Okra and Saltfish
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Okra and Saltfish recipe
You will need the following ingredients to prepare enough okra and saltfish for 4 people:-1/2 lb Saltfish (dried, salted codfish)
1/2 lb okra
1 medium onion
1/2 tsp black pepper
3 tbsp of butter
1/2 a hot chilli pepper (ideally Scotch Bonnet)
1 sweet pepper
1 chopped tomato
1 sprig fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme
2 cloves of garlic
4 Scallion (or spring onions)
6 Slices of bacon
PreparationCover the saltfish in cold water. Let soak overnight (minimum 8 hours) changing the water several times (this removes most of the salt)
Bring a pan of cold water to the boil and gently simmer the fish for 20 minutes (until the fish is tender).
Chop the onion, sweet pepper, chilli pepper, okra and tomato whilst you're waiting for the fish to cook.
Remove the fish from water and allow to cool.
Remove all of bones and skin then flake the flesh of the fish.
CookingMelt the butter in a frying pan and add the onion, black pepper, sweet pepper, chilli, okra, thyme and half a cup of water. Cover and steam for about 20 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and flaked fish and steam for another 10 minutes
ServingServe with yam, green banana, fried dumplings and Irish potato
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