The national dish of St. Kitts and Nevis comprises of Stewed Saltfish, Spicy
Plantains, Seasoned Breadfruit and Coconut Dumplings.
1 lb saltfish
1 green pepper diced
5 cloves chopped garlic
4 tbsp vegetable oil
6 scallions finely chopped
2 tbsp parsley chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1. Soak saltfish overnight then boil in fresh water until
2. Drain fish, remove the bones and scales and flake.
oil in a large heavy saucepan. Add pepper, scallions, onion and garlic.
Cover and cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the
tomatoes and simmer over moderate heat until heated through for about 5
4. Arrange the saltfish on a plate. Sprinkle with parsley and
serve with dumplings, breadfruit and spicy plantains.
3 medium sizzed plantains, peeled and chopped
into 1/2" pieces
2 tbsp fresh ginger peeled and grated
1 small onion
1/4 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of hot sauce or finely chopper pepper
oil for frying
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Toss until mixed.
Fry in batches until golden brown and cooked. Remove and drain on paper
towels. Serve alongside saltfish, dumplings and breadfruit.
3 cups full breadfruit chopped into 1"
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp unsalted butter or margarine
1/2 cup of
red pepper diced
1 medium onion chopped
4 garlic cloves crushed
tbsp fresh parsley chopped
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1/2 cup chicken
broth or 1 cube dissolved into 1/2 cup water
1/4 tbsp salt
freshly ground pepper
Melt butter or margarine in a heavy saucepan over medium
heat then add oil. Add onions and cook until golden about 5 to 8 minutes,
stirring often. Add garlic, thyme, red pepper and parsley and saute for 30
seconds. Remove from heat and add breadfruit with chicken broth or other
prepared liquid. Toss gently to blen and heat through. Season to taste with
salt and pepper. Serve with dumpling, saltfish and spicy plantain.
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp margarine
1/2 cup wawter
Place flour, coconut, salt, margarine and oil in a bowl.
Gradually stir in the water to make a stiff dough. Turn onto a lightly
floured board and knead for about 2 minutes. Make dumplings in desired
shape. Slide dumplings into boiled salted water. Cover and cook for about 10
to 15 minutes.