Over the years I have developed a special appreciation for Steamed Fish. Maybe it’s because I’ve become somewhat of a pescatarian. Maybe, it’s because there is something special about Jamaican style steamed fish. Whatever the reason; I know that am just one of the millions of steamed fish lovers roaming around. And if you’re a fish lover like me the easy to follow recipe below is exactly what you need to recreate this tasty Jamaican classic.
Though steamed fish can be made using any firm white fish, Snapper is the Jamaican fish of choice. To prepare, the fish is cooked in a buttery sauce laden with fresh vegetables and accented with herbs and spices for a delicious meal. Every cook has his/ her way of preparing this dish but when prepared properly the results is melt in your mouth perfection. Steamed fresh fish, like plenty of other Jamaican foods is rumored to be an aphrodisiac. Aphrodisiac or not, I promise this is one of the most delicious, satisfying meals you will ever enjoy.
Some popular Jamaican steamed fish combos include Rice & Peas and steamed veggies, Boiled dumplings, ground provisions, or fried dumplings just to list a few. Serve Steamed fish with your favorite Jamaican or other side dish for a healthy delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner.
For years I heard how good Steamed Fish & Crackers (another Jamaican staple) were. Still, I could never understand what all the fuss was about. Then a few years ago I gave it a try. Pick up a pack of Excelsior hard crackers in your local grocery store, or buy them on Amazon.com and see for yourself. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Steamed Fish Recipe (Jamaican Style)