Cod Liver with Everything Bagel Spiced Cashews on Crackers

Cod Liver and Spiced cashews on crackers

How to re-create the recipe:


(Serves 1-2)

  • 1 – 6 ounce tin of Cod Liver (See picture below for the one I purchased)
  • Handful of Everything Bagel Spiced Cashews (about 10)
  • 2 Thin Wasa Crackers
  • Chives for garnish (optional) 

Putting it together:

  1. Strain the Cod Liver and mash it well with a fork. Spread about 2 Tbsp’s worth on each cracker.  
  2. Rough chop your Cashew Nuts and garnish your crackers with them. 
  3. Garnish with some chopped Chives and Enjoy! 

Nourishment for your body: For centuries Cod Liver was considered a delicacy in countries like Scotland, Norway and Iceland. During a trip to a Museum, when I had the pleasure of visiting Iceland a few years ago, I saw a photograph of a school teacher giving her students a supplement of Cod Liver Oil.  Growing up as a kid, there was always tins of Cod Liver in my pantry but I didn’t develop an appreciation for it until I became an adult. Cod Liver since then has become popular for boosting the immune system and is a good source of vitamin D. It also contains concentrated amounts of Omega 3 Oils. Today, you can find Cod Liver Oil capsules in any pharmacy. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Cod Liver is a good source of Polyunsaturated fatty acids. 

Tips when making: If you are wondering what Cod Liver tastes like, it’s similar to Sardines but with a nicer mouthfeel. It is creamy and smooth with a Pate like consistency. There are many different ways of canning Cod Liver. Some brands will brine the liver, smoke it and can it with various spices. I recommend mashing it because if you buy canned Cod Liver that is spiced with Whole Black peppercorns (like the one I’m recommending), you don’t want to bite down on a peppercorn, it won’t be pleasant. It tastes quite rich and the seasoning in the Everything Bagel spice mix seems to complement the flavor well. The Caraway, Poppy Seeds and Cashews adds nice crunchiness to the spread. 


Cod Liver

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