29 June 2013

29 June - Saints Peter and Paul

Weather – If it rains on the day of Saints Peter and Paul, it will rain for the next 30 days.
It always rains on St. Peter’s day

[so, putting two and two together…]

On the other hand
If it is bright and clear on St. Paul’s day (30 June), we will have full mouths and full purses.

C’mon sunshine!!!!

This is the Solemnity of the Apostles Peter and Paul. 

Previously I posted two recipes for Haddock (one of the fish with the thumbprint of St. Peter): FLAKED HADDOCK NEWBURG and BROILED HADDOCK

For today’s feast, I am having BAKED STUFFED HADDOCK FILLETS.

Cut 1-½ pounds of haddock fillets (fresh or frozen) into serving pieces.  Cut up 2 strips of bacon into small pieces.
Chop 1 small onion.
Grease a shallow baking dish.
Preheat oven to 325° (slow oven)

Cook the bacon pieces until crisp.  Remove and reserve.

Cook the onion in the bacon fat until golden.

To the cooked onion and bacon fat, stir in the bacon pieces, 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley and 2 cups of soft bread crumbs.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  [I cook the bacon in a sauté pan, so everything can be mixed together in it]

Spread the mixture on half of the fish pieces; top with remaining fish pieces.

Arrange fish in the baking dish and top with two slices of (uncooked) bacon.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

As usual, I serve this with rice, wild or tamed.

Remember also, that Saint Paul is commemorated tomorrow as well.

“Saint Peter” and “Saint Paul”, from The Golden Legend, 1489
“Saint Peter” from Manual of Prayers, 1896
“Saint Paul” from Manual of Prayers, 1896