Chiquetaille de Morue – Haitian Recipe

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Chiquetaille de Morue (Pickled Codfish)

Chiquetaille (pronounced “shi-tie”) de Morue, a popular Haitian appetizer, is refreshing, colorful, and tasty. Flaked codfish is mixed with a peppery and mouth-puckering vinaigrette, for a light but authentic taste of the Caribbean.


  • 1 lb salted codfish
  • 1 stalk scallion, finely chopped
  • 3 or 4 sprigs of parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh hot pepper, chopped (Habanero or Scotch Bonnet)
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Thoroughly rinse the codfish then place it in a large bowl of water. Allow to soak for a few hours. Cut the fish into large pieces, then boil in fresh water for 5 minutes. Discard the water and repeat the boiling process to remove excess salt.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. Shred codfish into small pieces and add it to the bowl, then stir. Add salt to taste.
  3. Serve hot or cool.
Adapted from Caribbean Green Living