Food Porn Recipe: Accra ( Fried Salted Cod fish in herb batter)

It’s Creole Heritage Month in my home island paradise of Saint Lucia. Our national dish is green banana (Green figs) with salted cod fish. Cod fish is very popular on the island. Accra (Fried salted cod fish in a herb batter), is a VERY appetizing island delicacy, especially within households (Sunday breakfast)! Freshly made tomato salsa is a perfect accompaniment to this fine local dish! Check out my creation in the below photo which I made and served during my culinary days at the 5 diamond resort, The Landings, Saint Lucia after completing my first degree in Food and Beverage Management! Local chefs take pride in creating this dish and it’s popular on menus throughout the island. Like cake, not just anyone can perfect this mouth-watering recipe!

Accra Ingredients:

  1. Salted codfish
  2. Flour
  3. Baking Powder
  4. Spring onions/Chives
  5. Garlic
  6. Peppers
  7. Water

A very simple recipe. 

Method for 5 portions/servings

  1. Boil cod fish to reduce salt content and put to chill, then de-bone.
  2. Mix 1/4lb flour in room temperature water to create a common batter recipe at quality consistency. The lighter the batter the fluffier and lighter the final results.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of baking powder.
  4. Mix together chopped herbs and salted cod fish with a balanced consistency.
  5. Fry at between 350 to 375 degrees F for 3 to 3.5 minutes. A tablespoon of batter forms 1 Accra. Gently ease the content into the oil.
  6. Have a dish ready to place the Accra to drain the oil.

Serve!!! Bon Appetite!!!

Light and fluffy brings the best results! Add salsa of your choice to taste if desired (I can submit my recipe later on. The local recipe does not include tomato salsa). Fruit juice or local cocoa tea are the perfect beverages to “wash it down”!

This is the appetizer before many exotic local recipes, even at fine restaurants and 1 portion, as seen below will have your smiling and licking your lips!

When visiting Saint Lucia in October, get ready for the best in food festivals and creole music among other heritage arts as Creole Heritage Month which leads to Creole Day also known as Jounen Kwéyòl is the next best thing to Christmas in the Caribbean’s most beautiful island, known as the Helen of the West Indies (Remember Helen of Troy) and also voted repeatedly as the #1 Honeymoon Destination!

Au revoir!

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