1 lb. dried salt cod, rinsed in several changes of cool water and soaked overnight in a cold water bath in refrigerator
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 eggs, lightly beaten
6-7 tbs. ice water
2 medium onions, finely minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 red pepper, finely minced
1 scotch bonnet pepper, finely minced
1 tbs. fresh thyme leaves
1 tsp. salt
1 tbs. ground black pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
Clean and shred the fish.
Mix the fish, baking powder, flour, beaten egg and just enough water to thin to a batter consistency.
Stir in the onion, garlic, red pepper, scotch bonnet pepper, thyme, black pepper and salt.
In a deep fryer, heat the oil to 375 degrees.
Drop the mixture by tablespoonfuls into the oil, and cook until golden.
Drain on paper towels, and serve hot with the sauce.
1 small onion, minced
6 scallions, minced
1 fresh chili pepper, cleaned and minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 roasted red bell pepper, pureed
2 tbs. minced parsley
1/2 cup boiling water
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbs. peanut oil
Combine all the ingredients except the water, lime and oil in a bowl, and stir to combine.
Add the water.
Set aside to cool.
Add the lime and oil, as desired.