Recently I went home to Newfoundland on vacation as we mentioned in Episode Eight of the Double D Show. I was on a quest for Rum for a recipe that Scuba Cowboy wants to cook, but that’s another story. I did bring him back a bottle of Screech.
My sister and mom picked me up at the airport. When I came down the escalator I was able to see my sister first, I could see her smile beaming. Mom embraced me with a big hug. It was great to be back home. I looked forward to drive to see my brother and his wife and children and then on to see my dear old dad.
But first I had to get one of my favorite things, Fish and Chips. I asked Lisa my sister to take me to Ches’. Not to far from the airport is Ches’ Famous Newfoundland Fish and Chips. Oh it’s great! I was greeted by the server and was seated. I ordered a two piece fish and chips and a Black Horse beer. A beer that I can’t buy in Calgary where I live. I wanted to have another beer, Blue Star, but it was sold out.
A mountain of Fish and Chips. That’s what was put in front of me. Just check out the picture to the right. Doesn’t it look awesome? It really does taste as good as it looks. Wait there’s more, underneath those fries . Whats that? Dressing. Ah yes Fries, Dressing and Gravy.
Dressing is a mixture of mainly white bread crumbs and savoury and is often referred to as stuffing outside of Newfoundland and Labrador. Chips, dressing and gravy is served much like poutine, except for the dressing substituting for the cheese. While loved by Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, the dish is not widely known of outside the Canadian province.
Oh so good. I think I enjoy the Fries, Dressing and Gravy much more than the Fish itself.
I wonder when that Fish was caught. Maybe not as fresh as the Fish I will have in the coming hours. My Dad did not come to the airport to get me because he stayed home to catch fresh Cod Fish for our supper.