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Virgin Islands Cooking by Carol M. Bareuther
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Carol M. Bareuther


Fried Native Fish

by Carol M. Bareuther

Fried fish and johnny cakes is a favorite at Carnival time, which is April in St. Thomas, July in St. John and December in St. Croix.

Yield: 4 servings
Nutrition: 154 calories, 6 grams fat, 31 milligrams cholesterol and 323 milligrams sodium per serving (approximate with 1-1/2 teaspoons salt used for recipe).


  • 4 pounds local fish such as yellow tail, alewife or snapper
  • Scallion
  • Fresh thyme
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • Flour or cornmeal

Grind scallion, thyme, black pepper and salt to taste. Season fish, then coat fish with flour or cornmeal. Deep fry at 370 for 5 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with local hot pepper sauce.

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Recipe Carol M. Bareuther, 1992, 2003 - Copyright CaribSeek 2003 - All Rights Reserved - Web Published: January 20, 2003