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Cayman Style Fish

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When you live on an island, you find yourself eating fish like its going out of style.  I hear that’s a good thing because fish are really good for you.  Well, that’s convenient because they taste really good too 🙂  Especially when they’re cooked ‘Cayman Style.’  I order this all over the island but I’ve never made it at home before…until now.

Cayman Style Fish from Cookin’ & Laughin’…in the Cayman Islands by Suzi Soto, adapted by Parsley Sage
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You will need:
1 lb fish fillets about 3/4 to 1 inch thick (mahi mahi, snapper or grouper)
2 tbsp lime juice
1 cup water
1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
1/2 cup sliced green or red bell peppers
1/2 cup diced tomato
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp Thai garlic pepper sauce (original recipe calls for ketchup)
1/4 cup butter or margarine

  • Marinate fillets in tbsp lime juice and water with salt and pepper for about 15 minutes
  • Pat the fillets dry
  • Heat 2 tbsp of the butter in a non-stick skillet over moderately high heat until the foam starts to subside

  • Add the fish and saute, turning once until just cooked through.  Only 1 to 2 minutes on each side.  Overcooking can lead to dry fish.
  • Remove fish from pan, leaving the juices from the fish, adding a little more butter as needed
  • Saute the onion and bell pepper until soft

  • Add tomato, worcestershire, pepper sauce and 1 tbsp lime juice and simmer for about 2 minutes until flavors are blended

  • Put fish on plate and pour sauce
Serves 2

Oh!  By the way, while you’re out exploring the blogosphere consider swinging by Blue Collar Catwalk where me and my puppies appeared in the week’s Blue Collar Collective. I’m officially ‘cool’ now 🙂
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  1. I'm getting the ingredients to make this! 🙂

  2. This looks delicious and so fresh. Yum

  3. YUM. When I visited the Cayman islands I remember ordering fish prepared this way and it was amazing. I'm so glad you posted the recipe so I can make it at home now. Thanks!

  4. Can I come over for dinner?! I'll bring dessert! This dish looks awesome, will def be trying soon

  5. You can never have to much of fish and this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Wow, thank you! You just made my day. 🙂

  7. This sounds amazing! You can't go wrong w/ onions, peppers, and tomatoes!

  8. Sounds delicious! Love the flavours, tart and yum!

  9. How lucky you are to have such fresh fish all the time. I've never heard of Cayman style fish. Can't wait to give it a try!


  10. hi again :)just read up about you and on this very rainy earth day, I would gladly trade places with you 🙂 I am off to see your blue collar collective 🙂 love to see you on my blog 🙂

  11. Hi There, yummmmm !!!! This dish is looking absolutely delightful. Very nicely made and presented. Have a great day. Thanks a lot for the appreciating words !!!

  12. oh this looks tasty I would love to get fresh fish all the time YUM

  13. We have been to the Cayman Island and the food was fantastic. I am so happy you posted this recipe; I have been looking for something like this for a long time; I know it is wonderful. I printed it out and will be making this soon.

  14. Oh wow, you mean the lime marinade lessens fishy taste?! That is an awesome tip cause I am not a lover of strong fishy taste! I think this marinnade would improve fish in general–yeah!!Thanks!

  15. This is a lovely fish dish, looks really flavourful and delicious with the veggies!
    You look really great at Blue Collar Collective! Seriously, you look fabulous! I love the flats you're wearing! Looks really comfy! Happy Easter, enjoy your Easter weekend!

  16. I'm jealous of the island factor as well. I'm going to have to try this with Mahi Mahi. The last one I had was frozen and prepackaged….not good. I hope I can find it somewhere.

  17. I'm always so afraid to cook fish at home! lol Yours looks great!! ♥- Katrina

  18. This looks so delicious, healthy, and simple – totally trying it! I don't get island-fresh fish, but I'm pretty thankful to live on a coast and get decent seafood. Thanks for sharing!

  19. that looks so delicious! i wish i lived on an island and had constant access to fresh fish (and the ocean! 🙂 )

  20. Oh this sounds delish!! I must try it soon. We have frozen Mahi mahi here and sometimes snapper. I know it would be better where you are, but with all the nice flavors I think frozen could work!

  21. I love my fish like this when we went there on our cruise we ate the fish and loved it! This is exactly like it!

  22. This has flavor and that is what we like with fish. Next time, I make fish, I hope to use this recipe. Off to bookmark this.

  23. A feast no doubt for fish lovers out there 🙂

  24. I'm back again, Suzi! I did make this this, and it took me forever. I had fresh salmon on hand, and all the other ingredients. I love the recipe, and played around with it a little since I have all kinds of condiments. Even made the rice to go with it. I will feature this amazing Cayman Island dish after Easter, and link it back to you!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  25. Looks so healthy and flavoursome!

  26. SO healthy and flavorful! We try to eat lots of dishes like this. 🙂

  27. I love the flavors in this dish – yum!

  28. Since I have a hard time standing on my foot (from my sprained ankle) I do want to try this amazing recipe of yours from the Cayman Island. I do have a piece of fresh salmon, and was just going to bake it for 10 min. but now I'm all excited making this according to your fab. method, and recipe.
    I will start now, to marinade, so I can make it for lunch:DDD
    Thanks so much for sharing. Will advise you later!

  29. Mmmm, it looks good. I can't believe this is the first time you've made it at home!

  30. This fish fillet dish look great!!! I have sent out your gift today, according to them it will takes about a week plus before reaching you. Do give me a buzz or email once you received it ok. Thanks. Have a great weekend.

  31. This looks wonderful. Your fish looks perfectly cooked and I know I'd love it. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  32. So this is Cayman style for treating fish to great ingredients…I like it very much. Good cooking. Thanks ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,

  33. I'm always looking for different ways to prepare fish. This looks delicious!

  34. wonderful photographs…looks yummy..

  35. Oh, its nice. But then there are downsides. Like the 40 minutes centipede hunt we just engaged in after I peeped The Centinator making its way to my side of the bed. He's now been disposed of, but we had to strip the entire bed, pull out ever single shelf and unleash an entire can of raid in our bedroom to smoke him out.

    We're sleeping in the spare bedroom tonight. Yeesh.

  36. I would love to live on an island 🙂 What a an awesome meal!

  37. I'm just jealous because you live on an island and I don't! 😉 Lucky you! That meal looks fabulous!

  38. Mmmmmm looks wonderful!!!

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