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    Baltic Maid

    Fish Baked in a Salt Crust

    Posted on | June 7, 2012 |2 Comments

    I grew up on the coast in Northern Germany. There was a small fishing village nearby

    and you could buy fresh fish which was caught that day. I miss this luxury and living onthe coast; I miss the beach and the sea. It is more difficult to buy fresh fish here in the

    mountains in California but sometimes we catch some fish ourselves like these trout.

    The recipe in the cookbook was given such a fitting introduction that I will quote it:

    Rarely does the confluence of so few ingredients result in such a dramatic diningshowpiece. This dish contains only two ingredients fish and salt but it never fails to

    dazzle guests at home or in restaurants. The theory is that the salt crust seals in the

    moisture and freshness of the fish. Steven Raichlen

    It is simple to make and delicious. And it definitely is fun to break open to the salt crust.

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    1 large whole fish or several small whole fish, gutted (I used two small trout. The

    recipe says you can use almost any fish as long as theyre fresh. A common

    choice in Italy is branzino (sea bass))

    lots of salt

    salsa verde


    Preheat the oven to 450F / 230C. Choose a baking dish that is just big enough for thefish.

    Trim the fins of the fish. Wash the fish and pat them dry. Pour a good amount of salt into

    the baking dish. It should cover the bottom of the baking dish with a good layer of salt.

    Place the fish in the baking dish and cover them completely with salt.

    Bake the fish for 25 to 40 minutes. You can test the fish by inserting a metal skewer into

    the thickest part of the fish. The fish should be done if the skewer comes out very hot tothe touch.

    Present the fish in the crust to your guests. With two spoons remove the crust.

    Serve the fish with salsa verde.

    Guten Appetit!
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    Gebackener Fisch in einer Salzkruste


    1 groer ganzer Fisch oder mehrere kleine Fische, ausgenommen (Ich habe 2

    kleine Forellen gebacken. Das Rezept meint, man knne so ziemlich jeden Fisch

    auf diese Weise zubereiten, solange er frisch ist. In Italian wird oft branzino(Wolfsbarsch) verwendet)

    Salz, viel Salz

    Salsa verde


    Den Ofen auf 450F / 230C vorheizen. Eine geeignete Back-oder Aufflaufformaussuchen. Sie sollte gerade gro genug fr die Fische sein.

    Die Flossen vom Fisch entfernen. Die Fische waschen und trockentupfen. Gengend

    Salz in die Auflaufform geben, um den Boden mit einer dicken Salzschicht zu bedecken.

    Den Fisch auf die Salzschicht legen und dann mit Salz bestreuen bis der Fisch ganz miteiner guten Salzschicht bedeckt ist.

    Den Fisch fr 25 bis 40 Minuten backen. Man kann testen, ob er gar ist, indem man einen

    Metallspie durch die Salzkruste in die dickste Stelle des Fisches sticht und der Spie

    hei herauskommt.

    Den Fisch in der Salzkruste prsentieren und dann mit zwei Lffeln die Kruste entfernen.
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    Mit Salsa verde servieren.

    Guten Appetit!

    Source: Raichlen, Steven.Bold & Healthy Flavors. 450 Recipes from around the World.New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2010. Print.

    Baltic Maid

    Baked Salmon with Lebanese-inspired

    Yogurt-Tahini Sauce

    Posted on | February 13, 2012 | 6 Comments
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    This meal is absolutely amazing. It is proof that healthy food can be indeed very tasty and

    easy to make. The sauce was whipped up in a few minutes and then spread on the

    fish. While the salmon was baking in the oven, I made a big salad and some homemadedressing to go along with it. No carbs were needed; this meal was filling, healthy, and

    incredibly delicious.

    The tahini, or sesame paste, gives this dish a very distinct and flavourful taste but at the

    same time it is not overwhelming. This paste is used in the Middle Eastern and Greekcuisine but you can also find it in some Asian dishes. Baba Ganoush, a Middle Eastern

    Eggplant Dish, andHummus, the Middle Eastern Garbanzo Bean Dip, are some

    examples for other uses of tahini.


    2 salmon fillets or steaks salt. pepper

    1 garlic clove, grated

    2 tbsp tahini

    2 tbsp nonfat yogurt

    2 tbsp lemon juice

    1 1/2 tsp soy sauce


    chopped scallion greens

    pomegranate seeds
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    Preheat the oven to 400F / 200C.

    Season the salmon with salt and pepper and place them in a lightly greased baking dish

    which should be just big enough to hold the fish.

    In a small bowl, combine the grated garlic, tahini, and the yogurt. Then mix in the lemon

    juice, soy sauce and season with salt and pepper. Spread the sauce on the fish.

    Bake the fish for about 20 minutes or until the fish done.

    Garnish with chopped scallion greens and pomegranate seeds.

    Guten Appetit!!!

    Gebackener Lachs mit Libanesisch Inspirierter Joghurt-Tahini Sauce


    2 Lachsfillets oder -steaks

    Salz, Pfeffer

    1 Knoblauchzehe, fein gerieben

    2 EL Tahini (auch Tahina genannt; Paste aus Sesamkrnern)

    2 EL Joghurt (ohne oder mit geringem Fettgehalt)

    2 EL Zitronensaft

    1 1/2 TL Sojasauce

    Zum Garnieren

    gehackte Zwiebelpiepen



    Den Ofen auf 400F / 200C vorheizen.

