A Caribbean Treat, Chiquetaille de Morue

June 20, 2018

A Caribbean Treat, Chiquetaille de Morue

Chiquetaille de Morue is Salted Codfish marinated in a spicy and peppery vinaigrette. This dish is an appetizer that is ideal for small gatherings. For large groups, it will be pricey as the price of salted cod is a bit on the high side.

To make this dish, you must first de-salt the fish and grill it before adding your spicy seasoning. Another way is to boil the fish for a few minutes after desalting and slowly pan-fry it on the stove.

I don't always have the luxury of using a gas or charcoal grill year round; I de-salt the fish in cold water first then place it in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes. That process works for me and does not change the texture of the fish much.

Desalting the codfish may be a bit tricky. The best way is to thoroughly rinse the cod under running cold water, remove as much salt as possible without pulling the meat apart and place it in a large bowl with plenty of water.

After a few hours, repeat the same process 3 or 4 times until you feel the fish has been desalted. I would suggest adding plenty of water if desalting it overnight or at least for 24 hours.

I make my hot and Spicy marinade or sauce with scallions, onions, hot peppers, a couple of tablespoons of my Hot and Spicy Original with Herbs Blend, oil, lime juice black pepper and garlic. I do not add salt because the fish already has salt and since I do not eat a lot of salt that is enough for me. You may choose to add salt if you prefer, but I would suggest tasting the cooked fish first.

This dish is very popular in the Haitian community and many other Caribbean communities. Chiquetaille de Morue is best enjoyed with firm bread or fried plantains.

Enjoy!

 

 

Serve: 4-6; Prep Time: 24nrs, 15 min; Cook Time: 15 min; Total Time: 25 min

Ingredients

1 bag Salted Codfish (1 pound or 12 oz bag)
Plenty of water to de-salt
1 stalk Scallion (finely chopped)
1/4 cup White Onion (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon Fresh Hot Pepper (chopped; Habanero or Scotch Bonnet)
2 tablespoons Hot and Spicy Original with Herbs Blend
1/2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Fresh Lime Juice
1 clove Garlic (minced)

Instructions

De-salting the codfish may be a bit tricky. The best way is to thoroughly rinse the codfish under running cold water, remove as much salt as possible without pulling the meat apart and place it in a large bowl with plenty of water. After a few hours, repeat the same process 3 or 4 times until you feel the fish has been de-salted. Add plenty of water if de-salting it overnight.
Cut the fish into large pieces and pat dry. In an oven preheated at 425 degrees F, place the fish in a baking dish lined with a rack. Let fish cook under the broiler for 15 minutes. Remove and let cool.
In a small bowl mix all remaining ingredients. Shred codfish into small pieces and mix with marinade. Add salt if necessary. Serve immediately or let all flavors blend well for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Note: Soaking time is 24 hours to remove most of the salt. Water must be changed at least 2 - 3 times during soaking time. 





Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Recipes - Appetizer & Snacks

Easy and Delicious Chicken Kabobs
Easy and Delicious Chicken Kabobs

July 22, 2018

Juicy, tender, super easy chicken kabobs that everyone will love! The most natural marinade is created with Noubess Hot and Spicy Mango with Herbs Blend and Poultry Seasoning. 

View full article →

How to make Truffled Veal Liver Mousse Pâté the easy way
How to make Truffled Veal Liver Mousse Pâté the easy way

July 04, 2018

This easy and fancy pâté recipe is perfect for entertaining guests. The Pineapple Blend, not only enhances the flavors of the other ingredients, but it also adds a beautiful and delicious taste to the pâté. 

View full article →

How to make Haitian Accra, an updated version
How to make Haitian Accra, an updated version

June 27, 2018

Haitian Accra made with malanga/yautia mixed with spices and fried in hot oil or bake. The perfect appetizer for a night of entertaining your favorite guests. Serve with Hot and Spicy Original with Herbs Blend as dipping sauce

View full article →