Taste of Thursday – Chef Taryn Wa of Savoury Chef Foods

Ling Cod with Clams

ling cod with clams



Oven roasted line caught ling cod with kale, clams, dry cured chorizo, cherry tomatoes, potatoes and a marinated fennel salad

Yield: 4 serving



1.5 lbs ling cod, cut into 6 oz portions

1 tbs vegetable oil

salt to taste

Chorizo and clams

¼ c extra virgin olive oil

1 clove garlic, chopped fine

½ shallot, chopped fine

pinch dried chilli flakes

⅛ c dry cured chorizo, diced

½ pint cherry tomatoes, halved

½ pint live clams, washed

3 leaves kale, stalks trimmed and discarded, julienned

½ yellow potato, peeled, cubed, and poached

salt and pepper to taste

Shaved Fennel Salad

1 bulb fennel, sliced thinly on a mandoline

1 tbs extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp sherry vinegar

salt and pepper to taste


Chorizo and Clams

  1. In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat
  2. Add garlic, shallot and chilli flakes
  3. Let cook until fragrant
  4. Turn up heat and add chorizo, tomatoes, clams and kale
  5. Toss to mix
  6. Cover and cook until clams have opened
  7. Set aside

Fennel Salad

  1. Toss fennel with olive oil and sherry vinegar
  2. Season with salt and pepper
  3. Set aside (you want the fennel to wilt a bit)


Heat oven to 375F

  1. Dry cod well with a paper towel, season with salt and a bit of the vegetable oil
  2. Heat remaining vegetable oil in an oven proof pan over medium high heat
  3. Sear cod on one side until golden brown
  4. Flip the fish over and the pan in the oven
  5. Roast until cooked through


  1. Divide sauce evenly between 4 shallow bowls
  2. Put one piece of fish in each bowl
  3. Garnish with fennel salad


Chef Taryn WuChef Taryn Wa, Savoury Chef Foods Facebook: /SavouryChef | Twitter: @SavouryChef | Instagram: @SavouryChef | www.savourychef.com
As co-founder and culinary director of Savoury Chef Foods, Taryn Wa’s abiding passion for food and commitment to culinary excellence is every bit as authentic as the enduring family recipe from which it’s derived.
Born in Vancouver, Taryn found third-generation inspiration half a world away in South Africa’s multicultural mosaic and further accentuated a palate already steeped in Asian tradition with subtle hints of Indian, British and Portuguese influences.

Since its inception in 2006, Savoury Chef has carved out a niche as one of Vancouver’s premier catering and full-service event coordinators. Taryn and her staff have entertained an array of celebrities, royalty and two former U.S. Presidents, and acted as exclusive caterer to the Cirque Du Soleil tours in Vancouver as well as Canada Northern House during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Taryn won the People’s Choice award for “Best Food” at Taste BC 2012 and both People’s and Judge’s Choice awards at the Chef’s Table Society Curry Cup in 2014. She is also an active member of Les Dames d’Escoffier.

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