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Okra and Saltfish
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Okra and Saltfish is easy and delicious! If you like the ingredients in the name, you'll love the dish.
3 tbsp of butter
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 medium onion
1/2 lb okra
1/2 lb Saltfish (dried, salted codfish)
1/2 cotch Bonnet
1 sweet pepper
1 chopped tomato
6 Slices of bacon
4 Scallion (or spring onions)
2 cloves of garlic
1 sprig fresh thyme
Cover 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.
Serve with yam, green banana, fried dumplings and Irish potato.
Melt 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.
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