Paleo “Fish & Chips”

Well, not really, but that’s what we jokingly dubbed this dish. Very simple and quick.

paleo fish n chips
Paleo "Fish & Chips"

This was simply wild-caught Alaskan cod fried in a very nice amount of butter, salt & pepper to taste. In the meantime, make a chopped relish of your choice of pickle & red onion. I prefer a French version of gherkin called cornichon.

For the "chips," that’s simply thin spears of asparagus tossed in the fat of your choice (I think I used some melted lard), laid out on a cookie sheet, and placed in the oven at 400 for about 20-30 minutes, then finish off under the broiler until a bit crispy on the outside, like chips.

In this instance, I decided to chop the fish up in large chunks once cooked. The plating is obvious enough. Finally, some good quality organic sour cream gives it the tartar sauce gusto I like so much. Dust it with a little paprika and parsley.

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Alaskan Cod with Cornichon & Red Onion Relish and Sour Cream

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  1. Bob in San Jose on July 27, 2009 at 15:28

    Now you’re in trouble with your slightly misleading post title. We’re now expecting you to make good by coming up with a nice battered fish fry…from who knows what. You’ve done super low carb pizza dough and spaghetti squash pasta with meat sauce so I’m sure you can make amends for this travesty somehow. 🙂

    p.s.–looks yummy.

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