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Here are some more herbs AND spices that go good with certain foods.
For those of you that are artistic, this would make a beautiful gift for someone who likes to cook and bake, or is new at cooking and baking. I had a friend who copied something like this by hand in calligraphy, on a long sheet of paper, dyed the paper some pretty color and made colored scroll work all around the edges, and made a small frame all around and made it so that it could be hung on the wall. She also said a few words of friendship and put her name on the bottom and DATED it. It was a very personalized gift. See what you can do!!
cumin, garlic, onions, parsley, sage, savory, thyme
basil, cloves, dill, marjoram, mints, savory, thyme
basil, bay leaf, chili pepper, cumin, garlic, ginger, marjoram, onions, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme
anise, basil, caraway, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, dill, garlic, onions, oregano, parsley, poppy seeds, rosemary, sage, sesame seeds, thyme
basil, dill, garlic, nutmeg, oregano
basil, caraway, cayenne pepper, dill, marjoram, savory
basil, chervil, chives, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, dill, ginger, marjoram, mint, parsley, savory
basil, cumin, dill, garlic, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, savory, tarragon
basil, chervil, chives, coriander, curry powder, dill, garlic, marjoram, parsley, sage, tarragon, thyme
allspice, basil, bay leaf, cinnamon, curry powder, dill, garlic, ginger, mace, marjoram, nutmeg, onions, paprika, parsley, rosemary,, saffron, sage, savory, thyme
basil, chives, cinnamon, curry powder, dill, paprika, thyme
basil, cinnamon, garlic, marjoram, onions, oregano, parsley, savory, thyme
basil, chervil, chives, coriander, curry powder, dill, fennel, marjoram, oregano, paprika, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme
basil, chives, curry powder, dill, garlic, ginger, marjoram, oregano, parley, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme
anise, cinnamon . Cloves, ginger, mace, mints, nutmeg, rosemary
basil, bay leaf, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, curry powder, dill, garlic, ginger, mints, onions, parsley, rosemary, tarragon, thyme
coriander, marjoram, oregano, tarragon, thyme
basil, curry powder, dill, marjoram, parsley, thyme
caraway, chives, dill, marjoram, oregano, paprika, parsley, rosemary, tarragon, thyme
basil, chervil chives, coriander, dill, garlic, marjoram,, mints, oregano, parsley, rosemary, tarragon, thyme
basil, bay leaf, chives, dill, garlic, marjoram, onions, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, thyme
allspice, basil,, chives, nutmeg, rosemary
allspice, basil, cinnamon, cloves, dill, marjoram, nutmeg, rosemary, savory
garlic, marjoram, parsley, onions, rosemary, sage, thyme
basil, bay leaf, chives, garlic, oregano, parsley, rosemary, savory, tarragon, thyme
basil, garlic, marjoram, onions, rosemary, saffron , sage, savory, tarragon, thyme
basil, bay leaf, chervil, marjoram, onions, parsley, rosemary, savory, thyme
I'll be doing another blog starting with the herb or spice and what goes good with it.
Posted by Elaynn
@ 08:23 AM EST
FISH AND SHELLFISH INFO
COD Atlantic cod and Pacific cod have lean, firm white flesh.
FISH THAT MAY BE SUBSTITUTED: haddock, whiting (silver hake), pollock
HALIBUT INTERCHANGEABLE WITH petrale sole; pompano; swordfish; cod
FLATFISH flounders and halibuts. Some flatfish are called sole.
Flatfish have lean, delicately flavored white flesh.
FISH THAT MAY BE SUBSTITUTED: summer flounder (fluke); yellowtail flounder;
petrale, lemon, gray and rex soles; halibut; turbot
MACKEREL a/k/a BONITO, WAHOO. Mackerel has both dark and light fatty
flesh. King mackerel is stronger flavored and fattier than Spanish mackerel.
FISH THAT MAY BE SUBSTITUTED: wahoo; bullet, chub, king, spanish macerels;
GOOSEFISH a/k/a MONKFISH OR ANGLER FISH. Has firm, white flesh that
tastes like lobster. With goosefish only the tail section is edible.
FISH THAT MAY BE SUBSTITUTED: cusk
RED SNAPPER Flavorful, lean, juicy white flesh.
FISH THAT MAY BE SUBSTITUTED: other varieties of snapper on the Pacific
Coast, or rock fishes
SALMON A/K/A PINK, CHUM, SOCKEYE AND ATLANTIC SALMONS have fatty, distinctive-flavored firm flesh that ranges in color from white to deep coral.
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR SALMON.
