Moisture from the fish will be exchanged for salt content. Roughly at the 15 minute mark, taste the water and … Try it in these delicious fritters Gently toss the fish in the salt, until it is well covered on all sides. This, Salt fish and bake right   here is one of my favorite ways of enjoying Salt-fish sautéed and sandwich in between a slightly sweet bread. Thank you! Salt helps draw moisture from fish and may be the oldest known way of making dried fish. Love your website. It was just how I remenbered it. Try Francesco Mazzei’s colourful Baccalá stuffed courgette flowers or for a hearty main try Rosana McPhee’s Salt cod and chorizo casserole. Wrap the fish in a double layer of cheesecloth. Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then scoop about 1/3 of your salt mortar onto the parchment paper diagonally. Beautiful, clean easy to look at and enjoy. So there is no excuse not to make it. Girl, you have given this ‘salt fish and bake’ a good makeover! Typically, the salt fish is placed in a large pot of boiling water and boiled anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes (depending on how thick the pieces of fish are). This stage is called the brine. Glad you like. I even reached out to you on IG & you were very helpful. People usually soak the fish in water before cooking it to get the salt out. Step 4 Add the fish and let them soak for at least 30 minutes. My Ghanaian husband and kids lovvvve it! At that point it's good to eat. So here is the deal, to make this fish edible, it is important that you soak the fish in water for about 1-3 days to get rid of the salt –if not you would have wasted an expensive fish. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; add shortening or butter, and, using your fingers. (You can also lay your fish on a rattan mat or other material, but the more of the fish that's exposed to air and sun all at once, the more evenly they'll dry and the quicker the whole process will go.) OH ! Great job!! Made my man happy! Salt cod is very popular in Europe, especially France, Italy, Portugal and Spain where amongst many things it is made into the famous dish Cod brandade. Salt Fish and Bake-A delightful blend of Salt fish sautéed with onions, garlic, tomatoes and thyme makes you think of the Caribbean’s, yes? Finally throw in salt fish, cook for 5 minutes or more -adjust the seasoning, to taste. I love hearing how it turned out! Pour more salt over the fish fillet, until it is completely covered. People like me, once we like it we go bananas over it- religiously going through every menu to experience it, one more time. Fish supply stores offer two ways to get saltwater for your aquarium. Jamila, thanks girl. Ah-mazing!!! Keep the recipes coming! Bake and Saltfish is a popular breakfast dish in Trinidad and the rest of the West Indies. I’m so impressed that I forgot ! Love it. Fill the bin with enough water to cover the amount of fish. Learn how your comment data is processed. Drain salt fish, break into wedges, check for bones, and set aside. We call the fry bakes, “domplines” in Puerto Rico. I’m Trini and from looking at the pics I’d say you hit the bullseye with making it. In Africa, this fish is referred to as stock fish- (A very popular and expensive dried unsalted fish). Fry until golden brown about 3-5 minutes depending on size. Well put together. Mix together the salt and sugar, Sprinkle half of the salt and sugar into a baking tray and lay the fish on top, Cover with the remaining salt and sugar and pack tightly, Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 24 hours. Salt draws moisture out of food, so salt-cured fish will be very firm and flaky. Thanks Jehan,Coming from you. It also reminds me of African fish roll in taste and texture but these bakes are slightly firmer and spicy in a good way. Hi Faith! I noticed that Guyana is reference in your article an island of the caribbean..Guyana while a part of the caribbean, is not an island. Cook for about 5 minutes or more. Wash and dry the fillet of cod. Each recipe has been reviewed and shared over 20,000 times! In Africa, this fish is referred to as stock fish- (A very popular and expensive dried unsalted fish). Do let me know how it works out for you. Thanks for sharing your secret ingredient. Push the fish in to the salt. Amazing, I’m Guyanese and this is one of my favorite dishes to eat growing up. Plenty of people love this texture, but it may not be your thing. Thanks! Join me. Sprinkle half of the salt and sugar into a baking tray and lay the fish on top 3 Cover with the remaining salt and sugar and pack tightly One is by pre-made saltwater or getting a synthetic sea salt mix that you blend into the water. In a large, sauce pan pour vegetable oil, until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimeters) high, place on medium heat until oil is 350 degrees. Where do you buy your salt fish from? Can you help, please? In a medium-large skillet, add oil, onions, garlic, thyme, paprika and sauté, for about 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent any burns. I could just imagine all the possible tasty stuffing for bakes. Add some water to the large pot and bring to the boil for 10 minutes then drain in a colander. Both plain flour and self-rising flour will work with this recipe! Soak the fillets for 30 to … If you travel to the Caribbean islands(Jamaican, Guyana, Trinidad) just to name a few, you can’t help but try salt fish… at least once. By mixing together a couple cups of kosher salt and some eggs whites, you can create a "salt tomb" to bake a fish in. When it is not so, lay it for a night into a large quantity of cold water, then let it lie exposed to the air for some time, then again put it into water, and continue thus until it is well softened. I really like that yours only takes 1 minute to knead and does not require 10 minutes of kneading ( only now getting used to flour, last few years :), which is our method here. •Drill plenty of holes in the bottom, as they tend to get clogged with salt grains. Claire Thomson: Salt fish is a really useful ingredient to have in the fridge, and it is easy to make your own. You want to hear some good news? Great job Imma! Remove from the heat and let it cool. Now I want to make some but I’m on a diet smh. No matter what you call this, it is dried Atlantic cod. Good job ImmaculateBites!! Required fields are marked *. Drain and shred fish finely shred. Hello Pat! Just put mines in the oven, I put the mixture insides. There are a number of steps involved in ensuring you create saltwater that is going to be safe for your fish. That recipe Beautiful site..love this recipe. Followed by tomatoes continue cooking for about 3 minutes then add, hot pepper, white pepper, mix until ingredients have been thoroughly combined. This is what Trinis and Guyanese call saltfsh and bake for years. Let it cool, Split in half and fill with salt fish. I’m happy you love this as much as I do. Can you bake these – ABSOLUTELY! In your kitchen. I made this recipe and it was perfect. To make the mortar, just mix the salt, egg whites, and water in a large bowl. I did not like it growing up but it is one of my favourites now. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Glad to hear it was a favorite of yours. Great comfort food. Happy Holidays. Add shredded salt fish, tossing to mix, and reduce heat to low … Then I got the salt mixture prepped, which just consists of Morton Coarse Kosher Salt and egg whites. 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