Exquisite Caribbean Dish

Prep time: 30 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 1 hour

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Yield: 6 people

PSA: This recipe is based on the amount of people in my family. You can definitely change the amount of food you’re making based on the amount of people you want to feed. This specific recipe, feeds about 6 people, with leftovers.


Fried Fish

Ingredients:

  • 5 whole snapper fish

  • 1 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons Traditional Epis Blend

  • 2 tablespoons Fiery Pepper blend

  • Optional: Dry seasoning

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 sprig of parsley, scallions, and thyme (optional)

  • 3 cups vegetable oil (you can play it by ear)



Directions:

  1. In a small bowl mix together lemon juice, Traditional Epis blend, Fiery Pepper blend, and dry seasoning. Rub this mixture all over the fish.

  2. Coat each fish evenly with flour.

  3. In a large pan, heat oil on medium heat

  4. Fry each side for 3-4 or until golden brown

Your fish is ready to serve!

 

Optional: Stewed fish for those who don’t want to fry

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ of an Onions,

  • 2 small bell peppers

  • 1 sprig parsley

  • 2 sprig thyme

  • ½ clove garlic

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose seasoning

  • 1 cup water



Directions:

  1. Pour oil in a medium-size pan, and put to medium-heat

  2. Put thyme, garlic, parsley and onions in the pan. Next add the tomato paste, seasoning, and water and stir together. Cook this for 1 minute.

  3. Add fish to the pan. Bring the stove to low heat, cover the pan, and let the fish simmer for 5 minutes.

  4. After 5 minutes, flip fish to the other side. Add bell peppers to fish, and cover and cook for 5 more minutes.

Your fish is ready to serve!


Carrots and Peas Rice

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of jasmine rice

  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons of Zesty Cilantro blend

  • 2 tablespoons of all purpose seasoning/salt (of your choice)

  • Optional: 1 sprig of thyme and parsley

  • A 16oz bag of frozen peas and carrots



Directions:

  1. In a large pot, pour 4 tablespoons of olive oil, and bring to medium heat. Add peas and carrots, Zesty Cilantro blend, all-purpose seasoning, thyme, and parsley. Stir together, cover the pot, and let cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add 6 cups of water to the pot, raise the temperature to high heat, and bring water to a boil.
  3. Add in the rice, and let cook until rice absorbs the water.
  4.  Lower heat to low temperature, and cover for 10 minutes.
  5. Uncover rice, stir, and taste. Your rice should be fluffy and tasty
Your rice is ready to serve!



Fried Plantains

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet plantains

  • 3 cups vegetable oil

  • Salt (to taste)



Directions:

  1. Pour oil into a medium-size pan, and heat on medium heat for 2 minutes

  2. Add sliced plantains to the pan and fry each side for 1 minute.

  3. Remove plantains from pan, and place on a plate with 2 paper towels (to absorb excess oil). Make sure to keep the oil on,  you will need to re-fry the plantains after you flatten them.

  4. Flatten plantains. If you don’t have a plantain flattener, you can press the bottom of a cup or small bowl on each plantain.

  5. Put plantains back onto the pan, and fry each side for 1 minute on medium-heat. Remove from the pan, and your plantains are ready to serve.

Enjoy!