Monday, August 20, 2012

Stewed Fish Caribbean

It is hard in Britain to get whole fish, most places only sell fillets. But Sainsbury sells whole hake a lovely and underrated fish. Buy a nice piece or have the fish man chop it into pieces about an inch or so thick, take care as its a fish that falls apart easily. Season the fish with salt pepper and chopped cilantro (coriander), chopped thyme and chopped parsley, chopped onion and chopped fine garlic. Leave for at least an hour.

Fry the fish coated in seasoned flour in about 1 inch of oil until nicely brown and cooked. Then take a fresh frying pan and cook slowly some onions, garlic, sweet peppers sliced and about three big tomatoes chopped up until its starts to soften and brown. Add about 1/2pt of water and let it simmer for 20 minutes until the tomatoes have broken down, also add 1 good tspn of thick sundried tomato paste, season to taste with salt and black pepper, and then lower the fish pieces into the mix and let it warm up and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Serve with rice for a lovely meal. To add more to this Caribbean meal buy Eddoes (Chinese shops) and peel and cut into 1 inch cubes and boil until soft. These add a warm wholesome flavor to the mix. In fact one could just serve the fish with the eddoes. Below are 3 photos showing the stages, the final dish ready to serve with rice, the fried seasoned fish and finally the start when the onions and peppers have cooked and the tomatoes and water added in a pot.

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