Fish and Brewis with Scruncheons
A traditional dish from the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador. Definitely not for anyone on a low fat or low sodium diet. Delicious as all get-out! Accompany with boiled lemony peas or your favourite steamed vegetable.
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Diced bacon or pancetta can be substituted for the fatback.
If you are using fresh fish: Pour the cooked fatback or bacon or pancetta with drippings over the uncooked fish in a 2 quart (2L) baking dish; bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, about 15 minutes. Any fresh 'white' fish can be used in this manner although cod is preferable. Remove any bones before combining with the prepared hard bread.
I like to serve this with 2 cups (500ml) boiled frozen peas, to which I add 1 tablespoon (15ml) lemon juice after cooking and draining.