Massy Stores Fish Broth
Abstaining from meat for a long period of time can sound intimidating to regular meat eaters. But when you think about all the tasty meatless meals we enjoy daily on our twin-island paradise, it’s really not that hard. The trick is to remember some of the simple non-meat dishes that satisfy time and time again. Meals like this tasty Fish Broth with fresh ingredients from MASSY STORES.
Fish Broth is about simple ingredients. Like Carrots.
Garlic, because garlic is life.
Tomato for that tangy acidity that goes so well with fish.
Pumpkin for a touch of sweet.
Shadon Beni for that local touch of herb.
For texture and flavor, Ochro is nice.
Onions of course.
Some do and some don’t, but starchy provision like sweet potato can bring some more volume to the broth.
And of course, when you’re talking Fish Broth, you must talk lime.
The star of the show is of course the fish. In theory, any fish will do, but King Fish, Carite and Red Snapper are among the more popular Fish Broth selections. We used King Fish covered with Fresh Seasoning and Lemon Pepper.
Start by putting a little Olive Oil in a pot over medium heat.
Next, add your Onion, Garlic, Pimiento and Shadon Beni. We also included a little bit of Thyme for some more earthiness.
Let these fragrant ingredients sauté for about 4 minutes or until the Onion and Garlic become translucent.
Add the pumpkin so it has enough time to break down into the broth.
And if you’re doing provision, here is where you add it. Sweet Potatoes in.
Mix everything around to distribute the flavors evenly.
Add salt and black pepper here to taste.
Now, it’s time to create the broth. Add enough hot water to cover your ingredients fully.
Because we want a little bite to some of the ingredients, add them closer to the end. Ingredients like carrots for example.
Green Figs do not take long to cook, so you can put these in late as well.
To enjoy Ochro without it breaking down into the broth, the late half is also the better time to add it.
With everything in, let the broth come up to a boil.
Now it’s time for the star to enter. Place fish in gently.
Add a hot pepper if you like and cover for about 10 minutes You want the fish to cook in the broth, but not long enough for it to overcook and break up into the broth.
The last thing to do is squeeze some lime juice into the broth to round off the flavors.
The result should be a light, tangy broth with chunky ingredients and tender, succulent fish. A meal delicious enough to make abstaining entertaining.