Steam Fish And Okra A La Jamaica


News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 21, 2020: Among the many delicious Jamaican dishes is the nutritious and tasty meal – steam fish and okra. It’s protein gold for a bodybuilder or fitness expert and just about anyone can enjoy it. This week here’s you can make it easily this weekend according to RoxyChowDown.


4 medium red or yellow tail snappers, whole

2 – 3 tsps. salt to taste

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp curry powder

1 tbsp butter

½ tsp scotch bonnet pepper or to taste

5 garlic cloves crushed

1 onion

1 stalk scallion

½ large bell pepper

1 sprig thyme

6 pimento seeds

1 large carrot julienned

pumpkin diced

2 tbsp fish soup mix

¼ cup coconut milk optional

8 -12 okras chopped

1 tbsp cooking oil

1 large Irish potato julienned (optional)

6 – 8 Jamaican tough water crackers (optional)


Prepare fish by scaling, gutting and washing thoroughly in lime or vinegar water.

Wash and prep your fresh herbs and vegetables then set aside.

In a wide skillet, add butter, cooking oil and curry powder and cook for 1 minute while stirring.

Add chopped onions, garlic, thyme, pimento, scotch bonnet, bell peppers and sauté on medium-high heat for 1 minute.

Add carrots, Irish potato and cubed pumpkin and evenly spread to form a ‘bed’ for your fish.

Lay the fish on the bed of seasoning and vegetables and add ¼ cup water. Then cover the pot to let steam on medium-high heat for 3 minutes.

Add another ½ cup of water and let steam for 5 minutes.

Check the pot every 2 minutes to ensure the liquid hasn’t dried out.

Use a large spoon to scoop some liquid and pour over the fish to cook them evenly.

Add ¾ – 1 pack fish soup mix (to taste) to 1 cup coconut milk and stir thoroughly.

Add the fish seasoning and coconut milk mix, cover and let cook for 10 mins on low heat.

Add okras and crackers in the last 5 minutes and let steam.

Serve with your choice of rice, ground provisions, or festivals.

Bon Appetite