SEA BASS Lean, firm, white flesh.
FISH THAT MAY BE SUBSTITUTED: black sea bass; sand perch; groupers; scamp;
sand bass; striped bass. INTERCHANGEABLE WITH: tuna; halibut; salmon;
haddock ; sea trout
SHARK a/k/a MAKO It has texture, color and taste similar to those of
swordfish. INTERCHANGEABLE W/ bluefin tuna, albacore, swordfish, catfish
FISH THAT MAY BE SUBSTITUTED: porbeagle; blue sharks
SWORDFISH Coarse-textured, rich, delicately flavored.
FISH THAT MAY BE SUBSTITUTED: mako; shark
TROUT A/K/A BROOK, RAINBOW; HATCHERY-BRED. Light meat, firm flesh, moderately fatty. INTERCHANGEABLE WITH red snapper; bluefish; perch
FISH THAT MAY BE SUBSTIUTED OR INTERCHANGED: brook, rainbow, hatchery bred
TUNA Several varieties. All have fatty, full flavored, light or dark flesh.
FISH THAT MAY BE SUBSTITUTED: bonito; mackerels
CRAB A/K/A HARD SHELL CRABS; BLUE, ROCK, DUNGENESS. Meat is delicate and moderately sweet.
Available live, fresh, frozen or cooked
LOBSTER Firm, rich tasting, non fatty succulent flesh
Available whole, live, cooked or frozen
SHRIMP AND PRAWNS (JUMBO SHRIMP) Delicate, firm flesh
Available fresh, cooked, frozen, whole, in shell or shelled
CLAMS HARD SHELL; LITTLENECK; CHERRYSTONE, CHOWDER CLAMS. Tender, sweet flesh
AVAILABLE whole or shucked, fresh or frozen
MUSSELS Mollusks Tender, sweet flesh
OYSTERS tender flesh, with delicate flavor.
Available year round, whole or shucked, fresh or frozen
SCALLOPS Bay and Sea. Both are tender, with delicately flavored ivory flesh.
AVAILABLE shucked, fresh or frozen
SQUID delicately flavored, firm (almost chewy) white flesh
Available whole or cut into pieces fresh or frozen
OTHER INTERESTING INFO
With a delicate texture fish when grilling with a perforated grill rack,
use disposable aluminum pans, the Nordic ware fish boat or heavy aluminum
foil so that the delicate fish dose not flake and fall between the grill
grates onto the fire.
FRESH WATER FISH PRESERVATIVE
This is a good way to preserve your fish if you cannot eat the fish right away. Even if you have to freeze them.
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 3/4 cup water
one 1 oz pkg unflavored gelatin
whole trout, gutted and cleaned
in small saucepan, combine lemon juice & water. Remove 1/2 cup
of the mixture and set aside. Bring the remaining lemon juice
mixture in the saucepan to boil. Sprinkle gelatin over the reserved
1/2 cup of lemon water til it softens. When gelatin has softened,
whisk it into the boiling lemon juice mixture & remove from heat.
Whisk til gelatin has dissolved & set saucepan aside to cool.
Dip each cleaned fish into lemon juice/gelatin mixture, then wrap
individually in plastic wrap & place in resealable plastic bags and freeze.
Whole trout treated in this way can be frozen for up to a year
SPECIAL NOTE: To test doneness ; carefully slide a sharp paring knife between the layers of the fish meat, then turn it slightly to get a good look inside. If the meat still looks translucent in the middle, give it another minute or two. You DON'T want the fish to flake, it will be tough, dry and chewy. When you do the knife test, press on it w/your finger & make a mental note of how firm it is. That's the firmness you want next
time. Use a timer, and then you won't ever have to do it w/the knife again!
Posted by Elaynn
@ 06:01 PM EDT
I thought that I might share with you a list of what herbs go with what type of fish. I have always found this to be helpful to know just which herbs to use with which fish. I've also included some types of wine and cheese
In another few days, I will have a list for meats, game, vegetables and fruits.
