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Friday, January 27, 2006

Jamaican Fish Soup

1 pound fish
3 stalk escallion
1 small sweet potato
1/2 teaspoon anise seed
3 cloves garlic
4 sprig thyme
1 scotch bonnet
1 green banana
1/2 chopped green pepper
1 onion chopped
1 sliced carrot
salt and pepper

In a large pot boil fish with garlic for 1 hour. Do not stir but check occasionally to ensure there is enough water.
Remove fish from water to cool down.
Add to the pot of water banana, dumpling, and potato. Discard bone from the fish and add fish to the pot.
Add seasonings and boil for another hour.
Stir often and mash the potato.

Cooking time: 2- 2 1/2 hrs
Serves: 8

To make the dumplings

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water or milk to bind flour
cooking oil to fry

Mix flour baking powder and salt in a medium bowl with a whisk. Bind the flour with warm water or milk
When it comes together remove bowl and knead.
If preparing for soup or stew, spoonfuls can be dropped for 15-20 minutes (stop here)! If frying, divide dough in 2, roll into a 6x2 inch shape.
Put on a cutting board and cut in 1/2 inch diagonals.
Heat enough oil to deep fry, about 5 mins. per side till golden.


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