Belizean Stewed Fish Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6


  • 2-3 fish (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 green plantains, sliced 2-inch in length
  • 2 cocoa (1/2 -3/4 pound)
  • 1 grated coconut (1 cup thick cream)
  • 1 habanero chili (hot pepper), seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 onion, sliced
How to cook Belizean Stewed Fish:
  • Clean, dry, season and half fry the fish. Set aside.
  • Grate coconut (add 1 cup water, squeeze and strain to get thick cream).
  • Boil green plantain and cocoa in about 2-3 cups water.
  • Add fish to liquid with plantains and cocoa. Add habanero chili.
  • In frying pan, brown 2 tablespoons margarine with 2 tablespoons flour.
  • Add 1 cup water gradually to make a brown sauce.
  • Add sauce and sliced onion to stew.
  • Lastly, add coconut cream. Season to taste.
  • Serve the Belizean Stewed Fish hot with steamed rice.


The Belizean Stewed Fish recipe very easy to prepare and so good!

This recipe for Belizean Stewed Fish serves/makes: 4 - 6

The Belizean Stewed Fish recipe is adopted from The Belizeans Favorite Foods by Erleen Godfrey.

Main Ingredient: Various Fish (more Various Fish recipes)
Preparation Method: Soup/Stew (more Soup/Stew recipes)
Cuisine: South American (more South American recipes)

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