Jamaican steamed fish recipe is a simple dish made with the most common ingredients. It’s easy to make and can be served with boiled white rice or fried plantains.

Jamaican steamed fish is a dish that combines the flavors of sweet and sour. The dish features pumpkin, which provides a rich flavor and texture to the fish.

This recipe for Jamaican steamed fish is a wonderful fish supper. It’s prepared in ONE pot and comes with a savory sauce. Yes, simply put everything in one pan, steam it, and you’ll get delicate, juicy fish in a delicious fish sauce.

Fish Steamed

One of my favorite Jamaican fish recipes is steamed fish. Not just because of its amazing flavor, but also because of its versatility. It may be served as a whole meal or as a main course.

Any kind of fish may be steamed, but it’s better to pick one that won’t fall apart when cooked. Fish including red snapper, doctor fish, and butterfish steam nicely.

I couldn’t find any of these fish, so I settled for sea bass. This fish, although delicious when cooked, is a touch too soft for this dish.

steamed sea bass


Jamaican steamed fish comes in a variety of flavors. This fish is cooked with veggies like pumpkin, okra, and carrot, much as I did with this dish. Corn or potato may also be added.

Steamed fish with bammy or water crackers is a popular Jamaican dish. The steamed fish may then be consumed as a complete meal.

This fish may be served as a main course without the veggies, bammy, or crackers.

For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients.

Here’s everything you’ll need to make steamed fish:

steamed fish ingredients

  • Fresh fish: You may use whatever fish you like; I’m using sea bass.
  • Fish stock: Use fish tea soup mix if you want to be truly Jamaican. Before putting it in the saucepan, mix it with half a cup of water.
  • All the typical suspects in steamed fish: scallion, thyme, scotch bonnet pepper, garlic, onion, and pimento (allspice).
  • I’m utilizing pumpkin, okra, and carrot as vegetables.
  • To season the fish, use salt and black pepper.

Steamed Fish from Jamaica Cooking Instructions

Basically, you combine all of the ingredients in one pot and let them to steam. How simple can it be?

how to cook Jamaican steamed fish

To avoid the fish breaking, let the veggies to simmer for a few minutes before adding it. Cover and steam the pot after you’ve added the fish.


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Jamaican steamed fish recipe

Jamaican Steamed Fish


What could be more delicious than cooked fish with vegetables?

Time to Prepare: 10 minutes

30 minutes to prepare

Course Description:

Jamaican cuisine

2 person servings

calorie count: 465 kcal

  • 3 pound of fresh fish
  • 10 okras (medium) chopped in 34
  • 2 carrots, little
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion, medium
  • 1 scallion stalk
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 6 berries of pimento
  • 14 pound pumpkin
  • 1 pepper (Scotch bonnet)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 12 teaspoons black pepper
  • ½ Salt
  • 12 cup soup mix (fish tea) Alternatively, fish stocks

Disinfect the ‘fish’

  • 1 lime (or lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • Lime juice and vinegar were used to clean from top to bottom. Drain any excess water.

  • Season the fish with a mixture of salt and pepper.

  • Put the scotch bonnet pepper, onions, scallion, thyme, garlic, pimento, carrots, okras, pumpkin, coconut oil, and fish tea soup mix/fish stock in a saucepan over medium heat.

  • Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes on low heat.

  • Place the fish in the boiling fish stock and pour the stock over it. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and steam for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Halfway through, flip the fish.

  • If using a fish tea soup mix, dissolve it in half a cup of water before adding to the saucepan.


The jamaican fish recipes is a Jamaican dish that features steamed fish. It is cooked with onions, garlic, thyme, and scotch bonnet peppers.

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