June 26, 2017

Frying king fish is very easy. It takes no more than 4 to 5 minutes on each side and you’re done! If possible, buy center pieces of king fish. It’s the best part of the fish. Because it’s a firm fish like halibut or tuna you don’t need to use flour in your seasonings. You’ll find that at the right temperature it won’t stick to the pan and will hold together, so flour isn’t needed like when frying delicate fish like snapper and parrot fish.

I especially like to finish my fried king fish with escovitch dressing, but it’s quick and delicious all on it’s own.
King Fish
Black Pepper
Cooking Oil
1. Wash fish with water and some lemon juice or vinegar

2. Pat fish dry with a tea towel or paper towel. It is important that it is dry so that there is no water when frying. Excess water will cause the hot oil to pop or splatter

3. Season fish liberally with salt and black pepper and refrigerator for about 1 hour

4. In a deep frying pan heat a liberal amount of cooking oil on High. When frying the fish should be half immersed in the oil.

5. Fry fish for 4 to 5 minutes on each side; drain on paper towel.
Serve with a green salad and fresh bread
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    November 28, 2013

    I have some King-fish in the freezer. I am definitely trying this recipe. will l come back to let you all know how it is…Maybe up load pics… I am a pretty good cook ya know….lol….

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    November 28, 2013

    Thank you, Fay, for another wonderful recipe.

    Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday season.

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    January 23, 2014

    Hello Fay. I wanted to thank you for your brown stew chicken video .i haven’t cook in like 20 years and your Video help me get back into the grove of cooking . I wiill be watching the rest of your video to help me with my cooking. Thanks a lot for posting the video.

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    March 4, 2014

    This is definitely Sunday dinner

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    March 26, 2014

    My wife made this for me tonight and it was delicious.

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    March 11, 2015

    To be very honest, this is not typical Jamaican. Lol. On Curacao and in a lot of countries it’s done like this as it’s the basic way to fry a fish. Sorry if I sound blunt

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