Green Fig (Banana) And Saltfish

Green Fig (Banana) And Saltfish

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Seafood
Cuisine: Caribbean
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)


  • 1 hand of green fig bananas
  • 1 1/2 lb saltfish boned
  • 3 pimento peppers chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 carrot grated ( large side of grater)
  • 3 med. tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 large sweet pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Mark the green fig (banana) skin with a knife lengthwise. Place in a pot of water add 1/2 tbsp of oil and a pinch of salt. Boil until the skin changes colour and the bananas are tender. Peel the bananas before serving.
  • Boil the saltfish for about twenty minutes. Clean and break into smaller pieces. Squeeze out excess salt from the saltfish. In an iron pot, saute the onion and garlic over a medium flame until translucent.
  • Add the pimento peppers, sweet pepper, grated carrot and tomatoes. Cook for 2 minutes Add the saltfish and mix thoroughly.
  • Add about 1/2 cup water and let simmer for 1 minute. Serve over the peeled green fig (bananas).


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