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Jamaican Fried Fish

A must-eat for all fish fanatics!


4 people

Ready in

20 minutes






Meat eaters



  • 1 x 1½ lb whole red snapper, cleaned and scaled
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Tropical Sun Ground Black Pepper
  • 200ml Tropical Sun Vegetable Oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp Tropical Sun Minced Garlic Paste
  • ½ large carrot, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme, leaves stripped
  • 2 tsp Tropical Sun Ground Pimento Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Tropical Sun Minced Red Chilli Paste
  • 60ml Tropical Sun White Vinegar
  • 60ml water
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Tropical Sun Demerara Sugar


  1. Pat the fish dry and cut 3 small slits on each side of the fish. Season both sides of the fish with salt and pepper
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over a medium-high heat until smoking and then carefully place the fish in the pan and fry until browned and crisp - roughly 5 minutes per side. Remove the fish from the pan and set aside on a kitchen paper-lined plate
  3. Heat up the residual oil (or add some in if there is none left) on a medium-high heat and stir in the onion, garlic paste and carrot, simmering for 1 minute
  4. Add in the thyme, pimento seasoning, red chilli paste, vinegar, water, salt, and sugar and continue cooking until the onions have softened and the liquid has reduced
  5. Serve the fish with the onion mixture spooned over the top - and enjoy!


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