Newfoundland has its own distinct culture. The speech is basically an Irish brogue, from Waterford. The province has strong ties to the sea, and its most distinctive dishes combine Irishness and the sea. Seen here, on my plate in Velma's Kitchen (Water Street, St Johns NF) is a helping of cods tongues (it is exactly what it sounds) garnished with pan-fried scrunchions. Scrunchions are made from cured pork belly fat cubed and pan fried.
On April 28 2010 18 Views
Evertrip On 29/04/2010
I think that scrunchios is what we call Torresmo ... Do you think it was a good side dish for cods tongues ? i got quite curious about how the codes tongues tastes like ... and what a kind texture they have.
Great to find here different dishes from far away lands ....
Pamelaadam On 29/04/2010
Gertrudsdottir On 29/04/2010
Annie Proulx made NF cods' tongues world famous in The Shipping News.
Mindmap On 29/04/2010
I have heard that the old folks here made
jelly from breams tongues! On that time they
should have cathed hundreds of breams to get
tongues enough for one dinner.
Why not - if they are cods tongues they
would taste as cod. Do you have better suggestions?
Alansky22 On 29/04/2010
Well I'd give it a go
...but where's the Chablis to wash it down? ;-)
Geogblog On 28/04/2010
Cod tongues taste like cod. Not impressive, but I'm glad I tried it.
Pwolman On 28/04/2010
I believe that scrunchions are basically what the U.S. Southerners call pork rinds.
Back in New York, I think they are called cuchifritos, at least in the Puerto Rican and Spanish-speaking neighborhoods, from the American Spanish cuchí (an alteration of cochino, or "pig").
That usage must be carefully distinguished from another ethnicity's use of the root homonym that I'm certain fotolog would censor were I to write it here.
As for cods' tongues, you got me, but I'll bet my Fischadler would know....
Ajs On 28/04/2010
What do cods tongues taste like? Never heard of them! Looks an interesting plate of food!
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