How To Make Trini Stew Fish
Yield: 6 Portions
For the Fish: 2 Lbs King Fish, ½ Inch Steaks 1 ½ Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Black Pepper ½ Cup Green Seasoning 1 ¼ Cups Flour ½ Tsp Paprika Powder ¼ Tsp Dried Oregano Powder 3 Cups Vegetable Oil to Fry
For the Tomato Stew Sauce: 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil 1 Tbsp Salted Butter 2 Tsp Minced Garlic 1 Tsp Minced Ginger 2 Pimento Pepper/Jalapeños, minced 1 Tsp Spanish Thyme, minced ¼ Cup Julienned Onions ½ Cup Canned Tomatoes, chopped ¼ Cup Ketchup ¼ Cup Oyster Sauce 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar 1 Cup Water ½ Cup Julienned Green Sweet Peppers 1/8 Cup Chopped Scallions Salt & Black Pepper to Taste
Place your clean and washed King Fish Steaks into a bowl and season with the salt and pepper. Gently rub seasonings onto fish and mix well to incorporate. Add the green seasoning and lightly toss to allow fish to be seasoned well. Let sit for a minimum of 1 hour to marinate or up to overnight in the chiller.
Place a small high sided sauce pan on the stove to high heat. Add the vegetable oil in to fry fish.
Meanwhile, in a medium clear plastic bag; add the flour, paprika and oregano powder in and shake to mix well. Place one or two pieces of seasoned fish into the bag with the seasoned flour and gently shake the bag to evenly coat the fish steaks.
When oil has reached 350 degrees Fahrenheit in temperature, shake off any excess flour of the fish and carefully place into the hot oil to deep fry for 2 – 3 minutes turning once during this process until cooked through.
Remove fried fish and place on napkins to drain excess oil.
Meanwhile place a medium saucepan over high heat and add both the vegetable oil and salted butter.
When heated, add the garlic, ginger, pimento, spanish thyme and onions to sauté for 2 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes covered. Meanwhile in a small bowl, mix together the ketchup, oyster sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and water.
Reduce heat to medium and add this stew sauce mix in together with the sweet peppers. Mix, then insert pieces of fried fish into the sauce.
Allow to simmer gently uncovered for 3 – 5 minutes basting the fish with the sauce to coat.
Add the chopped scallions and season with black pepper and salt to taste. Remove pot from the heat and serve fish with macaroni pie, fried rice, or even coo coo as perfect accompaniments.
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