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Saltfish Souse

Saltfish Souse

Saltfish Souse is also an extremely popular weekend breakfast, a party favorite, and has slowly become a traditional Caribbean recipe.

Saltfish Souse is made with saltfish, lettuce, onions, hard boiled eggs, green hot peppers, and lots of olive oil.

Saltfish Souse Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 Ib. salted dried cod
  • 1 clove garlic, finely crushed
  • 14 fresh green hot pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 hard-boiled egg

How to make Saltfish Souse:

Soak cod in cold water for several hours, preferably overnight. Then drain well and dry with clean towel. Discard skin, bones and shred into fairly small pieces with fingers. Set aside. Then combine crushed garlic with olive oil in a bowl, mixing well and add vinegar, salt (if necessary), pepper and grated onion mixing well. Add cod, mixing well. Allow to stand for about 30 minutes.

Serve on platter in the centre of circle of tomato slices and lettuce leaves, garnished on top with slices of egg.

Recipe by:Yolande Cools-Lartigue author of The Art of Caribbean Cooking.

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