Jamaican Fried Snapper

Jamaican Fried Snapper

Background and History:

Jamaican Fried Snapper is a delectable dish that hails from the vibrant Caribbean island of Jamaica. With its roots in the island’s rich culinary heritage, this dish showcases the perfect fusion of fresh, local ingredients, and bold, flavorful spices.

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 whole snapper fish, cleaned and scaled
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges for garnish


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, black pepper, paprika, and thyme.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Dredge each snapper fish in the seasoned flour mixture, making sure to coat it thoroughly.
  4. Carefully place the coated snapper fish into the hot oil and fry for about 7-8 minutes per side, or until golden brown and crispy.
  5. Remove the fried snapper from the oil and place it on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  6. Serve your Jamaican Fried Snapper with lime wedges for a burst of freshness.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving, without sides)

  • Calories: 300
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 1g


  • Jamaican Fried Snapper is traditionally served with sides like rice and peas, bammy, or festival.
  • You can adjust the seasoning to your desired level of spiciness.
  • This dish offers a tantalizing taste of Jamaican culture and flavors.

Allergy Warning:

Please be cautious of any allergies to specific ingredients, especially fish and gluten. Always check for individual dietary restrictions and allergies before serving.

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