Two days ago, I blogged about how to make Tostones | Jamaican Pressed Green Plantains. What you do not know is that I have used them to create the most delicious party food. Enter the Best Ever Jamaican Solomon Gundy with Tostones Canape and this post as promised, contains all the deets for the best authentic Homemade Jamaican Solomon Gundy Recipe. But back to creating great party food.
Entertaining at home
Entertaining at home does not have to break the bank but it requires a bit of planning and wise choices in ingredients and recipes. As a Jamaican food blogger, even though this not solely a Jamaican food blog per se, I have created lots of original authentic Jamaican recipes as well as original recipes inspired by Caribbean food heritage. I like to say that I am Jamaican, born bred and fed. So it you come to my house, even though I do not cook Jamaican or Caribbean food all day everyday, you will definitely taste the influences in the dishes I prepare. One way to note the influence, is that the food is delicious. Both Jamaican and Caribbean food are comprised of dishes that are FULL of flavour. We are not ones for blank and bleak We are robust, colourful and vibrant in how we live, see life, talk, sing, dance, cook and eat! Our dishes tend to do the same magical wonders in the palate, tummy and for the mood. It makes you happy. Hungry yet?
Homemade Jamaican Solomon Gundy Recipe
Well definitely add this to your party food menu this holiday and entertaining season. Infact, all ingredients are available year-round so it can be a quick go-to when you have company or for a family snack. Kids love both the Jamaican Pressed Green Plantains as well as the Solomon Gundy. You can buy store bought but homemade is so much better, fun and way cheaper! Plus this is something that young kids can help with and teens can make on their own!
- 500 g smoked herring fillets
- 1 very small onion, finely diced
- 3 stalks, scallions (green onions), thinly sliced into rounds
- scotch bonnet pepper to taste (substitute with habanero)
- 2 tablespoons plain oil (sunflower, canola)
- dash of freshly cracked black pepper
- sour cream for garnish
- 4 finely chopped tomatoes for garnish
- Rinse herring, breaking it into large pieces then place in a bowl with fresh water and let sit for at least 30 minutes--1 hour.
- Taste before the next step. If excessively salty, soak for a few more minutes. Note that this is a salty condiment and the other elements of the dish (garnish and tostones) are without salad
- When ready to make the dish, our off all the water
- If using food processor, add all ingredients without the garnish and pulse until fine but with texture. Do not turn into a paste!
- If using hand, finely chop the herring as small as possible but leave some chunks. Then add the other seasonings except the garnish.
- Serve with tostones or Jamaican Pressed green plantains and eat!