BASS garlic, onion, marjoram, dill,orange zest, curry powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, sweet Hungarian paprika, lemon zest, ground cumin, chili powder,
EXTRA: Madeira, dry sherry or sake,
CATFISH oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, onion, jalapeno pepper, cilantro,curry powder, sweet paprika, white pepper, oregano, bay leaf,
EXTRA: Monterrey Jack cheese, rice wine vinegar,
PANFISH (YELLOW PERCH, BLUEGILL, CRAPPIE, BULLHEAD, ROCK BASS, PUMPKINSEED) onion, garlic, ground cumin, chili powder, oregano, red pepper flakes, jalapeno, thyme, ground coriander, sweet paprika
EXTRA: cheddar cheese,
PERCH garlic, basil, dill, tarragon, ground, cumin
EXTRA: extra dry vermouth, rice wine vinegar, grated Parmesan cheese
PICKEREL onion, garlic, fresh cilantro, coriander, cayenne pepper, ground ginger, lemon,
EXTRA: Parmesan cheese, Monterrey Jack cheese,
PIKE marjoram, onion (including red onion),garlic,curry powder,lemon,orange peel/zest, parsley,basil, cumin seeds, cardamom, turmeric, cayenne pepper, cilantro, fresh mint thyme, oregano,chives,
EXTRA: grated Parmesan cheese, red wine vinegar, extra dry vermouth
SALMON ( all Pacific salmon are born in fresh water, run to the sea and then return to their birth streams to spawn) dill weed, fennel seed ( ground), onion, lemon zest, curry powder, tarragon,ground cumin and cumin seeds, chili powder, parsley, basil, bay leaves, garlic, whole peppercorns, ground coriander, red onion, ground turmeric, thyme
EXTRA: Japanese rice wine, dry white wine, Madeira wine
TROUT onion, red pepper, thyme, garlic, lemon zest, oregano, bay leaves, cayenne pepper, ground turmeric, cilantro, ground cumin, summer savory, pink peppercorns, curry powder, orange zest, shallots, Sweet Hungarian paprika
EXTRA: dry white wine or extra dry vermouth, apple cider vinegar
WALLEYE onion, orange zest, lime, red pepper flakes, garlic, thyme, oregano, cayenne pepper, curry powder, lemon, basil, parsley, tarragon, rosemary, sage, coriander, cilantro, Vidalia onion, tangerine
EXTRA: grated provolone cheese, yogurt, anisette, Parmesan cheese, extra dry vermouth or dry white wine
WHITE BASS onion, lime, garlic, basil, marjoram
EXTRA: yogurt, sour cream, horseradish, good with shrimp, red wine vinegar
BLUEFISH leeks , chives, garlic, parsley, tarragon, lemon,
EXTRA: WINE: Muscadet or California Sauvignon Blanc, Parmesan cheese
CATFISH lemon zest, garlic, gingerroot, garam masala, turmeric, cayenne, fennel, thyme, basil, oregano, parsleyk, chives
EEL parsley, shallot, thyme, sorrel, chervil, tarragon, mint, sage, lemon zest
EXTRA: dry white wine
FLOUNDER shallots, lemon zest, parsley,garlic, gingerroot, cumin, coriander, cayenne
GROUPER: onion, garlic, ginger root,garam masala, turmeric, cayenne,red pepper, basil
EXTRA: balsamic vinegar, yogurt
HADDACK onion, garlic, oregano, thyme, lemon zest, garlic, gingerroot, garam masala, turmeric, cayenne
MACKEREL onion, garlic, parsley, basil, oregano, thyme, paprika, lemon zest
EXTRA: dry white wine
MUSSELS: red onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime, garlic, ground coriander,, parsley, oregano
EXTRA: dry sherry, , grated Parmesan,
OCTOPUS onion, bay leaf, parsley, peppercorns, garlic, paprika, thyme
EXTRA; dry white wine
SEA BASS onion, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, parsley, thyme,lemon zest, gingerroot
EXTRA: dry white wine
SHRIMP ginger root, curry powder, celery seed, basil, oregano, thyme, garlic, cayenne and red pepper flakes, parsley, lemon zest, dill
EXTRA: white wine vinegar, dry sherry, feta cheese, yogurt
SKATE onion, garlic, oregano, thyme, cayenne, parsley
EXTRA dry white wine
SQUID onion, grlic, parsley, basil, oregano
EXTRA: dry white wine, Parmesan
TILAPIA onion,garlic, fennel leaves and bulb, lemon zest, parsley, ginger-root, garam masala, turmeric, basil,cayenne
EXTRA: yogurt , dry white wine
FISH BROTHS, GUMBOS, SOUPS, CHOWDERS:
FISH BROTHS thyme, parsley, whole cloves, black peppercorns
EXTRA: dry white wine
GUMBOS: onion, garlic, jalapeno, bay leaf, fish broth, thyme,cilantro, parsley
SOUPS & CHOWDERS: basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, garlic, onion, jalapeno, curry powder, cumin
EXTRA: dry sherry, dry white wine , balsamic vinegar
Posted by Elaynn
@ 07:19 PM EDT
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