Frittata! Definitely not a dish you’d commonly associate with the Caribbean, but wait! I’ll show you how to use the technique to rock something deliciously Caribbean for your next brunch. A dish I try to make a few times during the summer, when we’re those lazy Sundays entices us to the backyard. Yea, this works great on the outdoor grill as well.
boiled ground provisions (see note below)
3/4 cups shredded prepared salted Cod (fish)
1 cup sharp cheddar (use your fav cheese)
5 large eggs
3 tablespoon chopped parsley
5-7 sprigs thyme
2-3 scallions (chopped)
3/4 cup sweet bell pepper (diced)
2 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup cream
3/4 teaspoon black pepper (divided)
Notes. I used leftover (boiled in salted water) green cooking banana, eddoes and sweet potato (about 1 lb in total), from the Stewed Salmon With Ground Provisions recipe I did previous to this one. You may watch that video to see how I prepared the ground provisions.
Preheat your oven to 425 F. On the stovetop, heat a non stick pan (makes for easier removal later when the frittata is out of the oven) on a medium flame and add the butter. As it starts to melt, move the pan around – I explain why in the video below.
Add the bell peppers, scallions and prepared salted Cod. Stir well, turn the heat down to low, add 1/2 of the black pepper and cook gently.
In a bowl or measuring cup as I did, whisk the eggs with the cream and remaining black pepper. Now add 1/2 of the cheese into this egg mixture. Tip! grated nutmeg in the eggs will give another lovely layer of flavor to the completed frittata.
Prep (remember they we’re previously boiled in water) the ground provisions by simply cutting them up into bitesize pieces.. make sure they’re room temperature.
4-5 minutes later (make sure you stir the pan a couple times), add the cubed ground provisions to the pan and stir well so they get coated with the base we made. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Turn the heat up to medium/high and pour in the egg mixture to the pan. Be sure to scrape down the sides, top with the parsley and thyme leaves (no stems) and allow it to set for about 4 minutes.
Top with the remaining cheese and into the oven (make sure your pan is oven proof) on the middle rack for 15 minutes. IMPORTANT! Remember to wear gloves when removing from the oven as the handle will be HOT!
To add a lovely golden color on the top, I turned on the broil setting on my oven (525 F) and gave it a 3 minutes. Here’s where you MUST be diligent as it can burn very easily at this high temperature. So be close to the oven and keep checking the color after 1 minute and remove when it’s to your liking.
Allow it to cool for about 5 minutes before cutting wedges to serve. By using that non-stick pan it will come out easily. Be sure to scrape the sides if you find that it’s sticking to the pan (explained in the video).
How to prepare salted cod << Click to watch the video. You would have noticed that I didn’t add any salt to the dish. The ground provisions were boiled in salted water and the remaining salt from the Salted Cod was enough (to my liking). But you may top with sea salt when it comes out of the oven if you prefer.
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Looks and sounds great, Chris (like all your recipes). I have no cooking bananas or eddoes here in Australia, but will have a go with sweet potato and regular potato.