News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 29, 2017: Today, several countries in the Caribbean region are still not able to get their lives back to normal since Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed them.
The people living in Dominica, Cuba, the USVI and Puerto Rico, St. Martin, St. Maarten, Anguilla and the BVI are still struggling to restore their lives.
Cooking for them remains difficult and basic foods will have to suffice, so to do this we will again resort to Hurricane, rainy weather foods.
Another example of this is Cook-Up Salt fish with flour dumplings and green bananas or plantains.
I lb Saltfish (cooked and shredded)
1 large Onion
2 cloves garlic
4 medium Tomatoes
1 tsp black Pepper
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tbsp coconut oily
3 cups flour
1/2 dozen green banana or 3 green Plantains
In a medium size Dutch pot, sauté onions, tomatoes and garlic.
Mix thoroughly and add ketchup.
Simmer for 6-8 minutes then add scallion and black pepper.
Put a large pot on the stove with water.
When the water begins to boil add flour dumplings and peeled green bananas or plantains.
Make flour dumplings by kneading flour and cornmeal in a bowl and make into small round balls and then flattening in your palm and add to the same pot.
Add salt to taste.
Cook until done.
Serve dumplings and bananas/plantains with the cooked-up Salt fish.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Minna LaFortune is a trained Caribbean caterer and also president of the Society for the Advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora (SACD). Check out her food group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/bestfood scaribbean/