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3 Excellent Virgin Island Fish Recipes

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Check out these great Virgin Island fish recipes.

While the most infamous recipes from the Virgin Islands include fish and fungi, there are equally delicious island recipes for the less adventurous connoisseur.

Though they are ideal with local species, really any fish can be treated with an island flare to spice up your next freshly caught feast.

This summer, try a taste of the Carribean with these delicious fish recipes!

Broiled Fish West Indian Style

Adapted from caribseek.com

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 lbs fish, scaled and gutted
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon or limejuice
  • 1 teaspoon Accent seasoning
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoon margarine

Directions

  1. Place fish will all ingredients into a saucepan and heat gently until fish is cooked, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Serve with sliced lime.

Serves 1

Stewed Fish with Plantains

Adapted from howstuffworks.com

Ingredients

  • 2 old wife fish, cleaned
  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper sliced
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt to taste (less if more Bohio seasoning is used)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Oregano
  • 1/2 hot pepper
  • 3 limes
  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • 2 cups of water

Bohio Seasoning

  • 1 plantain
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil

Directions

  1. Cut a slit in the fish (below the head or on the tail end)
  2. Season with the Bohio, with some in the slits.
  3. Heat frying pan with oil.
  4. Brown the fish on both sides and remove from the pan.
  5. Add onions and pepper to the pan and cook over medium heat for about 2-4 minutes.
  6. Add the two cups of water and three tablespoons of tomato paste.
  7. Add the fish(s) and hot pepper.
  8. Add juice from lemons for taste.
  9. Cook for about 20 minutes (depending on size) until fish flakes with a fork.
  10. Serve with fresh lime slices and hot pepper sauce.

Serves 4

Fried Native Fish 

Adapted from caribseek.com

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs yellow tail, alewife or snapper
  • 2 tablespoons scallion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • 4 cups flour or cornmeal

Directions

  1. Combine scallion, thyme, black pepper and salt to taste.
  2. Season fish, then coat fish with flour or cornmeal.
  3. Deep fry at 370° for 5 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Serve with hot pepper sauce.

Serves 4

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3 Excellent Virgin Island Fish Recipes