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Bermuda Breakfast – Salt Cod transformed

Bermuda Breakfast
Bermuda Breakfast
Bermuda Breakfast

Bermuda Breakfast or Brunch


Salted Cod is a very old Scottish tradition dating back to the Vikings. There is a great company in the Shetland Isles making the finest quality salted cod, and I urge you to try and use this truly great food.  Before fridges this kind of food was a staple in Scotland and it deserves to return to the table.  Shetland Salt Cod link. The Sheltand company makes hard dried cod, but there are also other sources of salt cod easier to use online at Amazon.

Go to France or Spain and everywhere you look is salt cod. But over here it is very difficult to find and often poor quality. The Shetland Salt Fish is top of the line and worth a try. Many people want to reduce their red meat intake but struggle to find alternatives. This keeps well in the fridge (we keep salt fish for up to 3 months), is quick and easy to prepare and tastes truly amazing. Our two sons love this healthy meal.

This recipe comes from Bermuda  and is used by most families as a brunch or late breakfast on Sundays. I used to go to my old friend Eugene Harvey (now in Washington) house where his mother cooked for about 20 children and aunts and uncles and cousins. Their house overlooked the Sound, clear blue waters.  This dish sounds odd, but the combination of flavours is stunning.

If you are going to Bermuda this site tells you where to eat this and also gives an alternative recipe – Bermuda Breakfast



Salted Codfish (soaked overnight in water 250 gm serves about 4)
Whole potatoes ideally from Scotland and firm when boiled
Eggs (1 each)
Bananas (1 each)
Avocado (half each)
Tomatoes (tinned quality plum)
Onions, garlic, peppers, salt and pepper
Green pepper sliced

teaspoon of sugar


Put the potatoes, codfish and eggs in a big pot and boil until potato done (about 15 minutes)
Drain and separate
Meanwhile take a frying pan and cook the onions, peppers and garlic slowly until soft and transparent. Add tinned tomato’s chopped or rough blend with sugar and cook covered on low heat for 15 minutes or so. Then add flaked fish and salt and pepper to taste. The salt fish will add plenty salt.


Put potato, sliced banana, slice of avocado, and halved egg on plate and spoon fish and tomato mixture on side.  Liberally sprinkle codfish mix with Ooft! Hot Sauce
It is important to eat a little of each and you will be amazed how these flavour complement each other