13 September 2007


Occasionally, these little fish, Titiree,can be found in large shoals
in the Carenage bay in St. George's. T tells me that they swim up
the river, to spawn perhaps? Having searched the net, ha ha, I can find no information about them but here is T's recipe for using them in fishcakes.
Titiree Fishcakes;
1lb of fresh Titiree
1 onion diced small
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 cive chopped small
fresh thyme to taste
1 tablespoon of freshly chopped chadon beni
1 seasoning pepper, chopped small
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
salt and pepper to taste
4 oz all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
water to mix
Oil to fry
Wash and drain the Titiree, pat dry with kitchen towel.
In a large bowl, gently combine all the above ingredients except for the flour, baking powder, egg, water and oil, using a large metal spoon, adding the Titiree last. Stir.
Cover and leave on one side.
In a separate bowl make a batter by adding the baking powder, to the flour, then gradually whisk in the egg , adding water if necessary, to make a liquid similar to that of pouring cream.
Pour sufficient batter -you may not need all- into the seasoned Titiree mixture, to create a nice dropping consistency.
Stir well but carefully.
Heat enough oil, (medium to hot) about 1/2 inch deep, in a heavy bottomed frying pan.
Take a large metal spoonful of the mixture and carefully let it slide into the frying pan.
Repeat for each fishcake trying not to let them touch each other.
Using a fish slice, turn when the batter has little holes through it -about 5 mins- and the underside is golden brown. Finish cooking the other side. Rest on kitchen towel.
Serve with bakes, hot sauce, pear and green salad.


  1. Hello! Thanks for your email, sorry I've not been around much recently but hope to have more time for my online existence now.

    Your blog is growing beautifully

  2. Thanks Minerva, yes it is!
    Cream, praise indeed, I'll tell the chef!
    Deb, lovely to hear from you, it's thanks to the nurturing from people like you that this little seed has taken. x

  3. When I was very new to Dominica, someone handed me a slimy bag full of grey stuff. My stomach lurched, and after profusely thanking the person I threw it out.

    Now, I really wish I has some titiree to make acras. Do you call these little fish cakes acras on Grenada?

  4. Apparently not Jen, T says they are called-'titiree fishcakes'!


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