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Jerk Fish – for Jamaican week!


Welcome to Jamaican week!🏝 Kicking off our Caribbean feast with Jerk Fish – pan-fried fish coated with Jamaican jerk seasoning that provides a stack of flavour and makes it crispy. Skinny white fish fillets prepare dinner in 3 minutes which makes Jerk Fish a brilliant quick dinner!

Freshly cooked Jamaican Jerk Fish
This Jerk Fish catapulted straight into my all-time high 3 fish recipes. I can’t cease making it!

Every so often, I love to do every week of recipes for a themed menu. This week, it’s Jamaican week so you can also make your very personal Caribbean feast at dwelling! Who’s within the temper for some tropical vibes??

Kicking off Jamaican week with the primary – Jerk Fish!

Why you want Jerk Fish in your life

🌴 It’s Jamaican – so it’s cool. (Simply ask Dozer, under).
🌴 Large, daring, Caribbean flavours utilizing on a regular basis spices: garlic, onion, thyme, paprika, all spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne.
🌴 It’s fantastic should you’re lacking one or two spices trigger there’s so many spices in it anyway.
🌴 Takes 3 minutes on the range.

Don’t have fish? Use the jerk seasoning on hen, shrimp/prawns or greens. Ideas within the recipe.

Jamaican Jerk Fish on a plate with Jamaican Slaw and Coconut Rice & Beans
A plate of Jamaican scrumptious….. Caribbean coconut rice and beans plus Jamaican Slaw recipes coming this week!
Close up showing the inside of Jamaican Jerk Fish
Flavour loaded crispy crust on juicy white fish is a match made in heaven….

What goes in jerk seasoning

Listed below are the spices you want for jerk seasoning. The proper mix of savoury flavour, a touch of spiciness with the signature contact of sweetness. The scent when it hits the pan is intoxicating!

Jerk seasoning ingredients

There’s so many spices in Jerk seasoning, should you’re lacking one (or two…) it’s not the tip of the world, you’ll nonetheless find yourself with a terrific Jamaican-(ish) spice mix. Listed below are substitution options:

  • Garlic powder – extra onion powder, and vice versa

  • Dried thyme – oregano

  • Brown sugar – 2 tsp caster sugar / superfine sugar

  • Cayenne pepper – Pure floor chilli, crimson pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp freshly floor black pepper or omit if you’d like not spicy

  • Smoked paprika – bizarre paprika

  • Allspice powder – Combined spice

  • Cinnamon powder – Strive to not depart this out! It provides an irreplaceable particular contact.

  • Nutmeg powder – Extra cinnamon

Seasoning Jamaican Jerk Fish
Skinny fish fillets = extra floor space = extra Jerk Seasoning = 🙌🏻

Fish for jerk fish

The fish pictured all through this submit is snapper, pictured under, however jerk seasoning will work with any sort of fish fillet that’s appropriate for pan frying so long as it’s a skinny fillet no thicker than 1.5 cm / 0/6″ on the thickest level. It must be skinny so it cooks via inside 3 – 4 minutes else the jerk seasoning will burn.

Raw snapper fillets
Use ANY skinny fish fillets you need. It simply must be skinny!

Snapper is a highly regarded fish right here in Australia, beloved for the delicate, candy, delicate flavour, which isn’t “fishy” in any respect. The flesh is reasonably agency and moist, and fillets are simple to prepare dinner evenly as a result of they’re flat with a good thickness (versus, say, salmon, when some fillets have a really thick “hump” (the loin) although you will discover skinny salmon fillets (the tail finish).

Don’t have fish? You possibly can the jerk seasoning on hen, shrimp/prawns or greens. Ideas within the recipe.


make jerk fish

In a nutshell: coat fish within the jerk seasoning then pan fry for two minutes on the primary aspect and 1 minute on the second aspect. That’s a 3 minute dinner – we’d like extra of those in our life!!!

How to make jerk fish
  1. Jerk seasoning – Combine the jerk seasoning spices in a bowl.

  2. Coat – Unfold the jerk seasoning in a tray or plate simply massive sufficient to suit the fish fillets. Then coat every bit of fish with the seasoning, urgent to stick. Shake off extra and placed on a plate. Repeat with remaining fish.

  3. Pan fry 3 minutes – Warmth oil in a big non-stick skillet over excessive warmth. As quickly as you see the primary small wisps of smoke, place 2 fillets within the pan presentation aspect down. Cook dinner for two minutes on the primary aspect till the floor is a deep bronze color with a reddish tinge (don’t let it burn!), rigorously flip then prepare dinner the opposite aspect for 1 minute.

CHEFFY TIP: flip fish correctly

Fish is delicate so it’s important to flip rigorously. I used to make use of a spatula plus a butter knife or my free hand to manage the flip so the fish wouldn’t break.

Neglect that! Right here’s how cooks do it:

  1. Tilt the pan barely so the oil swimming pools on one aspect and gained’t splatter on you.

  2. Flip the fish with a spatula “uphill” so you’ve got the assistance of gravity slowing down the flip so the fragile fish won’t break.

GAME-CHANGER! (See video at 33 seconds for a demo)

  1. Relaxation 2 minutes – Switch the fish to a rack and relaxation for two minutes. It’s greatest to make use of a rack to protect the crispiness of the jerk-crust. If you happen to use a plate, the underside will sweat and compromise the crispiness. Not the tip of the world… however a rack is best!

