Fish tea is a favorite appetizer before meals at many Jamaican events. It is typically served in a small foam cup. It can be served as a meal as a soup. Try our Jamaican Fish Tea Recipe.
- 2 lb small fish
- 3 qrts. water
- 2 large or medium cloves garlic
- 1 sprig thyme
- 3 stalks escallion
- 2 medium potatoes
- 4 finger of green bananas
- 1 green scotch bonnet pepper
- salt to taste
- black pepper
- few pimento seeds
- 2 lemons or limes
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- Wash fish in Vinegar or Lemon and drain
- Combine that fish, garlic, and water to boil until fish is off the bone of the fish
- Pour the contents through a strainer and remove all bones.
- Wash the potatoes and cut small.
- Add the potatoes and salt to the strained soup.
- Peel and add green bananas.
- Let the soup simmer, then add thyme, escallion, pepper, pimento, and black pepper
- Simmer for another 8 mins. then serve hot with Excelsior crackers