Mom’s Stewed Fish with Plantains

Miss Virgin Islands, Shayla S. Solomon, submitted this recipe for Mom's Stewed Fish with Plantains. Photo
Miss Virgin Islands, Shayla S. Solomon, submitted this recipe for Mom's Stewed Fish with Plantains.

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INGREDIENTS

2 Old Wife fish (pot fish) cleaned
2 medium onions sliced
1 medium green pepper sliced
1 celery stalk chopped
1 stick of butter
1 tomato chopped
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt (depends on the amount of Bohio seasoning used)
1/2 teaspoon of Oregano
1/2 hot pepper
3 limes
1/4 cup of oil
2 cups of water
Bohio Seasoning
1 plantain
1/2 cup of cooking oil (for plantains)

PREPARATION:

  1. Cut a slit in the Old Wife (below the head or on the tail end)
  2. Season with the Bohio. Be sure to get some in the slits.
  3. Heat frying pan with oil.
  4. Brown the fish on both sides and remove from the pan.
  5. Add onions and pepper to the pan at a medium heat for about 2-4 minutes.
  6. Add the two cups of water and three tablespoons of tomato paste.
  7. Add the fish(s) and hot pepper.
  8. Add juice from lemons for taste.
  9. Cook for about 20 minutes (depending on size) until fish flakes.
  10. Serve with fresh lime slices and hot pepper sauce.
This recipe appears in: Southern
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