Wash the fish in water with the juice from the lime/lemon.
Drain away the excess water and dry the fish as much as possible, using kitchen paper roll helps a lot.
Mix mix the salt and black pepper together to make the fish seasoning.
Rub the seasoning all over and into the fish. Cut small deep gashes in each sides of the fish and rub the seasoning into it.
To a frying pan, add about a ¼ cup of cooking oil, just enough to cover one side of the fish at a time (you are NOT deep frying the fish). Place on medium to high heat.
Cut the garlic cloves in half and drop them into the oil along with 5 grain of pimentos berries and who whole scotch bonnet pepper.
Once the oil is hot carefully place fish in. After 2-3 minutes turn the heat down to medium. Fry both sides of the fish until is crispy.