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Avocado Salsa Salad- delight from the Caribbean

avocado salsa salad

Avocado Salsa Salad with salted cod (bacalao)


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.

Ingredients

avocado salsa salad
Ingredients for Avocado Salsa Salad

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avocado salsa salad

Avocado Salsa Salad

A delicious avocado salad with healthy salt cod protein makes a complete meal
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large Avocado cubed
  • 4 medium Tomato skinned and chopped
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic fine chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp. good Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 hot pepper fine chopped
  • 1 pack or 1/2-3/4lb soaked, cooked boned codfish
  • 1 lime or lemon
  • salt and black pepper plus 1 tsp scotch bonnet sauce

Bakes

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs baking powder

Instructions
 

  • For Salsa
    Codfish 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
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Bermuda Breakfast – Salt Cod Recipe

Bermuda Breakfast

Bermuda Breakfast or Brunch

salt cod recipe

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

salt cod recipe

Available in most supermarkets and online stores

Bermuda Breakfast

Bermuda Breakfast – Salt Cod Recipe

In Bermuda they have created a unique delicious and healthy meal usually served Sunday as a brunch
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 750 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 250 gm Salted Codfish (soaked overnight in water 250 gm serves about 4)
  • 1 lb large new potatoes or waxy potatoes
  • 4 eggs boiled
  • 4 banana
  • 2 Avocado
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tin plum tomatoes (try to get good quality) chopped
  • 1 large sweet pepper sliced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt and black pepper

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

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 Sauce
It 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