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Jamaican Fried Snapper

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars

"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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Ingredients

25 m servings 770 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings (1 whole fish)

Directions

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 770 calories; 50.9 g fat; 4.9 g carbohydrates; 70.3 g protein; 125 mg cholesterol; 1036 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 veget...

Most helpful critical review

I would substitute white wine for vinegar or reduce vinegar.

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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 veget...

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.

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 veggie...

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

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...

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 ...

I would substitute white wine for vinegar or reduce vinegar.

I liked it, but it uses more vinegar than what's needed.

OMG this fish is so stinking good it doesn’t make sense! That relish is amazing!!! Don’t change a thing. Try and find bonnet peppers if possible :) Worth it but sub a habanero if it can’t be fou...