Fig and Saltfish Pie HT MC
West Indian 85mins plus soaking
Fish Main Course St. Lucia Caribbean St. Lucian West
Saltfish (Salted Cod), pre-soaked in hot water for 2 hours
Green Figs (green bananas)
Mild Cheddar Cheese, grated
tbsp Lime Juice
Capsicums (sweet peppers), thinly sliced
Tomatoes, thinly sliced
Onion, thinly sliced
teasp Black Pepper
teasp White Breadcrumbs
Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and lightly grease a pie dish
Drain the soaked saltfish and place in a large pan of cold water, bring to the
boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, peel the green bananas cut into chunks and place in a pan of cold
(unsalted) water. Bring to the boil then cook for 10-15 minutes until tender.
Drain well then return to the pan, immediately sprinkle with the lime juice and
mash with a fork. Season well with pepper
Drain the fish and remove the skin and bones then shred the flesh.
Press half of the mashed bananas into the greased baking pie dish then top with
half of the shredded fish then spread half the peppers, onion
slices, tomato slices and cheese and season with black pepper. Repeat the layers
ending with grated cheese.
Pour the milk over the top and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs. Bake in an oven
for 30-40 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Serve hot.
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