Green Fig (banana) and Saltfish Pie

This green fig and saltfish pie is another of our one-pot meals.

Green Fig and Saltfish Pie

Course: Vegetarian

Cuisine: Caribbean


  • 11 green fig banana, boiled and crushed
  • 1 1/4 cups flaked saltfish
  • 4 med tomatoes
  • 1 med onion
  • 2 pimento peppers
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. allspice powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 3/4 cup cooking cream
  • 1 egg beaten


  • In a medium-sized pot, cook the green fig. Then remove the skin.
  • Note: Add a few drops of oil to the water to prevent the pot from getting sticky and hard to clean.
  • Dice the green fig and set aside.
  • Cook the saltfish and remove the fish bones, if there are any. Break the saltfish into small pieces.
  • Saute the onion, pimento, and garlic. Add the tomatoes and leave to cook for about 5 minutes. Then add the saltfish and tomato paste. Cook for another 3 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Set aside.
  • To the diced green fig, add paprika, allspice powder, garlic powder, onion powder, butter and parsley. Mix well.
  • In a bowl mix the two cheeses. Add 1 1/2 cups of the cheese, the cooking cream and the beaten egg. Mix well.
  • Place half of the green fig mixture in a greased baking dish. Top with the stewed saltfish. Pour the rest of the greenfig mixture over the stewed saltfish. Finally spread the rest of the grated cheese over the pie.
  • Place in a 350 degrees F oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until the pie is golden on the top.

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