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Friday, June 12, 2009

tropical downpour


C
hances 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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

40 comments:

snugs said...

that looks awesome..my girlfriend is from the Bahama's and she does another good one with pan fried fish, new potatoes, onions, herbs and sliced avacado with lots of lime juice..it's very refreshing like yours seems too..

KennyT said...

Christo, it should be good to pair this dish with beer, right?

Vicki said...

Of the bacalao, green banana, yucca and onion, the only thing I can readily find is the onion. That being said, I can almost taste that dish, and I want some. Like now.

ARUNA said...

i can say its just wowww....looks great!!!

Jenn said...

You are correct. I've never had or heard of this dish. Now I've got to try it.See I learn something new today. =)

Denise said...

This looks very exotic and refreshing.

The Blonde Duck said...

"Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up..."

♥peachkins♥ said...

This is interesting..

TavoLini said...

Still makes me feel like I'm on the beach ;)

I ate a ton of yucca and green bananas in Puerto Rico--we had one other root vegetable, too, but I can't remember the name of it...

doggybloggy said...

snugs: it is a completely refreshing meal...

kenny-t: beer would go perfect with this

vicki: the contrast between the warm yucca and banana and the cold fish and onions is a match made by the gods

aruna: that works for me

jenn: I dont even know if it has a proper name

denise: that just about sums it up

TBD: then you hear me say 'doctor'

peachkins: thats a nice way of saying it

tavolini: maybe it was yautia or batata?

Leela said...

Oh, I love this no-recipe recipe! I see bacalao at my favorite store all the time but had no idea what to do with it. More bacalao recipes, please.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Do my eyes deceive me, or did you just post a recipe?! ;)

It looks wonderful!

snowelf said...

DoggyB--It's so pretty! It makes me wish I liked fish!!

--snow

girlichef said...

I'd try this at least once...I don't think I've ever really eaten Yucca...think it'd work with the Yucca in my yard...or is it different?

Leilani Josh said...

Oh divine! Wow... the ingredients seem to blend together like the perfect beach drink... yummy!

~Dana said...

I was using my kids account in the above post:).... This post has a name that fits.. I'll have to make this and take it to the beach for lunch tomorrow!

Pavithra said...

Wow thats awesome dish....perfect combo of veggies.. loved ur presentation and click.

Mo Diva said...

in honor of Puerto Rican Heritage???
I love that stuff! save me some. IM coming over for dinner.

The Townhouselady said...

Mt Bajian neighbor had given us something quite similar to try. Same main ingredients but the Yucca was in a mashed state. Was fantastic.

5 Star Foodie said...

I've certainly never had this! Wow, neat dish!

Marjie said...

A regular green banana? Never thought of boiling them. The dish has color with the red onions and green parsley, and that's what makes it photogenic. I swear that color makes things taste better, too.

Anette said...

Are we talking about eating kind of raw fish again?
I say kind of, cause salted is kind of prepared isn't it!

Pooja said...

Oh my looks awesome! So comforting to have too!

Angie's Recipes said...

I had them before, but not all-in-one....definitely worth a try!

The Duo Dishes said...

Where does one find those green bananas? Hmmm, those would be fun to work with.

lisaiscooking said...

Well, there's one more thing I can't get locally. I'm going to have to mail-order some bacalao already!

farida said...

This looks and sounds very appealing to me. Very exotic.

burpandslurp said...

Wow! I LOVE all the flavors and textures that play together in that dish...I'm rushing over to your kitchen!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

I'll trust you on this one because I know that you're awesome and I totally dig your taste... but I have to admit that these ingredients scare me just a little....

Reeni♥ said...

This reminds me of the show with the surprise ingredients in a box and you have 30 minutes to cook with them. The name escapes me now. I would never come up with something so exceptional like this! Hands down - you would win.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Great things here but I'm doing the French pout because I can't get all of these wonderful ingredients in the culinary wasteland of the NC mountains. Now when I lived in the islands....maybe. There we grew our own bananas. Gorgeous photos too.
I approve of your tropical downpour...great play on words.
Sam

Grace said...

you're right, i've definitely never had anything like this before. honestly, i've only had onion. oh, and parsley. it certainly looks appetizing though--thanks for the introduction!

Donna-FFW said...

always learn about something new around here. Very exotic, Id love to have this on an island somewhere with a good stiff drink.

teresa said...

i'd say that this is a very photo friendly dish, it's making me hungry!

Cynthia said...

I am currently not in the Caribbean and just looking at this makes me a bit homesick. Eat some for me :)

Marta said...

great dish! I actually was browsing through my cookbooks this morning in search of a dish to make with the salted cod I just purchased. This is a great contender! no, actually, I think I'll make this since I just remembered I have green plantains downstairs! YAY, you've saved the day!

foodcreate said...

Mouthwatering! Satisfying these ingredients are so healthy what a great dish for Sunday bingo brunch~~~

Joan Nova said...

Not even a drop of vinegar, or lemon or lime juice? I'm surprised. Like your style of posting.

Harmony said...

" it isnt the most photogenic pile of sustenance" ~ Your photo btw begs to differ. This does not shock me, I find it impossible for you to photograph anything unphotogenic. There can be two reasons for this: 1) You are incapable of producing anything truly unphotogenic or 2) You're simply amazing with the camera. I am thinking it's both.

Rachel J aka Tha Pizza Cutta said...

I am so bookmarking this recipe right now.

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