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Monday, 1 April 2013

How to cook Bajan fishcakes: Cooking with Alexander R E C I P E

It's Good Friday, and no Good Friday would be complete in the Only Boys and Tomboys house without Bajan Fishcakes!!  An old but GOODIE!!

Watch as Alexander cooks with an authentic Bajan Nana closely watching in the background!  >>>>>>>VIDEO


Bajan Fishcakes have been sampled, cooked and eaten in every self respecting Barbadians home, and, being of Barbadian heritage, these little beauties have been our family ongoing staple often enjoyed at parties and as a Good Friday must.  

Found sold by street vendors through to luxury hotels if you want to taste Barbados this is the way to do it!

Ingredients List

600g of boneless, skinless salted cod
2 large spring onions
1 bunch of thyme
2 scotch bonnet peppers.  These are very hot, DO NOT touch face or eyes, after handling wash hands thoroughly
2 large cooking onions
1 teaspoon of baking powder
3 tbsp of all purpose seasoning
3 tbsp coarse black pepper
2 large eggs beaten
1/2 cup of milk
400g of self raising flour
Vegetable oil for frying

For dipping sauce:-

2 tbsp salad cream
3 tbsp of ketchup
A squeeze of fresh lemon
A pic of black pepper
A splash of champagne (or any other sparkling white)

How to:

Start by boiling, in 6 cups of water for 4 minutes, your salted cod.  Pour out the water and boil a second time for 3 minutes. Drain then use a fork to break up the fish.

Place all of the ingredients into a bowl then blend.

Heat a large heavy pan/dutch pot half full of vegetable oil to a medium heat.
Using a teaspoonful of batter for each fishcake, drop carefully into oil.

You may need to turn the heat down to medium-low if the fish cakes are burning before being fully cooked.  Remove when golden

Drain on paper towels.
Combine dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl, serve with fishcakes...  Then eat!!!

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  1. Angeline Maynard posted on our Facebook.

    Well done Alexander! I've enjoyed watching the other cooking video's too. xx

  2. Symone Dorsett posted on our Facebbook

    I am now craving saltfish fritters pls send lil man over to mine the kitchen is waiting ! Lol


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