Creamed Codfish

Carol Junkins


Recipe from the cookbook "Foods That Made New England Famous" submitted by: Miss Lucille A. Knight, Belmont, MA. she writes: When Aroostook County,Maine, was a wilderness in many sections my great-great grandmother and her family decided to make it their permanent home.The severe winters compelled them to remain indoors for several weeks at a time.Wild animals, desperate for food, would very often venture into the yard. the family. The family depended largely on smoked meats and dried fish for their food.This recipe was one of her favorites. Maine men like hearty, stick to the ribs meals"

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family of 4
1 Hr
15 Min
Stove Top


1 lb
dried codfish
1 c
heavy cream
1 Tbsp
1/8 tsp

How to Make Creamed Codfish


  • 1Soak codfish several hours in tepid water. One hour before serving, drain off water, cover with fresh cold water; simmer but do not boil until fish is tender (approximately one hour.)
  • 2Drain well so that no water is left.
    Cover fish with heavy cream -- bring to boil BUT ~ just bring it to boiling point, do not actually boil.
  • 3Add pepper and butter.
    Serve at once with baked potato.

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About Creamed Codfish

Course/Dish: Fish Soups
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #butter, #Cream, #codfish