Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Quick and Easy: Cioppino

Enthusiastic about flavor and food again!  The first thing I wanted was garlicky, noodley and simple.  I know this isn't the classic cioppino - but this is rural Vermont.  In winter.  I was lucky to find cod.

Heat: 1 qt. Seafood Stock, 2 Bay Leaves, 2 C. Strained Tomatoes, 1 head of minced Garlic, 1 med. Onion, minced, 1 TB Sambal Olek (or any hot sauce).  Bring to the boil, then simmer and adjust for salt and spice.

Add a handful of rice noodles and cook until soft (about 6 minutes); turn off the heat and add a pound of cod, cut into bite-size pieces. Put the cover on for ten minutes or until the fish is cooked through.

Garnish with sliced green onion.

Garlicky Broth and Noodles
This really hit the spot, and all that garlic made the house smell delicious.  More cooking to come.