- 2 seal flippers
- 1 small turnip
- 3 carrots, sliced
- 2 onions, sliced
- 1 parsnip, sliced
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 ounce Newfoundland Screech
- 1/2 lb fat back pork
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- small pat of butter
- Cut all fat and slag from flippers.
- Place them in a deep dish with enough boiling water to cover.
- Add vinegar and set aside to cool, then wipe dry with paper towel and place in baking pan or large casserole dish.
- Add pepper and salt to taste.
- Cover with sliced onions and sliced fat pork.
- Dribble Newfoundland Screech over contents.
- Cover and bake in pre-heated oven at 375 degrees F for 2 hours.
- Boil turnip, carrots and parsnip in 2 1/2 cups of water for about 20 minutes.
- When vegetables are ready, place in baking dish with flippers.
- Use vegetable water for gravy and thicken with flour.
- Make dumpling pastry and pat over flippers and vegetables.
- Cover and bake gently until pastry is done. This should take approximately 15 minutes.
Enjoy traditional seal flipper pie.
Live Rural NL –
Christopher C. Mitchelmore
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In previous posts, I have mentioned the highly talented baking skills of my Grandmother Pearl and the delicious squashberry jam she prepared. On Monday, I dropped by her house and was greeted by the pleasant smell of freshly baked homemade bread.
We had a wonderful conversation over a steeping hot cup of coffee and tea at the kitchen table, as we peered out the window at the setting sun over the Strait of Belle Isle. I remembered as a child picking blackberries on the barrens near the ocean in her backyard. I would bring them in for her to make me the most delicious blackberry puddings. It would be a real compliment with Sunday’s Dinner.
- Squashberry Jam from Grandmother Pearl (liveruralnl.com)
3 ½ – 4 qts. Cold water
The fish has been soaking the night prior. Whenever a Newfoundlander says “fish” he is referring to cod fish. If he is talking about other types of fish, he will call it by name.
Today for dinner, I was able to enjoy a great meal of Fisherman’s Brewis.
The recipe is simple, yet big on delivery. You need hard tack (Famous Purity Hard Bread). This should be soaked in cold water until soft. We used three cakes for our meal. We had some already filleted cod, so we did not need to be as worried about the bones. One must fry fat port until a little brown.
Cook fish, add the hard bread and mash it all together and served. This meal can be cooked within a short 20 minutes.
This is a treat to the standard brewis on Sunday, when hot dinner is not being served.
There is truly something great about Living Rural and enjoying traditional recipes that have been mainstays of Rural Life for centuries.
Dessert included a chocolate cake with hot chocolate sauce and cream. I have to say it felt like a little piece of heaven.
Our tummies were stuffed. To our pleasure this fine dining meal only cost us 42 Euros, which is equivalent to less than $60 CDN.