Saltfish Bake Recipe

Saltfish Bake Recipe



  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 tablespoon shortening or butter
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoon water or more

Sautee Salt fish

  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • ½ pound salt fish
  • ½ medium onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1-2 green onions chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoon parsley
  • 2-3 tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 or teaspoons hot sauce or pepper adjust to taste
  • ½ teaspoons or bouillon powder optional
  • Soak salt fish in water overnight or several days water changed several times. Drain and shred fish finely shred.


Salt fish

  1. In a medium-large skillet, add oil, onions, garlic, thyme, paprika and sauté, for about 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent any burns. Followed by tomatoes continue cooking for about 3 minutes then add, hot pepper, white pepper, mix until ingredients have been thoroughly combined. Cook for about 5 minutes or more. Add water as needed
  2. Finally throw in salt fish, cook for 5 minutes or more -adjust the seasoning, to taste. Remove from the heat and let it cool. You may prepare this a day in advance.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; add shortening or butter, and, using your fingers.
  2. Gently stir in water into dry ingredients until all is moistened and holds together (like a ball).
  3. Place on a floured board and knead for about a minute. Let it rest for about 15-20mins

Method 1

  1. You may divide dough into about 10-12 pieces and roughly shape into ball.
  2. When ready Flatten each ball to ½ inch thick, place on cookie sheet

Method 2

  1. Turn dough on a floured surface,
  2. Roll out dough in to 1 inch thick, cut into desired shapes or use 3 inch or larger cookie cutter to cut dough.
  3. In a large, sauce pan pour vegetable oil, until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimeters) high, place on medium heat until oil is 350 degrees.

Frying Method

  1. Fry until golden brown about 3-5 minutes depending on size. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper napkin. Let it cool
  2. Split in half and fill with salt fish. Serve warm

Baking Method

  1. Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned
  2. Remove and serve warm.