Fish Broth is quite refreshing, in the Caribbean we drink this soup when we have a cold. At a family get together, it is great to serve this dish when family members are consuming alcoholic beverages. It sobers them up – LOL!!!
4 slices of fish stake
3 medium size diced potatoes
2 diced tomatoes
6 green fig/banana
1 sliced onion
4 sticks of celery hearts – chopped
2 tablespoon of butter
Put the fish in a bowl of lime water and allow the fish to soak for 10 minutes. This is to eliminate the fresh scent from the fish.
After the 10 minutes has passed, throw out the lime water and season the fish with salt, black pepper, garlic power and any other seasoning of your choice.
Remove the top and bottom ends of each fig (in Trinidad and Tobago, we call this provision Green Fig, since I migrated to the BVI and I met my husband, I learned that it is also called Green Banana in St. Vincent).
Put the green fig/banana in a large pot of water. Put the pot on the stove and allow the water to boil and the fig to cook. Put one tablespoon of oil in the pot with the fig. Boiling the fig with its skin on, leaves a stain in the pot. This stain is very difficult to remove unless some oil is put into the pot when the fig is boiling.
After the figs have cooked, remove the skin, which will be very each to do now that they are cooked, and thinly slice them.
Put some water in a large pot on the stove to boil. Add the potato, celery, tomatoes, onions, salt and pepper. When the potatoes are almost cooked, add the figs.
After that has simmered for about 10 minutes, add the fish. In about another 10 minutes the fish will be cooked.
Turn off the stove and serve. Enjoy!!!!