Yesterday before the movie, Diane and I had another delightful brekky at the Fremantle Bakehouse. Diane had fried egg on Turkish bread and I had my usual pancakes.
Continuing our Freo day we went to the St. John’s markets after the film and enjoyed some Salvadorian street food: Papusa’ and Tamale. The Papusa is a Saladorian version of a Mexican tortilla except that it is much thicker and therefore can only be folded in half with the centre filled with virtually whatever you wish; these ladies make theirs with a thin meat filling and then the Papusa is fried and served cabbage and carrot salad and a spoon of hot sauce. The Tamale, rather than being fried, is steamed; again it is made with masa herina but this time shaped around the filling which is usually meat.
Masa Herina is corn that has been put through quite a complex process before the corn can be ground and it ends with the unique flavour of masa herina.
That evening I made a fairly simple fish dish that I have made about seven times before: Baked Argyle Cobbler On a Bed of Mushrooms and Shallots.
Cobbler is an excellent, meaty and firm fish that lends itself to baking and when done so on a bed of sliced mushrooms sprinkled with tyme, finely chopped shallots, and absorbing the flavour of the stock broth in which it is baking then you can expect a wonderful meal.
This recipe comes from a great cookbook written Francoise Bernard in 2008 entitled simply, La Cuisine or Everyday French Home Cooking. It is a brilliant collection of recipes and I anticipate further exploration of its contents.