Bake and Salt Fish -A delightful blend of Salt fish sautéed with onions, garlic, tomatoes and thyme makes you think of the Caribbean’s, yes?
3 cups flour
4 tablespoon shortening or butter
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 Tablespoon sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoon water or more
Sautee Salt fish
2 tablespoon cooking oil
½ pound salt fish
½ medium onion diced
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon white pepper
1-2 green onions chopped
2-3 tablespoon parsley
2-3 to matoes diced
1/2 or teaspoons hot sauce or pepper adjust to taste
½ teaspoons or bouillon powder optional
Soak salt fish in water overnight or several days water changed several times. Drain and shred fish finely shred.
In a medium-large skillet, add oil, onions, garlic, thyme, paprika and sauté, for about 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent any burns. Followed by tomatoes continue cooking for about 3 minutes then add, hot pepper, white pepper, mix until ingredients have been thoroughly combined. Cook for about 5 minutes or more. Add water as needed
Finally throw in salt fish, cook for 5 minutes or more -adjust the seasoning, to taste. Remove from the heat and let it cool. You may prepare this a day in advance.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; add shortening or butter, and, using your fingers.
Gently stir in water into dry ingredients until all is moistened and holds together (like a ball).
Place on a floured board and knead for about a minute. Let it rest for about 15-20mins
You may divide dough into about 10-12 pieces and roughly shape into ball.
When ready Flatten each ball to ½ inch thick, place on cookie sheet
Turn dough on a floured surface,
Roll out dough in to 1 inch thick, cut into desired shapes or use 3 inch or larger cookie cutter to cut dough.
In a large, sauce pan pour vegetable oil, until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimeters) high, place on medium heat until oil is 350 degrees.
Fry until golden brown about 3-5 minutes depending on size. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper napkin. Let it cool
Split in half and fill with salt fish. Serve warm
Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned
Remove and serve warm.
Serve an enjoy!