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Jamaican Escovitch Fish Recipes:

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Jamaican Escovitch Fish Recipes: Fish prepared escovitch style is seasoned, fried and marinated with a peppery vinegar-based dressing made colourful with julienned bell peppers, carrots and onions. And, everyone knows this dish tastes better the next day. Even though it’s eaten year-round, No Jamaican would be without fried king fish or red snapper for the holiday

Ingredients 4 whole red snapper

Salt and pepper

1 cup cooking oil


The day before, clean and scale fish. Season with salt and black pepper and refrigerate.

2. Set stove to High and add cooking oil to pan. Dry fish with paper towel and pan

fry for about 5 minutes each side.

3. Take fish out of pan and place on paper towel to drain oil

Escovitch Dressing


½ each, green and red bell pepper, julienned

1 carrot, julienned

1 small onion, sliced in rings

3 Tbsp cooking oil (you can use leftover oil from frying fish)

2/3 cup vinegar

10 pimento berries (optional)

½ tsp salt

1 tsp hot pepper sauce

½ scotch bonnet pepper, seed removed and chopped


Cut and chop vegetables and put aside.

2. Put vinegar and oil into a saucepan and bring to a boil

3. Add carrots and let simmer for about a minute

4. Add pimento seeds, if using, salt and pepper sauce

5. Add red and green bell peppers a simmer for a minute

6. Add onion and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the onion is transparent

7. Add scotch bonnet pepper and stir

8. Place fish into serving dish and spoon dressing on top

9.Add some Anthia’s sauce to the mix delicious I tell you

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