Green Figs and Salt Fish Pie

National Dish
The national dish of St. Lucia is Saltfish and Green Fig Pie. Early slaves discovered that saltfish was a good source of protein. As you must know Green figs are bananas.
This great tasting dish is made with Green Figs, which are (bananas), salted codfish, seasonings and cheese are the pie’s filling.



2 sweet peppers2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 onion sliced
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. bread crumbs
2 lbs. green figs
1 lb. saltfish1
1/2 lb cheese
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp. lime juice


Boil the green figs until tender. Peel and crush with fork while still hot and sprinkle with lime juice to prevent darkening. Soak the fish in boiling water to remove most of the salt. Remove the skin and bones; shred fish.
Press half of the crushed fig in a greased baking pie dish. Sprinkle 1/2 of shredded fish on fig. Spread half of sweet peppers (cut into thin strips) onion, tomatoes, cheese and black pepper.
Repeat layer - beginning with green fig and ending with grated cheese and black pepper. Top with milk and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Bake in an oven at 180 degrees C, for 30-40 minutes or until the cheese has melted and is golden brown.

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