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Recipe: Brown Stew Fish September 7, 2009

Filed under: Jamaica,Recipes — carter8613 @ 6:30 am
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  • Brown Stew Fish

    Brown Stew Fish

  • 2 lbs of fish fillets
  • A splash of lime juice
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 3 stalks of scallion
  • 1 hot pepper (scotch bonnet if you can find it)
  • 1 sweet pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 inch of ginger
  • 3 tomatoes
  • oil for frying
  • 3 tbsp flour, stirred into the 1/4 cup of flour
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme (or 3 tbsp of dried thyme)
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 1 tbsp of browning
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 2 cups of water


  • Mix the lime juice in a bowl with hot water and wash the fish in the mixture
  • Remove the fish from the water, pat dry and rub with the salt and pepper
  • Leave to marinate for 1 hour
  • Chop the onion, scallion, hot pepper, sweet pepper, garlic and tomatoes in to small pieces, grate the ginger and mix the flour in 1/4 cup of water
  • Gently fry both sides of each fish fillet until it has sealed
  • Remove the fish and drain off the oil
  • Melt the butter in the saucepan and fry the onion, scallion, hot pepper, sweet pepper, garlic, tomatoes and thyme for three minutes
  • Add the water, soy sauce and browning and simmer for five minutes
  • Stir the flour/water mixture in to the stew then add the fish
  • Simmer for five minutes, occasionally stirring gently

Serve with Rice and Peas



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