“Home entertaining is by far the most flattering way to honour friends and impress business contacts. To entertain and be entertained in someone’s home far exceeds the luxuries of any fine restaurant and in a 30-plus- year career with the Department of Tourism I used this as a means of schmoozing our visitors. It is still paying dividends, as it is reciprocated everywhere I travel. My favorite recipe is Sunday morning Cod Fish Brunch from a recipe belonging to my wife, Carolyn, who inherited it from her mother, which I tweaked to my absolute satisfaction.” – Journalist, Charles Webbe
3 pounds of boneless dried cod (use 4 pounds of dumfish if you have time to de-bone)
6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
Half cup of olive oil
Medium onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
Fresh thyme (lots of it)
5 tomatoes, chopped
4 green peppers, chopped
4 red peppers, chopped
2 tablespoons Outerbridge’s Sherry Peppers
Fresh parsley springs
Hard boiled eggs
Soak fish overnight, changing water at least three times.
Boil fish and potatoes together (fish on top)
Remove fish when cooked
Remove potatoes when par cooked place in large saucepan with fish and let simmer
In another pan brown onions and garlic
Place all the ingredients, garlic, green and red peppers, thyme, tomatoes, black pepper in with the fish and potatoes, cover and let simmer over a low heat
When cooked transfer to serving dish.
Offer sliced eggs, avocado, bananas, grapefruit with Mimosa (or straight Champagne) to accompany the Cod Fish and potatoes. Serves six.
Sit back and listen to the swoons of your guests!