As soon as rested, switch the fish to a plate and serve!

Jamaican Jerk Fish on a plate with Jamaican Slaw and Coconut Rice & Beans
That plate of down0-home Jamaican goodness was my lunch. And I used to be very, very pleased about it!
I shouldn’t confess this… however these “cocktails” are completely pretend. Simply OJ + water!!!

Jamaican week sides for Jerk fish!

Your sides to serve with jerk fish are approaching Tuesday! There’s a Jamaican Slaw (shockingly scrumptious) and Jamaican Coconut Rice and Beans. Plus, a shock dessert!

It is a unfold of significantly good meals. I hope you take pleasure in Jamaican week as a lot as I’ve creating the recipes!!! – Nagi x


Watch learn how to make it

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Freshly cooked Jamaican Jerk Fish

Jamaican Jerk Fish

Servings4

Faucet or hover to scale

Recipe video above. Jerk seasoning provides a stack of flavour and makes the floor crispy too. Fast approach to make a dish that punches approach above its weight for effort vs outcomes. I’ve used it for white fish fillets right here however it will likely be glorious with salmon, prawns/shrimp, hen or turkey.Jamaican menu week! Sides and dessert coming quickly…. keep tuned!

Directions

  • Jerk Spice Mix – Combine the Jerk Seasoning spices collectively in a bowl then unfold in a small tray that’s simply massive sufficient to suit one fish fillet.

  • Coat fish – Pat fish dry with a paper towel. Then coat either side of every fillet with the jerk seasoning, urgent to stick. Shake off extra, place on a clear plate and coat remaining fish.

  • Cook dinner fish – Warmth half the oil in a big non-stick pan over excessive warmth. Whenever you see small wisps of smoke, place 2 fillets presentation aspect down and prepare dinner for two minutes.

  • Flip – the spice crust needs to be a deep bronze color with a reddish tinge. Cook dinner the opposite aspect for 1 minute till the goal inner temperature is 55°C/130°F, or the fish flakes simply on the thickest level.

  • Relaxation on a rack for two minutes (to protect crispy spice crust). Then serve! Recipes for pictured Jamaican sides approaching Tuesday – keep tuned!

Recipe Notes:

SPICE LEVEL: Heat buzz however not blow-your-head-off. If you happen to don’t like spicy meals simply omit or cut back the cayenne pepper.
1. Spices – There’s so many spices in Jerk seasoning, should you’re lacking one (or two…) it’s not the tip of the world, you’ll nonetheless find yourself with a terrific Jamaican spice mix! Listed below are substitution options:

  • Garlic powder – extra onion powder, and vice versa
  • Dried thyme – oregano
  • Brown sugar – 2 tsp caster sugar / superfine sugar
  • Cayenne pepper – Pure floor chilli, crimson pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp freshly floor black pepper or omit if you’d like not spicy
  • Smoked paprika – bizarre paprika
  • Allspice powder – Combined spice
  • Cinnamon powder – Strive to not depart this out! It provides an irreplaceable particular contact.
  • Nutmeg powder – Extra cinnamon

Salt observe: 3 tsp might sound like so much however as a result of we’re utilizing skinny items of fish, there’s a variety of floor space to cowl. We tried this recipe with various salt ranges, and that is the correct quantity utilizing cooking salt / kosher salt. If utilizing desk salt, lower to 2 tsp. 
2. Brown sugar – simply scoop then degree the teaspoon measure. Don’t pack the brown sugar in tightly earlier than levelling.
3. Fish – This seasoning might be terrific with any fish fillet appropriate for pan frying. The one trick right here is to make use of skinny fillets as much as 1.5cm / 0.6″ on the thickest level so it is going to prepare dinner via in 3 minutes per recipe, earlier than the jerk seasoning turns too darkish. Bear in mind – as quickly as fish hits the new pan, it is going to contract and can improve to round 2cm / 0.8″ thick.
4. Different proteins: Skinny hen breast, thighs or pork steaks (both pound or lower in half horizontally), shrimp/prawns. Toss in seasoning then pan fry.
Greens: Par-cook the greens on the range or BBQ then add the seasoning in direction of the tip, else it might burn earlier than you end cooking the greens. Strive thick slices of huge mushrooms or eggplant steaks for a “meaty” meal. Alternatively, toss greens in olive oil + the seasoning then roast utilizing utilizing instructions in these recipes (skip the seasonings/flavour, simply use chopping, prep, bake temp + time) – broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, eggplantRoasted GreensGarlic Roasted Mushrooms, roast potatoes.
5. Leftovers will preserve for two days within the fridge. Not appropriate for freezing.
6. Diet per fish assuming 2 tbsp olive oil and a pair of teaspoons salt is consumed throughout all 4 fillets. See additionally Notice 1 for salt observe.

Diet Data:

Energy: 249cal (12%)Carbohydrates: 8g (3%)Protein: 33g (66%)Fats: 10g (15%)Saturated Fats: 2g (13%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 1gMonounsaturated Fats: 6gLdl cholesterol: 80mg (27%)Sodium: 1251mg (54%)Potassium: 574mg (16%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 3g (3%)Vitamin A: 796IU (16%)Vitamin C: 2mg (2%)Calcium: 47mg (5%)Iron: 2mg (11%)

Lifetime of Dozer

Jamaican Dozer. Ya mon!

PS It’s completely photoshopped. Simply couldn’t discover a Jamaican canine costume, surprisingly. 😂



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