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Newfoundland and Labrador

  Salt Fish and Brewis

Newfoundland and Labrador Recipes

4 pieces of hard bread
2 lbs salt cod fillet
1/2 lb salt pork fat back


Soak hard bread in cold water overnight.

Soak salt fish in a separate pot in cold water overnight.

Drain fish, add fresh water and boil for 20 minutes.

While fish is cooking, cut salt pork fat back into small cubes and fry to a crunchy golden brown.
Once cooked, they are called "scrunchions".

Drain hard bread (after soaking, it is now "brewis" - pronounced brews), flake into
small chunks with a fork.

Drain fish. When draining the cooked fish, use some of the hot cooking water to cover the brewis to heat it. Drain when heated through.

Flake fish into small pieces and combine with brewis.

Cover with scrunchions and serve.

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