Holiday 2007 season. Here's the story behind its creation as related by Jean-Pierre: Champagne Pol Roger was created in 1849. Known to be among the best champagne wines, it was Sir Winston Churchill's favourite. The...
Next Post

Hip Chick Digs girl Renee Wilkinson author of Modern Homestead planting seeds at Book Expo America, May 26

May 24
Shame on me. Until her publisher reached out to me, I had not heard about Renee Wilkinson nor read her blog Hip Chick Digs or her book Modern Homestead (Fulcrum Publishing, April 2011). Her book in a nutshell: "Everything you ever wanted to know about homesteading, all with a cool, modern style. From windowsills to backyards, cities hold more potential for growth than just urban sprawl. We can grow vegetables, raise small livestock, and fill...