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Jamaican Diet-Fried Fish With Roosted Breadfruit

Indeed different countries and cultures have a way of enjoying their meal. Like in Nigeria, one of our popular way of enjoying fish is the Barbecue way. So how about other country like Jamaica?

This is how the Jamaicans enjoy their Fish, its with breadfruit and steamed vegetable.

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The Truth About Tilapia Fish

Tilapia has risen to the top as a seafood staple on American dinner tables. It’s a very hearty variety that is adaptable to different types of feed.

It tastes pretty good too and cheap, easy to find, and so good for you, right? Maybe not.

There are some disturbing allegations about the fish,  and one is particularly surprising.  Some nutritionists have been suggesting that  that eating Tilapia is worse than eating bacon. The truth is, Tilapia has as much omega-3 as other popular seafood.

According to the National Fisheries Institute, the mild fish has climbed to become the fourth most eaten seafood in the U.S., behind only shrimp, salmon and canned tuna.
So people may not want to eat Tilapia every day, but that doesn’t mean it has to be avoided altogether, nutritionists say.

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Green Peas With Saltfish


A nice “swim around” with green peas with saltfish Lol.. Jamaica meal

CatFish Pepper Soup

Catfish pepper soup popularly called point and kill in Nigeria is usually sold and eaten at local bars and restaurants. The name point and kill is used because when customers arrive at the restaurant and order for fresh catfish pepper soup, they usually point at the live fish and it is killed and prepared immediately for you.

I enjoy having my Pepper soup with white rice, while some people enjoy having their pepper soup with boiled yam or boiled plantain when taken as a meal.


4 medium size catfish

1 lime

3 table spoons Pepper soup mixed spice

2 tea spoons dry blended hot chilli

100g fresh prawns

2 pints water or stock

1 bunch scent leaf, chopped

1 cube maggi seasoning

1 cups of crayfish

1 bulb onions

Salt to taste

To make your own pepper soup mix you will need equal portions of ;  allspice seed, anise pepper, anise seeds, cloves, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dried ginger, fennel seeds, tamarind pulp and ground pepper. (blend)


Pepper soup spice


Have the fishmonger kill and the clean fish. Slice into pieces. At home, wash the fish thoroughly with lime to remove any sticky dirt orensure you have boil hot water and pour on the pieces of fish leave for one minutes and remove immediately. This ensures it toughens the skin of the fish so it does not fall apart.

Place washed fish aside in a clean bowl.

Cut onions into tiny pieces

Pick and wash the scent leaves and chop them with your fingers into tiny small pieces.


In a clean pot, place the pieces of fish, pour 2­-3 cups water to cover the fish, add the stock cubes and bring to the boil.

Once fish is boiling, add fresh prawns, mix pepper soup spice, onions, crayfish and scent leaves and continue cooking.

When fish is done, add salt to taste and leave for 5 minutes to simmer and its ready to be serve!

Serve with chilled juice or beer.

Barbecue Fish



Barbecue fish is extremely healthy. The aroma of the barbecue is an alluring one. This is a deliciously simple recipe that never fails to impress.


1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 bay leaf or foil wrap

500g (1 ¼ Ib) fresh sea fish

Preparation method 5mins

1.       Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium heat and lightly oil cooking grate.

2.       In a small bowl, stir together lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and bay leaf. Rub fish with mixture inside and out.

3.       Cook the fish over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, flipping half way through. Fish is done and served with chilled fruit drink or Zobo drink.

Tomatoe Sauce With Fresh Curry Leaves

Hum… yummy how I so love the taste of my tomatoes and fish sauce. Actually, it’s my hubby’s favorite sauce as he always looks forward to it.

For lovers of rice, you can have a change of sauce away fromthe regular stew style and enjoy the tasty fish tomatoes sauce garnished with fresh curry leaves that gives you a nice aroma.


  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Fresh pepper
  • 1 Onion
  • Ice Titus Fish
  • Vegetable oil
  • Curry leaves
  • 1 cube magi
  • Salt.


Buy fresh tomatoes and fresh pepper, slice together with onions. Get your frying pan out and fry your chopped tomatoes, pepper and onions.

Season your sauce with a cube of Maggi and 1/2 table spoon of salt. Stir and allow to fry for 2 minutes.

Wash your curry leaves and slice and wash your fish too. Then put into the sauce and allow to fry for 5 minutes.

You may choose to fry your fish if you like it fried.

Put down your sauce and serve with white rice or potatoes.