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Kippers, Caribbean Style, with Ooft! Hot Sauce

fry bake and kippers

Fry bake and kippers

Shows how to stuff the bake with the kipper mixture

Shows how to stuff the bake with the kipper mixture

Kippers, Caribbean style.

Scotland smokes some very tasty kippers. Our fishmonger Clarks in Musselburgh LINK makes their own, but there are famous smokers at Craster down the Northumberland Coast and in Fife.  Craster even has its own eponymous URL LINK .  Kippers make a good alternative to the Caribbean smoke herring.  Now whether you are a Scotsman wanting a new recipe, or a Trinidadian nostalgic for  smoke herring and fry bake, this is one to try. Kippers are inexpensive in Scotland and as an oily fish extremely nutritious. (Each ounce of kippers provide an average of 62 calories, 7 grams of protein, 3.5 grams of fat and no carbohydrate.) So to the recipe.

Sliced onion and sweet pepper half a chilli slow cooked until soft with a little oil. Throw in 2 tomatoes chopped and cover to simmer down. Add shredded Kippers, cook for 2-3min. season to taste and serve with Ooft! on a soft roll or in this case fried bakes. Open the pocket and put in the mix and add lots of Ooft! ….a scrumptious new way to eat this healthy smoked fish. Would work with pita bread.

Fried Bakes

These are very simple to make. Flour salt and water mix to a soft consistency and leave for 20 minutes to settle. Boil a pan of oil. Take pieces of dough about the size of a lime and roll out not too thin to about 3 inches. Drop in hot fat and here is the secret. using a metal spoon constantly pour hot oil from the pan over the bake as it rises in the pan until to your surprise it will puff up and then start to brown. Remove with slotted spoon into a bowl with kitchen towel to absorb the oil.


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