Caldo de Peixe à Ilha do Fogo (Fish Broth from Island of Fire)

Ingredients:

– 6 cups of water
– ½ cup of olive oil
– 3 bananas
– 6 potatoes
– 1 onion
– 750 gr of grouper
– 1 bay leaf
– 1 cassava
– pimento to taste
– 1 green pepper
– salt to taste
– 1 soup spoon of vinegar
– garlic cloves
– 1 chili pepper
1- On the day before, spice the fish with garlic, chili pepper, chopped onion, bay, vinegar and pimento.
2- On the day, sprinkle the fish with salt. Put it in the fridge for some hours.
3- Fry the chopped chili pepper, the chopped onion, the chopped garlic cloves, pimento and bay on olive oil in a big pan until golden. Add the fish fillets and fry for 5 minutes. Add 6 cups of water and cook it on low heat for some minutes.
4- Add the peeled potatoes, the bananas cut into 3 pieces and pieces of cassava. Cook on low heat for 20 or 30 minutes. Add salt to taste and it’s ready to serve. We hope you enjoy it!

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