Fish tea is a favourite appetizer before meals at many Jamaican events. It is typically served in a small foam cup. It can be served as a meal as a soup. Try our Jamaican Fish Tea Recipe.
2 lb small fish
3 qrts. water
2 large or medium cloves garlic
1 sprig thyme
3 stalks escallion
2 medium potatoes
4 finger of green bananas
1 green scotch bonnet pepper
salt to taste
few pimento seeds
2 lemons or limes
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,escallion, pepper, pimento and black pepper
Simmer for another 8 mins. then serve hot with excelsior water crackers