Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dodgy Dock Cooking Session - Caribbean Salt Fish Souse & Bakes

There are certain meals that all Caribbean people love and all can identify with it. One of them is Salt Fish Souse & Bakes. This is one of the things that has stayed in our culture, lived the test of generation gap. The reason for its success is the ease of preparation, lovely taste and goes perfect for a traditional Caribbean breakfast. Try it someday and in guarantee that you will love it.



FRIED BAKES
4 Cups Flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp light olive oil
1 ½ tsp salt mixed in 1 cup warm water

Vegetable oil to fry
Sift flour; add baking powder and olive oil, mix. Add enough water for
making soft dough. Knead for 5 minutes. Leave to rest for 15 minutes or
more. Cut in rounds 6’ in diameter and ¼” think. Fry in hot vegetable oil,
turn once and fry until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel.

Salt fish Souse

Salt fish Souse is made with salt fish, lettuce, onions, hard boiled eggs,
green hot peppers, and lots of olive oil.

Salt fish Souse Recipe Ingredients:

1 Ib. salted dried cod / salt fish
1 clove garlic, finely crushed
14 fresh green hot pepper
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
1 onion, grated
1 medium tomato
1 tablespoon vinegar
6 lettuce leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil / coconut oil
2 hard-boiled egg

Soak cod in cold water for several hours, preferably overnight.
Then drain well and dry with clean towel.

Soak cod in cold water for several hours, preferably overnight.
Then drain well and dry with clean towel.

Discard skin, bones and shred into fairly small pieces with fingers. Set
aside.

Then combine crushed garlic with olive oil in a bowl, mixing well and add
vinegar, salt (if necessary), pepper and grated onion mixing well.

Add cod, mixing well. Allow to stand for about 30 minutes.

Serve on platter in the centre of circle of tomato slices and lettuce
leaves, garnished on top with slices of egg.

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