Preparing dried salt fish or smoked red herring

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Eat Caribbean

Eat Caribbean

By Virginia Burke

Published 2005

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Dried, salted fish (usually cod) is a popular ingredient. It is quite easy to prepare for use. When you find dried salt fish it often looks like whitish cardboard. Most often it is left to soak in cold water overnight. I usually just rince it off under the cold tap then place it in a pan full of water and bring to the boil. Throw that water away, fill up the pot again and boil once more. Drain and cool, remove skin (if any) then using two forks or your fingers, flake into little pieces. You might have to remove bones, or you can buy it boneless.