3 kg fresh gutted cod with head
1 large onion
4 cloves garlic
10 pcs. bay leaves
10 pcs. whole juniper
10 pcs. whole peppercorns
1 Tbsp. fenikkel seesd
2 tbsp. salt
½ cup vinegar
1 kg small potatoes
30 g butter
3 tbsp. flour
½ liter of broth and a little milk/cream (approx. quantity)
150 g fish's mustard
2 tbsp. Blue Dragon Fish Sauce
Choose your own favorite Garnish
Boiled cod with mustard sauce
I want my cooked cod served simple - only with capers and horseradish
Procedure without liability: Clean the cod for blood, and the black inner skin and gills, if you want to use the head. Cut the head off and cut the cod into appropriate pieces. Lightly salt (1 tablespoon) the pieces 1 hour before use. Put all the spices in a suitably large saucepan and add the cod pieces on top. Pour water so it just covers and a ½ cup of vinegar and 1 tbsp. salt. Bring the water quickly to a boil and then screw down a little, so it just simmers for 15 minutes. Maybe the broth must be skimmed for the white foam, when broth is used for the sauce. While the sauce is made the cod remains in boiling water and drag - max. 5 to 10 minutes.
Place butter in a saucepan and melt it without browning. Put flour little by little while constant stirring. Stir broth and a little milk/cream in while stirring. Find one - for you - suitable consistency and cook the sauce for a few minutes while stirring. Come 2 tbsp. fish sauce and 100 g fish mustard in and stir it together. It must not boil more as mustard loses its flavor.
Small fine potatoes are boiled for 20 minutes in lightly salted water and peel. The man doing the fish and the sauce and the wife pills potatoes, there's work distribution in most homes.
Serving: Server the cod with your favorite toppings. I think horseradish and capers are enough for the delicate cod meat.
Garnish: Maybe a little green dill over the potatoes.
Drinks: A cold beer may be the case.
Hints: Real clipfish can be made using the same recipe once the cod is diluted. In Portugal/Spain is made a dish called Bacalhau. See recipe below. There is also another form of dried cod Stockfish.