EAT YOUR WORLD

guides you to the best local dishes & drinks in
125+ cities.
See map now

EYW City Guides

London Food and Travel Guide, by Eat Your WorldGoing somewhere and wish you could take all of a city’s Eat Your World info with you? With EYW’s Kindle and City Guides, you can! Don’t miss out on any local foods or drinks during your next trip.

View available Kindle and City Guides

Join the Project

EYW wants your food photos!

Shrimp in garlic sauce

Portugal
lsr

Upload a photo now

Food Memories

EYW wants your food stories!

The Traditional and Healthy Sri Lankan Iced Coffee

Sri Lanka
srosario89

Coffee is arguably the most popular drink in the world. There aren’t numerous things that can bring someone as much joy as brewing a cup of joe in the morning. However, since there are many kinds... Read more

Write a Food Memory now

<< back to foods in Jamaica

Escovitch fish

Escovitch fish on the beach in Jamaica

What: Fish prepared escovitch style, more accurately, is pan-fried with salt and pepper, then dressed with a simple but winning combination of vinegar, onions, garlic, julienned bell peppers, and, of course, scotch bonnet pepper. Usually it’s a firm, meaty whole fish, like kingfish or red snapper; common sides include rice or bammy, cassava bread. If you’re looking for fish in Jamaica, there’s a good chance it’ll be made this way.
 
Where: Where better to eat your local fish than at the beach? We found ours at San San Beach in Port Antonio (map), a mellow strip of sand that costs US$7 for entry. There’s a little restaurant in the pavilion there.

When: The beach is open daily, 10am-4pm.

Order: The escovitch fish (JA$1,500)—red snapper, in this case—was pan-fried till crispy and dressed the usual way, then draped with carrots, onions, and peppers. It was served with rice, a basic salad, and a side of sweet-spicy sauce (made with ketchup, garlic, onion, vinegar, scotch bonnet pepper). We decided to do away with the whole sitting-at-the-table convention and dug into this, scraping the bones of all its delicious flesh, from our spot on the soft sand. A pro move, turns out.  

Alternatively: Beach shacks/eateries in general will be a good bet for these, and you’ll find lots of them along the coast. East of Port Antonio in Long Bay, check to see if the excellent Fisherman’s Park (approx. map) is offering it for the day. Or try a restaurant that advertises Jamaican classics, like The Pelican Grill (876-952-3171; Gloucester Ave., Montego Bay, map), right on Montego Bay’s “Hip Strip.”


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 

TRAVEL DEEPER THROUGH LOCAL FOOD

Sign up for monthly updates on new destinations + food stories.

Your personal info is private. We will not spam you.



Forgot password