This dish known in the Caribbean as Buljol is one of the best snacks, either for breakfast or in an evening as a late supper. Its light and healthy and is show above with a Caribbean speciality sometimes called bakes sometimes called floats. In Mexico it might be called avocado salsa salad without tomatillos as they usually serve it with these hard to find green fruits. We show it with bakes but it can be served with crackers, toast or even fresh baguette. This is a world class dish, worthy of a Michelin star restaurant.
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Avocado Salsa Salad
A delicious avocado salad with healthy salt cod protein makes a complete meal
salt and black pepper plus 1 tsp scotch bonnet sauce
For SalsaCodfish varies a lot, try to get boneless because its so much easier although slightly less flavor. Some Tesco’s have it on the International counter. It may be enough to soak in boiling water for 15 minutes or you may need to boil, depends on how much salt. Drain and shred to make avocado salsa salad.Skin and finely chop 3-4 tomatoes and mix with finely chopped onion, garlic and hot peppers, and add to salt fish. Add avocado cut into cubes, and salt and pepper (may not need salt if fish still salty) , then mix with squeezed lemon or lime and virgin olive oil and Ooft! Scotch Bonnet hot sauce. Let it sit for a while for the flavours to mix and then serve as is on fried bakes, toast, fresh rolls or even crackers.
Bakes Fried bakes are made with flour, salt, baking powder and water much like a roti. Let the softish mixture sit for 1 hour and then tear off egg sized pieces and flatten and deep fry in about 1/2 inch or more hot oil. Spoon hot oil over the flattened bake to make it puff up. Fry until lightly brown and put in a tissue lined bowl to drain.
Keyword avocado salsa salad, bacalau, buljol, salt cod
Salted Cod is a very old Scottish tradition dating back to the Vikings. There is a great company in the Shetland Isles making quality salted fish, 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 Shetland company makes hard dried cod, but there are also other sources of salt cod easier to use online at Amazon. I actually prefer a softer fish that is popular in Spain and Portugal. The hard fish needs 24 hours soaking. The photo below is of one we use often
Go to France or Spain and everywhere you look is salted fish. 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 salt cod 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 house where his mother cooked for about 20 children and aunts and uncles and cousins. Their house overlooked the Bermuda Sound, clear blue waters. This dish sounds odd, but the combination of flavours is stunning. When you eat this you are eating a bit of Bermuda!
If you are going to Bermuda this site tells you where to eat this and also gives an alternative salt cod recipe – Bermuda Breakfast
Available in most supermarkets and online stores
Bermuda Breakfast – Salt Cod Recipe
In Bermuda they have created a unique delicious and healthy meal usually served Sunday as a brunch
250gmSalted Codfish (soaked overnight in water 250 gm serves about 4)
1lblarge new potatoes or waxy potatoes
1tinplum tomatoes (try to get good quality)chopped
salt and black pepper
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 so be careful with 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 our Ooft! Hot SauceIt is important to eat a little of each and you will be amazed how these flavour complement each other
Keyword bacalao, Bermuda breakfast, caribbean salt cod