Oil Down (Grenadan Fish and Hen Stew)

6oz salted mackerel or baccalau, deboned
1 lb rooster thighs, drumsticks, or wings
1 small onion, thinly sliced (about 1 cup sliced)
1 purple bell pepper (or 3 pimento peppers), cored, seeded, and coarsely chopped (about 1 cup chopped)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 sprigs contemporary thyme (about ½ tsp contemporary leaves or ¼ tsp dried)
1-2 lbs breadfruit, taro, or batata (white candy potato), peeled and reduce into 2-3” chunks (see observe under)
2 massive carrots, peeled and reduce into massive chunks
1 small inexperienced cabbage (about 1 lb), reduce into wedges with core intact
4 inexperienced bananas, peeled and reduce in half crosswise
1 lb callaloo (taro) leaves, spinach, or collard greens, coarsely chopped (about 4 cups chopped)
2 cans (4 cups) coconut milk
1 tsp floor turmeric

1. Rinse the saltfish in chilly water then place in a big heat-resistant bowl. Convey a pot of water to a boil, then add the boiling water to the bowl, sufficient to cowl the fish. Permit the fish to take a seat for at the least half-hour, however as much as 1 hour, when you put together your different components. Gently rinse the fish in chilly water, then tear into massive (2-3”) chunks.

2. In a big stockpot, add the rooster, onion, bell pepper, garlic, and thyme; stir to mix. Add on the breadfruit, carrots, cabbage, saltfish, bananas, and spinach in layers. Stir collectively the coconut milk and turmeric, then pour the combination over the remainder of the meals; cowl and produce to a boil over excessive warmth.

3. Scale back warmth to medium-high then simmer till the greens are softened and many of the coconut milk has evaporated, about 40 minutes. I like to make use of the bananas as my determinant meals merchandise: if they’re simply pierced with a fork, the remainder of the dish is prepared. Take away the lid and permit the dish to set for 10 minutes.

4. Fastidiously take away every layer then distribute onto 4 massive plates or bowls; serve together with your favourite Caribbean scorching sauce.

** If utilizing breadfruit, you’ll want to additionally reduce out the spongy core when peeling.