Jamaican brown stew fish recipe
Full of flavour, the Jamaican brown stew fish recipe is the perfect Sunday dish.
Sprigs fresh thyme
2 Crushed & 3 chopped in two
Scotch bonnet pepper
Keep one whole pepper and remove the seeds from the half and finely chopped
Pimento berries (allspice)
Wash the fish
Wash the fish with the lime/lemon and vinegar. Drain any excess water from the fish and dry the fish.
Mix about ¾ tsp salt and ½ tsp of black pepper together and rub all over and into the fish.
In a frying pan, pour the cooking oil and put on high heat
Add the chopped garlic, the whole bonnet peppers and 5 pimento berries to the oil.
Add the fish to the frying pan. Let the fish fry on both the sides until it gets a golden brown colour.
When the fish is all fried, remove the pan from the fire. Remove the burned pepper, garlic and pimento berries.
Pour way the oil leaving about a tablespoon in the pan. Return to the fire on low heat.
Add the chopped tomato, bell pepper, onion, crushed garlic, chopped scotch bonnet pepper, scallion, thyme and the rest of the pimento berries. Sauté for about 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the cup of water, the browning sauce, stir. Cover the pan and leave to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Half way through add the fried fish. Spoon the sauce over the fish.
Ketchup is sometime use to thicken the sauce and give the dish a hint of sweetness. If you wish to use ketchup, add it after you add the water to the pot.
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