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Jamaican Fish Tea Recipe (Soup)


Fish tea is a spicy and hearty meal. It is similar to traditional Rundown, but instead of chunks the ingredients are boiled until they are in a “soupy liquid form”.Preparation time (around 3 and a half hours) might be a bit lengthy, but it’s well worth the wait.

You will need the following:

  • 2 small/medium fishes (or fish heads)
  • 3 quarts of water
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 3 stalks scallion
  • 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

How it’s done:

  • 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, scallion, pepper, pimento and black pepper
  • Simmer for another 8 mins.
  • Serve

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