Friday, June 12, 2009
Chances are you have never had this dish. In fact not only have you probably never had it you have probably never even heard of it unless you looked at my blog two years ago. I make this more often than I post about it because for one it isnt the most photogenic pile of sustenance in the whole world and two - well I dont have a two.
It has to be one of the easiest things in the world to make. Get some bacalao which is salted cod or pollack or haddock or whatever salted fish you can find and soak it and rinse it until it blooms and is no longer powerfully salty - this can take a few water changes until its right.
While you are doing that you have already peeled some yucca(cassava root) and some green bananas and they are boiling in some salted water to get tender.
These are not plantains but rather the cavendish banana that is still green. This is important because the green banana has a different flavor than the green plantain.
While this is all happening you are slicing up some red and yellow onion and some italian parsley to toss with olive oil in the bowl of softened fish that you have shredded. With me so far?
When the yucca and the bananas are done put a couple of them on a plate and pile on the fish, onion, parsley mixture - drizzle a little more olive oil and some cracked black pepper and get ready to taste satisfaction. This is the kind of food your brain and body will thank you for eating.
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 12:01 AM