Jamaican Brown Stew Fish

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Romi224

There's a restaurant near here in South Florida that serves this dish, and they make it soooo good. It has a slightly sweet/tangy flavor that goes really well with the snapper. I decided to try making it myself, but after looking in Recipezaar, I couldn't find the sweet version. I finally found it somewhere else on the web and tweaked it to perfection. Serve with a little salad and rice and peas. For the rice and peas, I recommend Jamaican Rice and Peas. Hope you like it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the fish with a mixture of water and a little vinegar.
  2. Dry the fish in a paper towel.
  3. Rub salt and pepper all over the fish.
  4. Fill a frying pan with about 1 1/2 inches of oil and fry fish on both sides till brown.
  5. Remove fish and place in a paper towel lined plate so some of the oil drains. Set aside.
  6. In a deep pot, saute the onion, thyme, green onion, bell pepper and garlic with a little oil.
  7. Add flour and cook till brown.
  8. Add water, soy sauce, ketchup, sweet and sour sauce and vinegar.
  9. Submerge the fish in the sauce and simmer for 15 minutes.
  10. Add pepper to taste and, if needed, salt.
  11. Serve with rice and peas. Enjoy!

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