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The Posh Pescatarian: Havana Style Whole Fish With Blackeye Pea Fritters (Bollitos)

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Stephanie, The Posh Pescatarian, takes you on a culinary adventure to Cuba and creates an incredible Havana style whole fish and blackeye pea fritters called bollitos - Cuba on a plate! ¬°Muy Delicioso! and perfect for good luck in the New Year!
Ingredients
  Whole fish 2 Pound, gutted and scored (Your choice of fish)
  Black eyed peas 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), soaked overnight
  Flour 5 Tablespoon
  Cuban rum 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cilantro 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Green onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm)
  Lime zest 1 Medium
  Lime juice 1 Medium
  Granulated garlic 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin 3 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh oregano 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Red pepper flakes To Taste (To garnish)
  Green onions To Taste, chopped finely (To garnish)
  Vegetable oil 5 Tablespoon (For frying)
  Lemon 2 Medium, quartered (To garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Place the whole fish on a plate and apply the juice of one lime and zest to both sides.
2) Use a blender and chop the vegetables and with remaining lime juice, olive oil, garlic cloves water and rum.
3) Remove the skin of the black eyed peas by gently rubbing the peas together. Pick away the floating skins and drain it.
4) Along with the other ingredients in the food processor add the black eyed peas and blend with more lime juice, garlic cloves and salt, cumin, cinnamon and granulated garlic.
5) Add oregano and flour and blend till the consistency of thick cookie dough.

MAKING
6) Roast the fish for 30mins in a 375 degree oven.
7) Shape the fritters using spoons and fry in hot oil. Cook until golden brown.

SERVING
8) Garnish the grilled fish with any additional marinade, green onions and pepper flakes. Serve with lemon quarters and fritters.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Cuban
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Occasion: 
New Year
Ingredient: 
Fish
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Cuban Fish with Blackeye Pea Fritters

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aparna.priya's picture
I always cherish recipes with simple preparation and here it is...I would like to give this a try !!