Sunday, September 13, 2009

Weird and YUMMY

Long story-short-I didn't have enough hen fat to make decent gluten free matzo-like balls.  Light margarine kind of worked, but made them TOO bland.  I was going to salt them up with some capers and my eyes spied the anchovies-a fatty meaty flavorful thing.  Into the ball dough they went, then in to the soup.

Soup was just a cornish carcass, some left over hen meat, cabbage and onions.

It ended up working nicely the fish balls became my protein source and I'll give the hen to the dogs.  I don't like fowl mixed with anything else.  I did take a nibble of the hen to see if it grossed me out and it really didn't.  You could taste the chicken stock and the anchovies in the balls, and that was pretty good too, and the cabbage anchovy combo was odd, but pleasant.

5 comments:

Lynn said...

Catching up here...me too did not want to see but saw much of 9/11 footage...now moving on....
know the brain is vulnerable to things like sugar and excitement...mine is coming down today from both...crash, bang, boom...
white sharks, in acquariums are good, not in the sea where people swim however...so be sure to stay out of the waters while looking for your great whites Debra.

Lynn said...

Oh your matzo balls sounded interesting but a bit weird to one who would not dream of mixing fish and chicken...just not kosher sounding at all. LOL

Debra Kay said...

The real miracle is that I was able to taste the chicken and it didn't make me puke. Chicken on PIZZA gags me-my throat swells and my entire being shouts "this is WRONG".

Next time I'm going to make a fatty fish (salmon?) stock and the anchovy balls (and I gotta get a better name than fish balls)....leeks instead of onions...OH OH, miso soup base.......no cabbage, and a few carrots because all brown food doesn't look that good. Soft poach and egg on top of THAT.....hmmmm.

I love playing with soup-in small quantities. A huge pot of soup is oppressive and depressive to me.

Julie said...

This sounds interesting, but I am waiting for the new snake posting method!!!

Julie said...

LOL...
Love ya...Julie