Trinidad salted cod buljol

Trinidad salted cod buljol


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About this recipe: Salted cod is cooked with onions, tomatoes, peppers, chillies and lemon juice, then served with lettuce and avocado. Traditionally served as a breakfast, feel free to eat it when you like.


Serves: 4 

  • 225g salted cod fish
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 red peppers, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 pinch crushed chillies
  • 6 leaves lettuce
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. To remove excess salt from the salted cod, bring it to the boil in a large saucepan of water. Drain the water and repeat the process. Drain the salted cod, flake and press liquid out.
  2. In a large frying pan, saute onions, tomatoes and peppers in the oil for 2 minutes. Mix in flaked salted cod, lemon juice and crushed chillies. Cook mixture at a low heat until the moisture has almost completely evaporated.
  3. Pile the mixture into the centre of a serving dish and arrange lettuce and avocado around it.

Salted cod

Or salt cod can be purchased in Mediterranean or Caribbean speciality shops.

Alternatives to cod:

Try this recipe with inexpensive fresh coley or pouting. They both belong to the cod family but are much cheaper and available in larger supermarkets or fishmongers.

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Simple and very tasty. I cooked the onion with the chilli first but followed the rest of recipe to the letter and it turned out very well. Looking elsewhere online this is often served on a bread of some sort. I used a chunky, wholemeal and seeded crust. A great combination. - 21 Feb 2012

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