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steamed cabbage and saltfish

Steamed Cabbage And Saltfish Recipe

Simple, tasty and goes with your favourite rice dish
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 201 kcal


  • 1 lb Saltfish
  • 1 Medium Cabbage Shredded
  • 1 Bell pepper Chopped
  • 1 Large carrot Shredded
  • 2 Small tomatoes Diced
  • 1 Stalk scallion Chopped
  • 3 Sprig Thyme
  • 1 Small onion Chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • ½ Scotch bonnet pepper Seed removed and finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper
  • tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt (optional)


  • If you did not soak the saltfish, wash away the excess salt from the saltfish, place it in a saucepan with fresh water and put to boil for 10 minutes.
  • Pour way the boiling water, add fresh clod water to cold the saltfish.
  • Remove the skin and debone. Fake the saltfish and set aside.
  • In a pot add the cooking and the chopped onion, garlic, scallion, scotch bonnet pepper and sauté on medium heat for two minutes.
  • Stir in the flaked saltfish and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomato and thyme
  • Stir in the bell pepper and cabbage. Cover and steamed on low heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the carrot, cover and steam for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the black pepper and any salt that you need. Turn the heat of and let it rest for 3 minutes. Serve with your favourite side


  • You may way to add a bit of water to prevent the cabbage burning. I didn't have to in this case because the pot created it's own water. 
  • I add the carrot last because I like my carrot crunchy, if that is not your taste, add it when you add the bell peppers.  


Calories: 201kcal
Keyword Fish, Steamed Vegetable
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