This starchy carbohydrate is best in small serving sizes and served with some fibrous carbohydrates (some vegetables) such as carrots or served with lettuce, watercress, tomatoes and cucumbers. They are useful in making soups or casseroles. Some provisions are also fried as an appetizer. But they are especially delicious and filling with saltfish.
A plate of provision and saltfish
Provision and saltfish is most popular during the Lenten season . It is also most expensive at that time, probably because of it’s demand. Today, for the provision, we have dasheen and green fig. The dasheen I bought but the green fig I didn’t have to buy; I just went outside and cut a bunch. So you see, other than being a simple dish to prepare, it was also cheap on my pocket.
Here’s Provision and Saltfish; a simple, healthy, quick meal.
½ lb. Dasheen or Cassava or Eddoes
6 green figs
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 sprigs chive, finely chopped
Well that’s it for another post. Coming up next is a healthy muffin recipe I can’t get enough of. Until then, bye!