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Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago

By Ramin Ganeshram

Published 2018

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These delicious fritters make use of salt cod (baccalà), a popular ingredient brought to the West Indies by the Portuguese and Spanish. The only downside is that the smell of cooked fish permeates the house for some time, so I suggest making accras on a fine day when you can have the windows open!


  • ½ pound boneless salt cod
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast (see Tip)


  1. Place the salt cod and 2 cups of cold water in a medium pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Drain and repeat this process two more times. After draining the salt cod the last time, place in a l