Caribbean Recipe Of The Week – Soft Jerk King Fish Fillet Taco


jerked-fish-tacoBy Minna LaFortune

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 18, 2017: Soft or hard-shell tacos are Mexican in origin but  I see them as the  “canvas” fit for a Caribbean twist.

For example, they are great for breakfast, snacks , lunch or supper, filled with Ackee and codfish, or codfish salad topped with salsa, or Escoveitched Fish, Jerk Chicken Or Jerk Pork, Fish Fillet or Shrimp.

Today I will share with you the recipe for Soft Jerk King Fish Fillet Taco.

2 large King Fish Steaks
1 tsp dry Jerk Seasoning
1 tsp wet Jerk Seasoning
2 tsp Lime Juice
4 soft Shell Taco
I small head of Lettuce
Fresh salsa (tomatoes , cilantro, lime juice, red onions)
1/2 cup grated  Goat cheese

Marinate fish in Jerk sauce and lime juice for one hour.

Grill jerk King Fish fillet.

Rest for 20 minutes.

Flake fish in small pieces.

In each soft shell taco, add lettuce (shredded)

Add 3 tsp salsa

Add flaked Jerk King Fish

Top with 3 tsp salsa

Add  Goat Cheese

Servings: Four.

Bon Appetite

minna-la-fortuneEDITOR’S NOTE: Minna LaFortune is a trained Caribbean caterer and also president of the  Society for the Advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora (SACD). Check out her food group on Facebook at scaribbean/