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Jamaican Fish Tea (Soup) Recipe Video

Fish tea is a type of soup that is known in Jamaican and Caribbean cuisine. Jamaican fish tea includes bananas, choyote, carrots, or potatoes cooked until they are soft. To add more flavor, the fish tea is seasoned with salt, black pepper, hot pepper sauce, thyme, onion, and butter.


• 2 medium Snapper fish
• 4 cups water + 4 cups water
• 1 large carrot (sliced)
• 3 green bananas (sliced)
• 2 Cho Cho or choyote (sliced)
• 1/2 red bell pepper (sliced)
• 1/2 green bell pepper (sliced)
• 1 small onion (sliced)
• 2 scallion stalks
• 1 scotch bonnet pepper
• 2-3 fresh thyme sprigs
• 1 tbsp butter
• 1/4 tsp West Indian hot pepper sauce
• Salt and black pepper to taste


This recipe takes about 45 minutes. Serves 4.

Remove the fish heads and set aside.
Fillet the fish and set aside the flesh.
Set a pot over medium flame and put the fish heads and bones in it.
Add 4 cups of water.
Let it boil for 10-15 minutes.
After 10-15 minutes, remove the fish heads and bones.
Remove the pot from the flame and strain the fish stock to remove smaller bones.
Place the pot over medium-high flame and add back the fish stock.
Add 4 more cups of water.
Bring to a boil.
Add sliced carrot, bananas, and choyote.
Let it boil.
Add sliced green and red bell peppers, sliced onion, and scallion stalks.
Sprinkle salt and black pepper to taste.
Add fresh thyme sprigs and 1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce.
Stir to combine.
Add scotch bonnet pepper and the snapper flesh.
Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes or until fish is cooked.
Add 1 tbsp butter.
Stir and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
Remove from the flame.
Serve immediately and enjoy!

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