Foods of the peasant
Polenta with Herring (mais mollu ak aransow)
In honor of May 18 (Haitian Flag day):
Bring back an old favorite from the countryside to an elaborate dinning room table. Polenta with herring is an extraordinary dish usually prepared by the less fortunate people of Haiti. It usually looks like thick mush (made of cornmeal boiled in water with herring and plenty of spices added).
The petit bourgeois and pretentious reject this delicious meal as it is low in cost hence it is associated with misery and poverty. We at Kreyol Kitchen have re-cast this meal.
It's now one of our most requested appetizers
Herring is prepared with butter, onions, and red bell peppers, scotch bonnet peppers and olive oil. And the polenta is cook in water flavored with garlic and then bake to keep it from being too mushy. Cut into small pieces top with herring.
LETS KEEP OUR HERITAGE.
Yanique P. Morency
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