Inspired by my recent trip to Jamaica, I’m coming back to the blog with some real Caribbean cooking. I spent a lot of time living it up by the beach and tasting everything the ocean had to offer, this has to be one of my favourite meals from the trip. I’m going to recreate it for you all. So you can bring the Flava into your life.
This recipe shows what fitness n flava is all about. Delicious food that will help you stay on track towards your fitness goals. Fish is a great source of Omega 3, Vitamin D and many other minerals. Helping to do everything from lowering blood pressure and improving brain function to reducing inflammation in your joints. This is definitely a recipe to add to your meal prep rotation.
1 whole fresh fish (in Jamaica Snapper is a favourite, I’ll be using Sea Bass)
1/2 Sweet Pepper
3 Cloves Garlic
1/2 Scotch Bonnet Pepper
2 Tbs Vinegar
All Purpose Seasoning
Vegetable Stock Cube
A Dash of Pimento/Allspice
50ml Coconut Milk
Make sure your fish is scaled and clean your fish, you can get the fishmonger to do this, it saves time or you can cook the recipe with fish filets.
Rub down the fish with vinegar.
Chop your onions, pepper and scotch bonnet, slice all of these into rings.
Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a frying pan and cook these of a low heat for 5-7 minutes
Once these are cooked remove them from the pan and place them to the side.
Lightly dust your fish with some all-purpose seasoning on both sides.
Using the same oil you cooking you fresh seasonings in, fry the fish for approximately 5 minutes each side (Until cooked)
Slice your tomato and dice your garlic then add these to the pan along with the fresh seasoning prepared earlier.
Add 1 cup of water along with your thyme, coconut milk, stock cube and pimento.
If the first three blogs didn’t make it clear I LOVE chicken. But I’m not trying to promote any stereotypes here and it’s not everyday chicken, sometimes you have to switch it up. All the fitness ‘Bro’s’ out there know that there’s only so much chicken, brown rice, and broccoli you can eat before you go insane. And even with all the flava coming out of my kitchen variety is still the spice of life. This dish will revolutionalize your meal prep Mondays and help you stay on track towards your fitness goals.
As well as being delicious, salmon is high in protein, which will aid in building and retaining muscle. It’s also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids which have been linked to improved cognitive function, reduced risk of heart disease and improved joint health, among many other benefits. So this is definitely a recipe to add to your meal prep rotation.
Ingredients (Serves 2):
2x100g Filets of Salmon (use a fish of your choice)
2 Cloves of Fresh Garlic
All Purpose Seasoning
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Chilli Powder
2 Red Onions
1 Green Sweet Pepper
1 Red Sweet Pepper
1/2 a Scotch Bonnet Pepper
2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
1/2 tsp Allspice (pimento)
2 Sweet Potatoes
1.5 tbsp Oil
Lightly score the surface of the fish and squeeze one of your limes over it.
Finely chop up your garlic
Rub your garlic, black pepper, onion powder, chilli powder and all-purpose seasoning into the fish and set this aside in the fridge to marinate for at least 1 hour.
Grab a frying pan and add a tiny bit of oil so the fish doesn’t stick.
Cook the fish on a medium heat for 4-6 minutes each side.
Wash your sweet potatoes leaving the skin on
Cut them up into little bite-sized pieces
Boil them for 8-10 minutes
Take them out and place them on a baking tray, add 1 tbs of oil and mix them up so they are evenly covered.
Add thyme and all-purpose seasoning
Bake them at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until they’re golden brown and crispy.
Escovitch sauce (Vegetables)
Neatly slice your onions, both sweet peppers, and your scotch bonnet pepper.
Heat up a small frying pan with 1/2 tbs of oil
Slowly saute your onions, sweet peppers, and scotch bonnet pepper for around 5 minutes.
Add in the white wine vinegar, all-spice, and squeeze in the juice of a lime, then stir it up!