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Easy and Simple Fried Fish

An easy and simple recipe for Fried Fish that can be tailored to your own taste. This recipe is made with fresh herbs and fresh spices only. A Caribbean basic fish recipe.
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 - 6
Author Gemma


  • 1 – 1.5 pounds whole fish snapper preferably
  • 1 lemon/lime or vinegar to clean
  • For the marinade
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
  • 2 – 3 whole cloves
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Original Hot and Spicy with Herbs Sauce
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons water
  • Flour
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup shallots chopped
  • 1 garlic minced
  • 1 scallion finely sliced
  • ¼ cup lemon juice or white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot pepper optional


  • Clean the fish with lemon, lime or vinegar. Cut in half or smaller pieces if preferred. Rinse and pat dry, squeezing slightly to remove excess water and set aside in a bowl. In a small bowl, mix ingredients for marinade. Stir in marinade with fish, cover and let marinate for at least 1 - 2 hours.
  • Remove the fish from marinade and shake excess liquid.
  • Place flour in shallow plate and heat oil in pan.
  • Once oil is hot, coat fish pieces in flour and gently set coated fish into hot oil and fry 5 minutes on each side until medium golden brown in color. When the fish is evenly golden all over, remove and drain on paper towel.
  • In a separate pan, heat olive oil; add shallots, garlic, scallion and let cook for about 1 minute. Add lemon juice or vinegar; season to taste with salt and pepper. Add hot sauce if using. Let mixture gently simmer for 2 – 3 minutes. Serve hot with fried fish.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg