A Wicked Scoff...Recipes and Food with Newfoundland and New England Influences.

This blog is dedicated to bring recipes, photographs, anecdotes, reviews and other insights on everything food related. As the name suggests, "A Wicked Scoff" will have a regional flare, a fusion if you will, of both Newfoundland and New England perspectives of the culinary world around me. Thanks for visiting and please come back often as updates will be frequent. Oh yeah, I also like tasting and cooking with regional beers. Expect a beer of the month, often paired with recipes.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Back from Vacation

I've been back from my two-week Newfoundland vacation for a few days now. It's unfortunate that when you're away from work and home for so long, there is always a mountain of work waiting for you with open arms. I'm finally able to see through the load and thus have a few minutes this morning for a quick post, to let you know some of the great meals I ate, only a fraction of which were cooked by me.

Nothing better to wash down fresh pan fried cod than an icy cold Blue Star.
Of course there was exceptional seafood. Starting on our drive through New Brunswick where we ate succulent, fresh whole belly clams, scallops and haddock at The Sea Breeze Restaurant new New River Beach. One of the culinary highlights of the trip was super-fresh, deep fried cod at Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool in Hillgrade, New World Island (near Twillingate). More on Doyle & Sons in a future post! And of course the pan-fried cod and cod tongues that we cooked just hours after catching it in Trinity Bay was exceptional. There were other homemade cod dishes and more fish and chips too.

Other exciting things I'll be blogging about soon include Brimstone Bread from a Fogo Island bakery, my latest creation "Moose Barren-land" , Granite Planet Pork Chops (Blue Star beer brine and BBQ sauce), BBQ moose ribs, and my new appreciation for Fussell's Cream.

Check back soon as I'll be posting recipes this weekend.

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