Fried fish in Jamaica can always go one of two ways – escoveitch a savoury favourite or brown stew for a more filling meal. Usually cooks use a meaty fish that holds up well when stewed the lighter fare typically shells and gives way when cooked down and so are better for another type of dish. A longtime favourite for brown stew is the kingfish, a meaty fish steak that is a good alternative to eating tuna or salmon. Kingfish are ocean fish that are related to the Spanish mackerel and is a migratory species of mackerel of the western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
Sliced of Kingfish
2 stalks scallion/ green onion
1 small potato
2 cloves garlic
Optional 2 tbsp finely chopped dill
½ cup Fish stock or water
1 Tsp Black Pepper
1 Tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- Prepare fish by washing carefully and descaling, rub salt and pepper and let sit for 10-15mins to air dry then fry fish
- Strain nearly all the oil from frying pan, leaving roughly a tbsp behind along with any drippings
- Sautéonions, tomatoes, scallion, garlic and other vegetables in frying pan
- Add stock or water and simmer until flavor blends
- Add fish to sauce
- Cover and simmer until potatoes and carrots are cooked through
Brown stew fish recipe Jamaican style.
All done, please eat, post a pic tagging @IrieThyme and Enjoy!