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Jamaican Fried Snapper Recipe
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Jamaican Fried Snapper
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  • READY IN 25 mins

Jamaican Fried Snapper

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"We cooked this traditional 'escovitch' dish of fried fish with my grandmother the night before church, so we could serve it after the service the next day at a large communal meal."

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Original recipe makes 1 whole fish Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Pat the fish dry and cut 3 small slits on each side of the fish. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 1 quart oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until smoking. Carefully place the fish in the pan and fry until browned and crisp, about 5 minutes per side. Remove fish and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir onion, garlic and carrot into the pan; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes. Add thyme, allspice, habanero pepper, vinegar, water, salt, and sugar and continue cooking until onions have softened and liquid has reduced, about 5 minutes.
  4. Serve fish topped with onion mixture spooned over the top.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 25 mins
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Nov 09, 2012

This is a good and tasty fish. In my opinion, the sauce was a bit vinegary, so next time I`ll use less vinegar. Habanero pepper is unavailable here, so I used jalapeno pepper. I sauted the vegetables a little more than the recipe says. Very good, easy to make and unexpensive dish, will make often, thanks.

 
Dec 12, 2012

This is a great recipe. Used less vinegar as suggested by other reviewer. Sugar provide a sweetness to carrots. Used too much habenero but it was great anyway. Will make often.

 
Mar 29, 2013

This was an easy dish to prepare. The flavor was very simple and delicious. I like the simplicity of the flavors. The snapper is complemented well by the spicy-tangy kick from the pickled veggies and peppers. Definitely use 1/4 cup of vinegar (as seen on the video) not 1/2 cup if you don't want the vinegar to overpower your taste buds!

 
Mar 04, 2013

The hot carrot & onion pickle really make this. I added vinegar and hot pepper carefully, and we really enjoyed the result. Thanks so much for sharing this, Chef Robert! We will be raising a toast to you and your grandmother tonight.

 
Dec 28, 2013

Delicious. Used the pickle with different kinds of fish in addition to the snapper.

 
Apr 25, 2013

I love this recipe super simple and great tasting. Stick to the recipe, but use a little bit of cooking common sense, which is instill in us folks that grew up on dirt roads in the woods/country. Okra and tomatoes go well with this dish, also some FuFu. Enjoy!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 770 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 125 mg
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 50.9 g
  • 78%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 70.3 g
  • 141%
  • Sodium
  • 1229 mg
  • 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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