How to bake whole fish. Some of the worst eating fish that I ever tasted are baked. Baked fish is easy to prepare, but you'll have to use the right ingredients so that baked fish will taste delicious. My baked fish is well-seasoned, baked to perfection and very delicious.
Choosing the right type of fish is important to me, when baking fish, I always use fish that we called "hard-nature" in Jamaica. Those are the types of fish that does not easily fall apart. For example, The black snapper that I will be using in this recipe is hard-nature. Read about the top ten fish that Jamaicans eat
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Black Snapper fish
Baked fish, boiled ripe plantain and cooked rice
5 fish (I used black snapper)scraped, gutted, washed with vinegar and water, drained
1 tsp. of each
Maggie fish season, Maggie all-purpose & Maggie Jerk seasoning
Ground black pepper
1 stalk escallion, sliced
1 onion, sliced
1 Scotch bonnet, sliced
1 clove garlic, sliced
1 small sweet pepper, sliced
1 carrot, peeled, sliver
A small amount of butter, (I used Kerrygold)
Always use mild flavour spices to season fish because fish has a neutral flavour, therefore, using strong flavour spices to season the fish will mask the taste of the fish.
Pat dry fish with paper towel. Make two slashes on both sides of each fish. Mix the Maggie all-purpose, black pepper, salt, Maggie jerk and fish season together, then use to season fish. Rub the mixture into the cavity of each fish as well as into the slashes on both sides of each fish.
Arrange the fish into a roasting pan. Put a small amount of butter on each fish. Place the sliced onion, hot and sweet peppers, garlic and scallion on the fish. Place the sliver carrot on the fish as well
Cover the roasting pan, using a sheet of foil paper. This is optional, but hey. This is best (at least for me). Marinate the fish for at least 15 minutes. This will allow the fish to soak-up the flavours from the mixed spices and herbs.
In the meantime, preheat oven to 350 F. After 15 minutes, put the fish into the preheated oven and bake for 50 minutes to an hour. Yep! one hour! I do not eat undercooked fish, or as we say in Jamaica, "half-raw," meaning the fish is not properly baked. Remove from oven after 50-60 minutes. Enjoy your deliciously baked fish, Jamaican style.