In July I visited Petty Harbour, a fishing village in Newfoundland near St John’s. There were at least 20 fishing boats of all sizes alongside their “stages”.
I was invited to see a youth project called ‘Fishing for Success’, and met Tom Best, the President of the Fisherman’s Co-operative, that has just built the Resource Centre. Lots of activity in this place!
Poutine is a Canadian classic dish ,
and here is a Newfoundland version using lobster.
A portion of chips for each person.
Cheese curds – or gouda or Baby belles,cut into small lumps.
Oil and flour for gravy..
The stock should be made to make the gravy – so depends on the number of people eating! Make half to I pint of stock for 2/4 people and, make lobster gravy with 50 g of butter/ veg oil spread . Melt in saucepan and add 50g of flour to absorb fat and cook gently for 1/2 mins. Add stock in small amounts to make a gravy. Keep quite thin.
Buy chips fresh and hot.
Add lumps of cheese.
Make up stock, add lobster meat, serve poured over to taste.
I will be demonstrating and serving to taste this dish at the Clovelly Lobster and Crab feast on 3rd September. Hope to see you there.