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Bajan Fish Cakes Recipe

Barbados fish cakes

Another popular delicacy is Bajan fish cakes recipe, which are made with salted cod imported from the maritime provinces of Canada. The importation of salted fish and meat goes back to the colonial days when these foods, which could be stored for months, were seen as a cheap source of protein.

Fish cakes are the ideal Barbadian party food, this delicacy is served in rustic rum shops and elegant cocktail parties alike... but for breakfast two fish cakes also go well with a salt bread this is call a bread and two. 

As health conscious as everyone is trying to be, a dish of freshly fried hot fish cakes passed around at a gathering with some pepper sauce, goes like smoke in the wind. In fact fish cakes are so popular that many a visitor to the island have to get the recipe to take with them.

Barbados Fish Cakes

Here is the Bajan Fish Cakes recipe...

Bajan Fish Cakes Recipe

  • 225g (1/2lb) Salt fish (cod fish)
  • 4 Cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Median hot pepper (chopped)
  • 4 Sprigs of scallion (chopped)
  • I large onion (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Cooking Directions

Remove salt fish from the bone and Shred. Boiled fish and drain away the water and let fish cool. Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Separate boiled fish from any additional bones and flake into smaller pieces. Add water to flour mixture and then add finely chopped seasoning as you go. Add shredded fish to the batter and stir well
Heat vegetable oil over medium flame until haze forms. Using a tablespoon, drop batter into oil. Fry batter until golden brown and crispy around the edges. To remove excess oil place on kitchen towel for a few minute before serving.

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Where you'll find Bajan Fish Cakes on the menu

This traditional delicacy can be found as an appetizer at most functions, it is also a popular staple at cake sales and out door eateries across the island. Many of the local restaurants serve fish cakes as appetizers,  Here is a list of popular restaurants where you may find them.

Note: You may want to call ahead to make sure it's on the menu the day you plan to go. From experience the restaurants mention here are all great options yet each different from one another.

Here is the list...

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