Chef Sam Hayward of Fore Street Restaurant in Portland, Maine, was a James Beard award winner for outstanding chef in 2004. To draw in diners in a tough economy, Hayward makes fish cakes and beans that are about half the cost of fancier items on his menu.
Instead of Cod he uses haddock, poached, then folded into a russet potato and egg emulsion. Locally grown beans (The Beanery - Exeter, Maine - are available at Jordan's Farm, Cape Elizabeth) are simmered in caramelized onions.
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The recipes are quite comprehensive. I am definitely doing this this week.