Jamaica Salt Fish

Photo courtesy of S. Pinsent, who was married recently in Jamaica and was thoughtful enough to send me this wonderful picture.  Thanks!
Newfoundland and Jamaica have a staple of salt cod in common.
A couple of years ago, a visitor to the studio struck up a conversation about salt fish, as she recognized the iconic image from her native Jamaica.  She asked me how we like to cook it here in Newfoundland.  I was more interested in how she cooked it!  Here’s the recipe I’ve been using for salt fish since that day…
Soak, cook, and debone a salt fish.  Set aside.  Chop tomatoes, peppers, and onions and sauté in olive oil until tender.  Toss the fish in, and let flavors mingle.  Serve on a bed of basmati rice or with bread.  Add fresh pepper at the table to taste.  Easy and delicious!

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