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Johnny Cakes with cod

door Linda Terrizzi

Johnny Cakes can be eaten with a slice of cheese or sausage, but they are best with cod. That is salted fish that you dry fry with bell pepper, tomato and spices. you make the Johnny Cakes of course with our recipe. You can find it via this link.

The recipe for the Johnny Cakes is of course also in our super thick cookbook 'The Complete Antillean Kitchen'. Did you know that there are no less than 300 RECIPES from the kitchen Aruba, Curaçao en Bonaire stand in?

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This recipe is for the cod that is on the Johnny Cakes goes. It is enough for 6-8 servings.


  • 600 gr cod fillet
  • 2 tomatoes, cubed
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • a heaping teaspoon of tomato paste
  • 1 tsp masala
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 sprig of celery, finely chopped

Preparation Johnny Cakes with cod

Soak the cod in plenty of water for at least 6 hours, or boil it for 30 minutes. Let the fish drain. Maak's Johnny Cakes according to our recipe.

Heat the sunflower oil over medium heat and fry the onion, bell pepper and tomato for a few minutes. Add the cod and chop the fish with a spatula. Bake for a few minutes until the cod is cooked through.

Now add the soy sauce, tomato paste, masala and celery and stir well.

Does the cod become too dry during baking? Then add a few tablespoons of water.

Bake the fish in this way for 10-12 minutes until soft and cooked through. Cut the Johnny Cakes open and fill them with the cod. Enjoy your meal!

Also try…

Looking for more tasty Antillean snacks? Then view our category 'snacks' agree… there you will find many delicious recipes, such as the pastechi, cheese balls and pika balls!


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