Harry Potter Series · Rowling

Sir Nicholas’ Fish

IMG_4751

Author: Rowling, J.K.
Book: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Difficulty rating: Harry Potter
Deliciousness rating: Acceptable

Part of Sir Nicholas’s 524th Deathday Feast

The smell was quite disgusting. Large, rotten fish were laid on handsome silver platters. 

SIR NICHOLAS’S FISH

Ingredients:

  • Salmon
  • 3 liters water
  • 3 tbs white vinegar 
  • 9 tbs salt
  • 1.5 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 3 lemon wedges
  • 3 stalks dill
  • Bay leaf for luck

Directions:

  1. Boil a large quantity of water, enough to cover the whole fish. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Place the fish on the poaching rack and lower it into the water. Add more water if the water doesn’t cover the fish.
  3. Bring it back to a boil and then lower to a simmer until the flesh loosens easily from the backbone. It should cook in 10-15 minutes.
  4. Remove the fish and drain. Transfer to a silver platter to cool.

Did it measure up?

Yes, surprisingly! And I say surprisingly because we forgot about the second batch and left it sitting in the hot broth for hours. We thought it would be hopelessly overcooked, but served the next day, cold with a bit of mayo on thick slices of bread, it made a delicious lunch.

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1997.

 

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1999.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s