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Sun, Sea and Salted Cod

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This recipe we have for you includes the staple Caribbean ingredient of Yam. However this can be modified – you can use potato or sweet potato if you prefer. We of course recommend that you try yam, to make the dish as authentic as possible.

Ingredients:

1 Yam 3-4 lbs
1 cup salted cod (prepared)
1/2 onion
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoon olive oil
4 sprigs thyme
10 cherry tomatoes (or 1 large)
1 scotch bonnet pepper (optional)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 scallion

Method:

  • Peel the soft boiling white yam and cut into large pieces.
  • Place into water and bring to a boil. Add ½ tsp of salt to the water.
  • Cook until yam is tender. Poke with knife – if it pokes through with no effort, they are cooked. Drain and put to one side.
  • Chop onions, tomatoes, peppers, scallions, garlic, parsley and thyme
  • Heat olive oil on a medium heat and add salted cod to the pan. Lower heat and cook or 3-5 minutes.
  • Add onion and garlic and cook on low for 3 minutes. Turn up heat and add other ingredients. Leave to cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add cooked yam pieces and mix until coated.
  • Serve!

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