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Jamaican-Style Seasoned Fish


  • 1 whole fish (scaled, gutted, and washed with vinegar and water solution)
  • 1 tablespoon Maggie all-purpose seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Water and vinegar solution for washing
  • Additional salt (to taste)


  1. Prepare the Fish:

    • Ensure the fish is properly scaled, gutted, and cleaned.
    • Wash the fish with a solution of water and vinegar.
    • Pat the fish dry with paper towels to remove excess water.
  2. Prepare the Spice Mix:

    • In a small bowl, combine Maggie all-purpose seasoning, black pepper, and salt.
    • Avoid using excessive spices to preserve the natural taste of the fish.
  3. Season the Fish:

    • Sprinkle the spice mix inside the cavity of the fish, ensuring even distribution.
    • Make shallow cuts on both sides of the fish.
    • Rub the spice mix into the cuts, ensuring the seasoning reaches the flesh.
  4. Marinate:

    • Cover the fish and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
    • This allows the flavors to infuse into the fish, enhancing its taste.
  5. Cooking Options:

    • After marination, you can choose to:
      • Fry the fish for a crispy texture.
      • Bake it in the oven for a healthier option.
      • Roast it for a unique flavor profile.
  6. Cooking Process:

    • Heat oil for frying or preheat the oven/roasting pan.
    • Cook the fish until it reaches the desired doneness, ensuring it's cooked through.
  7. Serve:

    • Garnish with additional salt if needed.
    • Serve the Jamaican-style seasoned fish hot and enjoy the delicious flavors!

Note: Adjust the seasoning quantities according to your taste preferences, and feel free to experiment with additional herbs and spices for a personalized touch


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