This AIP Salted Cod in Coconut Milk recipe is so simple, easy to make and really satisfying. It’s dairy-free, paleo and grain-free, and a great option for a quick weeknight meal or breakfast!
Many of you on Instagram were in favour of having more Caribbean-inspired AIP recipes featured on the blog. I couldn’t be happier! If you’re a reader of this blog, you’ll know that Caribbean food is dear to my heart. It’s also the type of food I cook most often in my home. I love the challenge of making my favourite childhood foods AIP compliant. Even without the characteristic spice of Scotch bonnet and habanero peppers, this dish is delicious.
Growing up in Trinidad, my mum made Salt Fish stewed in coconut with boiled green figs and avocado for Sunday brunch. In places like Jamaica, variations of this dish are known as rundown. The name rundown comes from cooking down all the seasonings and salt fish until it breaks down in coconut milk that thickens as it cooks.
In this AIP adaptation the dish, I began by boiling the salted cod to remove excess salt. I then stewed the cod in creamy coconut milk with onions, thyme, cilantro and butternut squash. That’s all it takes to create this simple and delicious meal.
I love to pair this dish with boiled or fried ripe plantains and a side of Callaloo.
FAQs about this Salted Cod in Coconut Milk
Can I use regular cod?
If you aren’t able to find salt cod, I would recommend using about 2 (6oz) fillets of fresh cod, sliced into very small pieces which you should salt generously before adding to the dish. The fish will be a lot more delicate so avoid stirring it too much and adjust for salt at the end.
Can I use a different type of squash?
Yes, acorn or kabocha squash (skins off) and cut into cubes both work well in this recipe.
Does this dish freeze well?
Though best enjoyed fresh, I’ve frozen this dish in a sealed glass container with success for up to a month.
LOOKING FOR MORE CARIBBEAN-INSPIRED AIP RECIPES? TRY:
- AIP Cod Fritters
- AIP Trinidadian Callaloo
- AIP Beef Patties
- Plantain Casserole
- Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa
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