Crispy fried fish with a tangy and spicy pickel packed between a warm toasted bun.
Jamaican escovitch fish, is a dish where fried fish is topped with a spicy sauce and pickled vegetable medley usually made up of onion, carrots, vinegar, scotch bonnet pepper, and pimento. Serves with bread, festival or bammies.. This is one of my favourite dishes to have because of the spice and the flavours from all the vegetables; and also to make. So since we’re in the summer eason where its all about burgers and sandwiches; I’ve decided to make a quick fish sandwich and I end up making this delcious sandwich. For some extra goodness try this with a cold red stripe beer. Hope you enjoy my Escovitch Fish Sandwich Recipe
Jamaican Escovitch Fish Sandwich
1lb fish fillet ( any fish fillet)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup flour
1 bell pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
1 carrots, cut into thin strips
1 onion, thinly sliced
6 Pimento berries
1 cup white vinegar
oil for frying
1 scotch bonnet pepper, seeds removed
4 buger bun
1 Tbsp. buter
To prepare fish, rinse well then pat dry with paper towel. Season fish with salt and pepper, dredge in flour lightly dust off excess flour and deep fry fish over high heat until crispy. Place on a plate lined with paper towel to allow the oil to drain.
To prepare the pickle, In a frying pan over medium heat sauté all the vegetables with 2 tablespoons oil then add vinegar, leave to reduce, add sugar and pimento berries and turn of stove.
For the Sandwiches: Spread butter on bun and toast in frying pan or in the oven until toasted. Add fish then top with a spoonful of of the escovitch pickle and enjoy.
Note: Pickel is best when its made a head of time.
Chef Noel Cunningham, socially known as Chef Cunny, is the dynamic force behind his catering company, Cuisine by Noel and columnist at cooking sense magazine. His philosophy and passion are reflected in his move towards creating healthier cuisine along with showcasing Jamaican cuisine with a modern twist.
He recently appeared twice on CTV Winnipeg’s Morning Live, Kiss102.3fm, and was featured in the November 2015 and March 2016 issue of Jamaican Eats magazine. In the last 12 months, he was also featured in the Jamaica Gleaner, Jamaica Observer and the Jamaican magazine. If that isn’t enough, he has under his belt many television appearances on Jamaica’s CVM TV: Television Jamaica’s morning program Smile Jamaica, Entertainment Report, Intense, Nyammings cooking show and Talk Jamaica Online Radio.