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  • Serves: 4 Servings


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Category: Fish

 Ingredients List

  • 4 1 pound firm white fish
  • -scaled, cleaned & cut
  • -lengthwise in halves
  • -OR ...
  • 4 10 oz fish steaks, about
  • -1" thick
  • 5 c Water
  • 1 Lime, juice of
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 2/3 c Minced scallions
  • 4 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Chili pepper (any hot
  • -pepper, up to ...
  • 2 Chili peppers
  • 2 tb Minced fresh parsley
  • 4 Allspice berries
  • 1 ts Minced fresh thyme, OR...
  • 1/2 ts Dry thyme


Place fish in a glass of china dish. In another bowl, combine 2 cups of
water, the lime juice, 1 1/2 t salt, and 1 T scallions. Pour the marinade
over the fish, and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Drain the fish
and discard the marinade. Place the remaining scallions, garlic, chili
peppers, and parsley into a heavy pot (preferable cast iron). With a wooden
spoon, mash the mixture to extract the juices. Add the remaining 3 cups of
water, allspice berries, and thyme. Cover the pot and place on high heat.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add remaining
1/2 t salt and the fish to the broth. Cover and bring to boil again. Reduce
heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a
fork. With a slotted spoon, transfer the fish onto heated dinner plates.
Boil the liquid on high heat for 2 to 3 minutes and spoon over the fish.
Garnish with lime quarters.

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