Well, isn”t that quite the title? I’ve been spending time in the Kreyol Kitchen and am back with another of my Haitian grandmother’s recipes and it’s an interesting one. Emincé de poisson de bonne femme, or Good Wife’s Minced Fish, is a recipe of minced fish (duh, it’s in the title), potatoes and a bechamel sauce. Interesting, right?
No, you are not mistaken. Not only am I back after a long while with another of my grandmother’s Haitian recipes, but the recipe is, in fact, fish with Ritz crackers. And let me tell you something: the combination of Ritz crackers, evaporated milk and salmon is strangely delicious … or deliciously strange. Intrigued?
Tonight’s recipe is Poisson au Mais, or fish with corn. Here is the very basic recipe as my grandmother wrote it:
- 1 couche de poisson bien epicee
- 1 couche de bechamelle
- 1 couche de mais en boite
- Recommencer l’operation jusqu’a epuissement
- En dernier lieu, 1 couche de mayonnaise
- Passer au four