    Den Fisch mit Salz und Pfeffer wrzen und dann in eine leicht eingefettete Auflaufform

    legen. Die Auflaufform sollte gerade gro genug fr den Fisch sein, nicht viel grer.

    Den Knoblauch mit der Tahini-paste und dem Joghurt in einer kleinen Schssel

    vermengen. Den Zitronensaft, die Sojasauce untermischen und dann mit Salz und Pfeffer

    wrzen. Die Sauce auf dem Fisch verteilen.

    Den Fisch fr ca. 20 Minuten backen oder aber bis der Fisch gar ist.

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    Mit den Zwiebelpiepen und den Granatapfelkernen garnieren.

    Guten Appetit!!!

    Source: slightly adapted from Bold & Healthy Flavors by Steven Raichlen, Black Dog

    & Leventhal Publishers, 2010.

    Category:Easy, Healthy, Middle East, Seafood & Fish,Yogurt

    Saturday, October 31, 2009

    Spot the cakes from the Eve Appeal Great Manx Bake-Off!

    ... such a yummy weekend at the isle of

    Man Food & Drink Festival 2009!

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    Thursday, October 22, 2009

    Fairy delicious news!

    Today we have received a lovely cheque from Cupcakes to form their donation to the Eveappeal from the Cupcakes workshops of the Great Manx Bake Off!

    We acknowledge receipt of 100-
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    Thank you, Bev & Dave!

    Cupcake's "Manx Tartan" Cupcake entry.

    As well as running workshops to form part of the event, Cupcakes also entered the

    professional division of the competition!
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    Here, Hairy Biker Dave (not Cupcakes Dave) struggleswith his balance to keep the Manx Tartan Cupcakes all in place...

    It looks like traditional Manx dancing!

    Cupcakes' wonderful workshops were a big hit at the Isle of Man Food & Drink festival!

    So much so, that the Ramsey based company are developing a DIY kit- and also provide"nudie" cupcakes and all ingredients for a fun corporate or kiddie event! You can contact

    them here on the Isle of Man on 07624 346466.

    Thank you again, Cupcakes, for helping out the Eve Appeal!

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    Friday, October 2, 2009

    Judge's Choices in Pictures

    Here the Hairy Bikers carefully cut into Mrs Burton's

    Thie Veg- the out-house of her Manx Ginger cottage!

    "You can't cut that!" said Si... but we were all insistent- they had to taste it to

    congratulate the winner of Mr Gawne, MHK & Minister for Agriculture's Judge's Choice

    award. Mrs Burton is an artist from Port Erin and received Mr Gawne's highest personalaccolade.

    Mrs Michele Moroney, semi-final

    judge & surgeon at Nobles, awarded her Judge's Choice to Kelly Smith, praising her use

    of home-grown carrots and calling it the healthy choice! Here's the Hairy Bikers showingit to the crowd! Kelly made rabbit poo out of sugar-craft for decoration. How


    Kate Dawe's Laxey Wheel attracted Mrs Hazel Warburton's, semi-final judge previouslyof Fortnum & Mason, and a cake judge of the WI, Judges Choice award, largely for her
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    quality of craftsmanship. Guess what'sunder it's white frosting? Red velvet sponge cake- what a contrast! Well done Kate!

    (Hi to Dave from Cupcakes in this pic! the naughty Manx tartan skirts kept falling off the

    cupcakes so here he is adjusting them. Cupcakes scored one of the highest on taste in thesemi-final!)

    Kate and Home-baker winner, Chloe, are sisters, and they were up til four in the morning

    the night before the semi-final completing their masterpieces. Baking talent must run inthe family!

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    the Winners in Pictures

    Here is the beautiful "Manx Fuschia Fairy" by Christine McCabe, winner of the

    Professional division . Christine spent at

    least 40 hours on "Fiona" the fairy, who was entirely created from sugar paste!
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    the Hairy Bikers taste Christine's gorgeous creation...
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    Here's Si the Hairy Biker holding Chloe Dawe's "Loughtan Sheep- a Manx character"

    He looks as if he's in heaven, holding the winning cake of the Home-Baker division, yes?

    Chloe explains the creation of her gorgeous sculpture cake to the Hairies...

    Si himself bought the runner-up in the Professional division- The Peggy Smuggler's

    Cake- a 150 year old secret recipe, made by Karl Berrie, Chocolatier, of Aaron House,

    Port St Mary, presented in a wooden treasure box with edible gold running throughout!

    Here it is!
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    The Hairy Biker was lucky to nab it at 62!- semi-final judge Michele Moroney bid hotly

    for it, too!

    And here are the Hairy Bikers talking to Emily, one of

    the Corlett Family of Lezayre's talented bakers of the "Highlights of the Isle of Man"

    cake. Runner-up in the Home-baker division, it was a delicious fruit cake, as green as our
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    Island, that all the family helped with! Ovarian cancer is a cause close to their hearts.

    How wonderful that they "entered for fun, shared many laughs along the way" according

    to Mum Barbara... then won! :)

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