Friday, July 1, 2011


Plickliz is a fresh made hot delicious relish found in every street stand in Port-au-Prince to be served with  Fritay.

It's made daily, and it shouldn't be confused  with the  preserve hot pepper pickle in the jar.

4 cups of thinly shredded white cabbage
2 medium carrots thinly sliced or roughly grated
1 small onion or 4 shallots thinly sliced
1--3 scotch bonnet peppers thinly sliced or
pounded to a paste which releases more flavor but requires more attention
1/4 cup of lime juice
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp of ground black pepper
few sprinkles of  MSG   (optional)

In a large  non reactive  material bowl, place cabbage, carrots, onions, peppers, mix well.

Sprinkle over  mixture, lime juice, salt , pepper and MSG if using. Mix thoughly and set aside for one hour before serving.

Some other crips vegetables are sometimes added to the pickliz like : sweet
green and red bell peppers , radishes, thinly sliced or chopped tomatoes and cucombers ,chopped parsley . They are all good as long as they are sliced very thinly . Use a mandoline.

It's a delicious refreshing relish  there is never enough to  go around.

Bon appetit

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