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Jamaican Fried Snapper

Our Jamaican Fried Snapper recipe is light and delicious and can be made quick and easy!


Est. time: 40 min Yield: 1 - 2
  • 1x (1 1/2 pound) whole red snapper, cleaned and scaled
  • salt
  • 1 tsp. JCS Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. JCS Port Royal Fish Frye Seasoning
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 white onion, sliced
  • 1/8 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 large carrot, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 1x sprig fresh thyme, leaves stripped
  • 1/4 Scotch Bonnet pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. water

Fried Snapper


  • Pat the fish dry and cut 3 small slits on each side of the fish. Season both sides with salt, pepper and Fish Frye Seasoning
  • Heat up 1qt oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  • Carefully place the fish in the pan and fry until browned and crisp
  • Remove fish and place on a paper towel-lined plate
  • Heat 1 tsp. of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir onion, garlic and carrot into the pan; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes. Add thyme, allspice, scotch bonnet pepper, vinegar, water, salt and continue cooking until onions have softened and liquid has reduced, about 5 minutes
  • Serve fish topped with onion mixture spooned over the top

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