Love Jamaican food? Check out this amazing brown stew fish recipe!
What’s Brown Stew Fish?
Brown Stew Fish is a delicious Jamaican dish that brings a lot of delicious flavor for relatively little effort. It’s mildly spicy (by Jamaican standards), and makes a perfect lunch or dinner dish, whether you’re at home or reheating leftovers at the office.
Step 1: What You'll Need
-2lb. Red Snapper Fish
-1 Medium Onion (chopped)
-1 Green Bell Pepper(chopped)
-1 tblsp Salt
-1 tblsp Black Pepper
-1 pinch of Thyme
-1/4 oz. Mushroom Soy Sauce
-1/4 oz. Browning
-2 cloves. Garlic
-1 oz. Lime Juice
-1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper (or a bit of scotch bonnet pepper sauce)
-1/2 cup Water
-1/4 oz. Ginger Root
Step 2: Prepping the Fish
-Use the lime juice/water solution to wash the fish.
-Dry the fish off with a paper towel to get it as dry as possible (to keep oil from splashing later)
-Season the fish with your salt and the black pepper.
-Then heat up pan on high for 2 minutes, add the oil, and turn the heat down to medium.
-Carefully place the fish into the oil in the skillet, and let it pan-fry fish until it turns a golden brown color.
It’s important not to move the fish while it’s cooking, so it doesn’t break apart.
Step 3: Vegetables
-Remove the fish and replace the oil in the pan with fresh oil.
-Sauté the onions, garlic and green bell peppers for a minute or two.
-Then add water and allow the mixture to cook for another five minutes.
Step 4: Bringing It Together
-Next, you’ll add the ginger root, mushroom soy sauce, scotch bonnet pepper, thyme and browning.
-Cover the pan and leave it to cook for 5 minutes. After that, add salt to taste and put the fish in to stew and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove the scotch bonnet pepper before serving unless you want a spicy surprise!
Serve with rice & peas, ground provisions, or any of a variety of other delicious Jamaican dishes.
If you loved this recipe, be sure to check out our Brown Stew Chicken recipe as well!