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Jamaican Fried Fish Recipe by Kemoy McCurbyn

Fried fish is just one of the many ways that we prepare our fish.  And Fish, when fried, can be had with any side dish. In Jamaican it is famously eaten with bammy or festival. The snapper by the way, is our preferred choice when it comes to frying or preparing fish, as this particular fish has a lot of flesh and has a great taste.

So what is the best fish to fry? It doesn’t really matter much if it is whole fish or sliced fish, or what species it is, any fish is the same with us, and we prepare it tasty just the same :-)

So for this recipe, the choice is yours, any type of fish you prefer can be used.

Fried Fish Recipe

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time is dependent on the amount or number of fishes you will be using.


• 4 – 5 whole or sliced fish
• ½ cup cooking oil
• 3 tbs fish seasoning
• 1 tsp black pepper
• ½ tsp salt
• 2 cloves garlic
• 2 whole lime or lemon or ¼ cup vinegar


• Clean fish and wash with lime / lemon juice or vinegar
• Put fish to drain on paper towel and make a diagonal cut on each side of the fish.
• Combine fish seasoning, salt and black pepper in a small dish
• Place oil in frying pan to heat.
• Crush the garlic and place in the frying pan, while the oil is being heating.
• While oil is being heated, rub seasoning in the fish cavity, and on the outside, make sure to season thoroughly.
• Ensure that the oil in the frying pan is very hot
• Place 2 fish at a time in the preheated oil
• Fry until each side of the fish is golden brown
• Place each fried fish on paper towel to drain excess oil

Peppers, Onions and other vegetables can we used to garnish.
Serve fish with your favorite side dish, and enjoy.

Jamaican Fried Fish and Bammy

And, if you haven't seen our page on Jamaican escoveitched fish page, please take a look. It is prepared the same way as the fried (above) but with added steps to get the fish 'escoveitched'!

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