the seasoned skillet
delicious, easy and deeply flavoursome Jamaican stewed fish recipe!
made by lightly seasoning snapper fish, frying until golden crisp, and simmering it down in a rich brown savoury gravy filled with onions, garlic, bell peppers, tomatoes, thyme, and scotch bonnet pepper
Prep Time: 10 Min
Scotch Bonnet Pepper
Neutral Cooking Oil
Chicken Broth or Water
Cook Time: 20 Min
Rinse and Pat Dry - check to ensure fish has been properly scaled, fins removed and gutted. Then thoroughly rinse with lemon or lime and cold water. Drain and pat dry with paper towel.
Season - season both the outside of the fish and inner cavity with salt, black pepper and all purpose seasoning, then set aside.
Add fish pieces and fry for about 5 minutes on each side until golden and crisp. Do not flip until it can freely move. Remove fish from oil and place on wire rack to drain excess oil; set aside.
Add onion, garlic, bell peppers, tomatoes, escallion, thyme, scotch bonnet pepper and saute until for about a minute. Then add ketchup, hoisin sauce (optional, or brown sugar), soy sauce, and broth or water.
Spoon sauce overtop of fish, increase heat to medium high and cover skillet for about 2-5 minutes. Uncover and spoon sauce overtop fish again, remove from heat, serve and enjoy!