SALTFISH BULJOL

Trinidadian style breakfast is one of the best if you ask me…maybe because I am Trini and have grown up around all sorts of delicious local foods. One item that is loved by manyyyy is saltfish  buljol!

As with every dish we know, there are many different ways of preparing any particular one, which like I always say, is what makes food culture so beautiful.

I personally loveeee lots of cabbage, pepper and onions in my buljol.

Here’s my recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 200g saltfish
  • 1/3 cup carrots, grated
  • 1/3 cup sweet peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 pimento, chopped
  • 1/2 hot pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/4 tsp JGM PRODUCTS garlic powder

METHOD:

  1. Boil saltfish for approximately 10-15mins.
  2. Remove from heat and break into smaller pieces using your fingers or a fork.
  3. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add saltfish and cook for just about 1-2mins.
  5. Reduce heat and add onions, garlic, pimentoes and pepper. Mix well.
  6. Add the cabbage, tomatoes, sweet peppers and carrots to the skillet and cover.
  7. Cook for roughly 2-3 mins until the vegetables are tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. IF necessary, add just about a tablespoon of water if sticking does begin to occur.
  8. Stir in the garlic powder and mix well.
  9. TIME TO EAT!
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Boil saltfish to remove excess saltfish
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Chop all veggies

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After saltfish has been boiled, break into small pieces using a fork or your fingers
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Add saltfish followed by onions, pepper, garlic and pimentoes to heated skillet 
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Add in the chopped veggies
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Cook until the veggies are tender
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Finished product

Notice no salt was added. Saltfish is usually very salty. Boiling helps to reduce the amount of salt in it so be careful not to over boil it as it can lose too much of its moisture and saltiness. If this does happen though (as it has to me before lol….you can simply add a pinch of salt).

Saltfish buljol goes so fantastic with fried or coconut bake, hops bread, or even roti! This dish is full of great flavours and your taste buds will be nothing but elated after eating this! I hope you enjoyed this post….If your mouths begin to water then get into your kitchen and start cooking! 😀

I’d love to hear how you prepare your saltfish buljol! Feel free to send me an email (jennagthehijabitt@outlook.com) or leave me a msg.

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