Jerk Salmon Recipe

Quick and easy to prepare, this jerk salmon recipe has become one of my favorite go to meals. It’s also a great option when entertaining guests. 5 ingredients and about 30 minutes is all you need to prepare this delicious entree. Serve Jerk Salmon with rice & peas  and steamed veggies or add your favorite sides for a complete meal. Easily found in grocery stores across the US, salmon also happens to be a personal favorite. So it shows up quite a bit in my fish & seafood recipes. A firm meaty fish like tuna or Wahoo or bluefish makes a great substitute. Besides the well touted health benefits (unless you’re… Read More

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Ackee & Saltfish Recipe

Ackee & Saltfish just might be my favorite food. I’m not saying that just because it happens to be the national food of my birthland, Jamaica.  I love Ackee and saltfish with rice, dumpling, food, roast breadfruit, hardough bread, whatever it’s served with I’m eating. Ackee which hails from West Africa has a creamy texture and bland flavor. I like to think of it as a blank slate. Many people compare it to scrambled egg but I am sure that has more to do with appearance than flavor.  To make Ackee & Saltfish, cook the yellow fruit in water and then combine it with salt fish that has been cooked and flaked.… Read More

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Jamaican Fish Soup

Fish Tea Recipe, Jamaican Fish Soup

Fish tea, as we Jamaicans call it, is unlike most other Caribbean soups. Fish Tea is a light refreshing soup that has a thin broth, a few root vegetables, fresh herbs and fish. Most other Caribbean soups have a thick stew-like consistency. Use any whole fish or fish filet to prepare this refreshingly delicious soup. If you’re using whole fish; I recommend a meaty fish like snapper, tilapia, or Doctor fish that has lots of meat and large bones which makes it easier to separate the meat from the bones.  The recipe below is for an authentic Jamaican Fish ‘Tea’ Soup. A similar version of this fish soup is served in… Read More

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Saltfish Fritters Recipe (Stamp n’ Go)

Saltfish fritters appear in several Caribbean cultures. There are subtle differences across each culture but the main ingredients are the same. All you really need for a tasty batch of  authentic Caribbean fritters are saltfish, onion or scallion, thyme and a little bit of hot pepper.  I like fresh colorful ingredients in my dishes so I’ve added multi-colored peppers and herbs. They are completely optional. Following is an easy to follow recipe for my version of Saltfish Fritters or Stamp n’ Go as we Jamaicans call it.  Saltfish (baccala) is a staple of the Caribbean and Latino diet. Popular Caribbean dishes that feature saltfish include Saltfish Buljol from Trinidad, Cook-up Saltfish from Jamaica… Read More

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Saltfish/ Baccala

Saltfish is a staple of the Caribbean and Latino diet. Saltfish originated in Newfoundland some 500+ years ago. Salting and air drying fish and other meats was a way of life for people around the world then. Saltfish found its way to the Caribbean during the Triangular Trade at the dawn of the 18th Century.  Today you will find countless saltfish recipes throughout the Spanish and English speaking Caribbean. Popular Caribbean saltfish dishes include Saltfish Buljol from Trinidad, Cook-up Saltfish from Jamaica and the ever popular Fritters. Though cod fish is most often used to make saltfish any meaty white fish (pollock, snapper and shark, etc.) can be salt cured and dried to… Read More

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