News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Fri. Feb. 21, 2020: This week we spotlight on the British Virgin Islands where one of their popular dishes is Fish And Fungi. Here’s how you can make it at home.
FOR THE FISH
2 1⁄4 lbs firm white fish (cleaned and limed)
1⁄2 teaspoon Accent seasoning
1 cup water
1 teaspoon margarine
1 medium onion, cut into large chunks
1 small tomato, chopped
1 1⁄2 teaspoons vinegar
4 1⁄2 teaspoons lemons or 4 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
1 lime, sliced
For The Fungi
5 ounces cut okra
3⁄4 cup fine yellow cornmeal
1 1⁄4 cups boiling water
1 tablespoon butter
1⁄8 teaspoon salt pepper
To make the fish:
Put all the ingredients into a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
Cover and reduce heat, simmering for 20 to 30 minutes or until the fish flakes with a fork.
Garnish with sliced lime.
To make the fungi:
Bring the water to a boil and add the okra.
In a separate bowl, blend 2 tbsp of the cornmeal with about 6 tbsp water.
Pour into the pot with the boiling water and okra and let cook for one-two minutes until okra is tender.
Slowly pour the rest of the cornmeal into the pan, stirring constantly.
Add the butter and salt and pepper, continuing to cook for 5 minutes.
Serve hot on side with fish.