When we read about this recipe on Food.com, we knew it was one we had to feature on our Bermuda adventure. I mean how could we not with this “ringing” endorsement, “This dish is one of many in Bermuda that is loved by the locals, but avoided like the plague by the majority of foreigners….”
I have to admit that I had bought the ingredients for this dish weeks ago, but kept conveniently finding other options for those items. Try as I might, I couldn’t keep putting it off. So here it goes, an adapted version of the traditional Bermuda Salt Cod Fish Breakfast. We started by creating a foil pouch for some frozen hash brown potatoes, olive oil and salt.
Dad took care of grilling those for us alongside the cod fish fillets. In the meantime, we diced some turkey bacon, sliced an onion and chopped up some chorizo sausage. (Can you sense my lack of enthusiasm? LOL.)
Once the potatoes were done, we added them over the top of the cod and spooned over some of the sauce. We garnished it with some sliced bananas. Other traditional options include garnishing the dish with sliced avocado and hard-boiled eggs.
While we didn’t exactly avoid this dish like the plague, it didn’t come in with rave reviews – except from Dad who thought it tasted just like a greasy breakfast skillet. He loved it and gave it a solid 3 spoons. If it wasn’t for the fact it’s so caloric, he would have given it more. As for the kids and I, well Mr. N gave it 2 spoons. He liked the cod and the chorizo, but didn’t like the tomato. Miss A reluctantly ate a few bites, but mostly finished off everyone’s bananas.
As for me, I did my duty and tried a few bites. It was ok, maybe 1 spoon, but not my cup of tea in the least. So instead of wasting my calories on something I was less than thrilled with, I went for Plan B. I had Dad grill up a version of these while the grill was hot and figured they would make for good lunches this week. Instead I ate half of them for dinner – thank you Linda.
Incidentally, a few weeks ago, Linda over at Savoring Every Bite gave me the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you Linda! I know many of you are familiar with Linda’s deliciousness, but for those of you that aren’t, check out her site. You won’t be sorry. She saved my dinner experience. She just might save yours. (And as an added bonus, she has some rockin’ “grown-up” drink recipes too.)
As for those of you that enjoy a good, hearty breakfast skillet, here’s your recipe: Bermuda Cod Fish Breakfast