Belizean Bundiga (Garifuna Dish) Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6


  • 1 snapper (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-3 thyme leaves or 1/2 teaspoon thyme powder
  • 2 plugs garlic
  • 5-6 cups coconut milk (2 grated coconut)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4-5 green bananas
How to cook Belizean Bundiga (Garifuna Dish):
  • Scrape, clean and season fish. Set aside.
  • Peel and grate bananas. Cover and set aside.
  • Bring milk to boiling point stirring constantly. Add garlic, onion, thyme leaves etc. Continue stirring.
  • When boiling point is reached, add grated bananas. (1 heaped tablespoon at a time)
  • Simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir to prevent sticking.
  • Add seasoned snapper and continue simmering for another 15-20 minutes, or until fish is fork tender.
  • Grate coconut (squeeze to get 5-6 cups milk).
  • Taste for seasoning. Season if necessary.
  • Serve the Belizean Bundiga hot with steamed rice.


The Belizean Bundiga (Garifuna Dish) recipe very easy to prepare and so good!


The Garinagu (singular Garifuna) are an ethnic group of mixed ancestry who live primarily in Central America. They live along the Caribbean Coast in Belize, Guatemala, St. Vincent, Nicaragua and Honduras including the mainland, and on the island of Roatan.

This recipe for Belizean Bundiga (Garifuna Dish) serves/makes: 4 - 6

The Belizean Bundiga (Garifuna Dish) recipe is adopted from The Belizeans Favorite Foods by Erleen Godfrey.

Main Ingredient: Snapper (more Snapper recipes)
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered (more Poached/Simmered recipes)
Cuisine: South American (more South American recipes)

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