Fisherman’s Pie (Yam & Saltfish)

Here’s what you need 

1lb yam (yellow or white) 

½ c Fresh Blended Seasoning 

1c Butter 

2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil 

1lb Salted cod (Salt Fish)

½ c Tomatoes (diced)

½ c Sweet Pepper (diced)

¼ c Red onions (diced)

1/8 c Garlic (minced)

1/8 c Pimento Peppers (chopped finely)

½ c Carrots (diced) 

½ c Green Peas 

¾ c Tomato sauce 

¼ c Coconut milk powder 

½ c Warm water 

1 ½ c Cheddar Cheese (Optional)

Let’s make it 

  • Peel and cut yam into small cubes and place in a large pot for boiling 
  • Cover with water, add fresh blended seasoning and boil until tender 
  • Remove from water by straining 
  • Crush /mash yam until smooth add cheese, butter and salt to taste – Set aside 
  •  In a pot place salted cod /saltfish, cover with water and boil for 20mins to remove salt.
  • Remove from water 
  • Boil for another 10mins if desired to remove more salt.
  • Shred and set aside 
  • Mix together coconut milk powder and warm water in a bowl and set aside 
  • In a sauce pan on medium heat, add vegetable oil and sauté garlic, pimento peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes and green peas for 2 -3 mins 
  • Add shredded salted cod /saltfish, mix well 
  • Add tomato sauce and coconut milk and let simmer on low heat for 5 mins 
  • Stir in bell peppers /sweet peppers and remove from heat 
  • In a butter greased baking dish, spread ½ the amount of mashed yam to create the first layer 
  • Cover this layer with salted cod /saltfish mix 
  • Spread the remaining mashed yam for the second layer 
  • Drizzle with olive oil or top with cheese 
  • Garnish with chopped parsley 
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 40mins or until edges are golden brown 
  • Let cool slightly before serving 
  • A full meal in 1 tray …yay !