Belizean Fish Serre (Garifuna Dish) Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6


  • 2-3 fresh fish (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 ounces salt beef, cut in small pieces and trim excess fat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large coconut, grated
  • 1 small carrot, diced
  • 1 green plantain or 2 green bananas
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • Lime juice or vinegar (to clean fish)
How to cook Belizean Fish Serre (Garifuna Dish):
  • Boil salt beef in 2 cups water until tender.
  • Clean fish, wash with lime juice or vinegar.
  • Cut each fish in serving pieces and season with salt and pepper.
  • Grate coconut. Add 2 cups water and squeeze to get thick milk. Set aside.
  • Prepare vegetables. Cover and set aside.
  • Put milk in sauce pan. Stir constantly until milk reaches boiling point.
  • Add salt meat, onion, plantain or bananas. Cook until tender.
  • Add carrots and fish. Simmer until fish is tender. Taste for seasoning.
  • Serve the Belizean Fish Serre hot with steamed rice.


The Belizean Fish Serre (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 Fish Serre (Garifuna Dish) serves/makes: 4 - 6

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

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