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Jamaican Fried Snapper

Jamaican Fried Snapper

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Chef Robert

Chef Robert

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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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 770 kcal
  • 38%
  • Fat:
  • 50.9 g
  • 78%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.9g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 70.3 g
  • 141%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 125 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium:
  • 1229 mg
  • 49%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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DiamondGirl amanecer
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DiamondGirl amanecer

11/9/2012

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.

mstcakes
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mstcakes

12/12/2012

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.

missesjones
4

missesjones

3/29/2013

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!

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