SALTFISH BULJOL PIES

Pies… whether fried or baked are the perfect ‘on the go’ snacks! Pies are surely a favorite in Trinidad and so is fried bake and buljol so why not combine them to make some delightful buljol pies! Fried buljol pies!

YIELD: 14 pies

INGREDIENTS:

PIE DOUGH:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or as needed)
  • 1 cup water approx. (or as needed)

BULJOL:

  • 1/2 lb saltfish
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 pimento
  • Cabbage as you like
  • Carrot as you like
  • Sweet pepper as you like
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 tsp JGM Products garlic powder

OTHER:

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Vegetable oil for frying

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine all ingredients listed below ‘PIE DOUGH’. Knead until you have a smooth dough ball. In this step add the water slowly and as needed. Cover the dough and set aside for 20 minutes approx.
  2. Boil or soak saltfish to remove any excess salt. The length of time can vary. I usually taste a piece to determine how much longer it should boil/soak for.
  3. Once finished, remove the saltfish from the water and add to a food processor.
  4. Add all other ingredients listed below ‘BULJOL’ to the processor as well except the garlic powder. Pulse until there aren’t many chunks of any ingredients.
  5. Heat coconut oil in a pot. All the chopped ingredients to the heated oil. Add the garlic powder. Cook for approx. 2-3 minutes on low heat.
  6. To fill pies, break the large dough ball into smaller balls (depending on the size pie you want). Using your fingers, open out the small dough ball into a flat circle and place in your palm. Place 1 spoon (can be more if you want) of the buljol then carefully seal it by pressing along the edges of the dough. Continue this step until all pies are made.
  7. Fry on each side for a few minutes or until they are the color you want your pies to be.
  8. Place on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
  9. Enjoy your buljol pies!

NOTE:

For the buljol, you can adjust all the measurements to your liking. This is a dish that you can have so much fun with. Some prefer more veggies than saltfish and others vice versa so most importantly… have fun!

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