Tuesday, March 2, 2010
While digging through my pile of outdoor info I came accross the recipe for "Lobscouse", taken from the book "Ice" by Tristan Jones.
Tristan Jones was discharged from the Navy and told he was physically unfit for more seagoing, he got hold of a small craft, converted it to a cruising ketch and started sailing. Determined to sail farther north than anyone else, he set out from Iceland accompanied only by his dog Nelson.
He spent two winters of continuous suspense and danger in this bleak polar region. He was trapped by violent snowstorms, attacked by a ravenous polar bear and marooned on an ice pack in the Arctic Ocean, all the while grappling with loneliness, despair and dwindling supplies. And when the ice shifted, crushing his boat like a matchbox, he came face-to-face with death.
Jones wrote several other books about sailing and surviving on a shoe string.
it was a good story. I liked this recipe and I even tried it out once, this 1 pot meal is easy to make and is full of tasty things. I used dandilion greens and curly dock because i didnt have cabbage.
the batch i made was very filling and full of energy for a rugged outdoor life style. you make it by layering the ingredients.
here is the recipe taken from the book;
1st(on bottom of pot) thinly sliced potatos
then sliced carrots, turnips or some other root crop
followed by cut cabbage(or wild greens)and sliced onions
then on top of the pot chunks of fish
water to cover
2 cubes of chicken or beef bullion
bring to a boil then turn down and simmer until fish falls apart.
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