Caribbean Spiced Fish Recipe

Caribbean Spiced Fish Recipes

Ingredients :

2lb cod fillet

1/2 lemon

1 tbsp spice seasoning

flour, for dusting

oil, for frying

lemon wedges, to garnish

For the sauce:

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 onion, sliced

1/2 red pepper, sliced

1/2 christophene, peeled and seeded, cut into small pieces

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1/2 cup malt vinegar

5 tbsp water

1/2 tsp ground allspice

1 bay leaf

1 small Scotch Bonnet pepper, chopped

1 tbsp soft brown sugar

salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method :

Place the fish is a shallow dish, squeeze over the lemon, then sprinkle with the spice seasoning and pat into the fish. Leave to marinate in a cool place for at least 60 minutes. Cut the fish into 3-inch pieces and dust with a little flour, shaking off the excess.

Heat the oil in a heavy frying pan and fry the fish pieces for 2-3 minutes until golden brown and crisp, turning occasionally. To make the sauce, heat the oil in a heavy frying pan and fry the onion until soft.

Add the pepper, christophene and garlic and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Pour in the vinegar, then add the remaining ingredients and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Leave to stand for 10 minutes, then pour over the fish. Serve hot, garnished with lemon wedges.

Serves 4-6

This dish is of Spanish origin and is very popular throughout the Caribbean. There are as many variations of the name of the dish as there are ways of preparing it.

In the Caribbean, whole red snapper or red mullet are used for this dish.

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