Smoked Herring (choka)
Updated: Apr 13, 2020
Smoker Herring Choka pictured here with Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges.
When it comes to salted meats in Trini cooking, we have salted fish, salted pigtails and Smoked Herring. Smoked Herring is namely prepared as a choka and sauteed with vegetables. The flavors are distinct and most certainly delicious. While herrings usually have a lot of fine bones, once the major bones are removed there's no need to remove the other finer bones. As a matter of fact, I think removing every bone may be damn near impossible. Fine bones and all, this Trinibago dish is beautiful, colorful and most importantly delicious. Here's my recipe.