Your Good Friday Fish Recipe - Saltfish Stewed Peas from Jamaica
Shereen Codner joins Carlene in the kitchen where she prepares the popular Jamaican dish, Stewed Peas with Saltfish.
For 4 people
12 1/2 cups water
2 cups dried red peas, pre-soaked
1 piece ginger, crushed
4 whole pimento berries
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 packet Grace Coconut Milk Powder
1 cup flour
1/2 cup Grace Cornmeal
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 pound saltfish, soaked and flaked
1 packet Grace One Pot Seasoning - All Purpose
1 whole scotch bonnet pepper
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks escallion, chopped
1 sprig thyme
DirectionsPour 8 cups water into a pressure cooker. Add pre-soaked red peas, crushed ginger, pimento berries and crushed garlic; pressure cook for twenty five minutes.
Remove pressure cooker from flame and allow to fully cool before opening. Return to flame and add 4 cups water, Grace Coconut Milk Powder, mix well and bring to a boil.
Combine flour, Grace Cornmeal, salt and remaining water, knead until a firm dough is formed.
To Make Spinners:
Take small pieces of the dough and roll into spinners. Add spinners, flaked saltfish, Grace One Pot All Purpose Seasoning, whole scotch bonnet pepper, chopped onion, escallion and thyme and stir well.
Cover and leave to simmer for 15 minutes or until thickened.
To Serve: Serve with boiled Grace White Rice and a tossed salad.
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