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Jamaican Steamed Fish

A Simple Jamaican Steamed Fish Recipe by Kemoy McCurbyn

Steamed fish is very popular here in Jamaica. We looove it! And we female tend to serve this dish to our male partners to “strong up dem back”.  

Apart from that though, this dish is a very healthy one as the okras (one of the ingredients) are a good source of vitamins, whilst the fish is a good source of protein and Omega -3 just to name a few.

Below is a very simple recipe that will have you enjoying steamed fish in  just over 30 minutes.

Jamaican Steamed Fish with Okras

Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


• 3 medium sized whole fish
• 10 medium okras
• ½ cup coconut milk
• 1 small carrot
• 2 cloves garlic
• 1 large onion
• 2 stalk scallion
• 2 tbsp butter
• 3 sprigs thyme
• 6 grains pimento berry
• Fish seasoning or salt and pepper to taste


• Clean and wash fish with lime juice or vinegar, drain on paper towel.  Season with fish seasoning or salt and pepper.
• Wash and cut okras in half
• Cut carrot into thin slices
• Chop garlic, scallion and thyme into small pieces. Cut onion into rings
• Add coconut milk to large skillet and bring to boil.
• Add carrots and okras, let simmer for 10 minutes.
• Place fish into the boiling coconut milk, along with butter, garlic, onion, scallion, thyme and pimento.
• Allow to steam for 10 minutes

Serve (best served hot) with your favorite side.
If in doubt, try Jamaican Water Crackers as the side addition.

See more exciting recipes on our Free Jamaican Recipes page

Jamaican steamed fish with Okra!

This steamed fish recipe is also ideal for the family get together, and for the ladies who want to give their male partners and extra 'pep in their step' - or so we say  :-)

Try it and be sure to tell us about how it went OK.

No, no- not not the partner aspect, just how the preparation went - use the comments and feedback links below.

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Further Reading:
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