Belize is a cultural melting pot and a country filled with a wide array of ethnicities from across the globe. These groups bring a unique selection of cuisines native to their country and infuse them with a few Belizean twists. To aid in satisfying your taste buds and learn a bit more about these dishes, Maya Island Air will be featuring a monthly ‘How to’ cooking guide that will feature local images, videos and recipes.
This month’s dish is a popular selection of the Garinagu (Ga-ri-na-gu) people known as Fish Seré, a creamy chowder made with chunks of fish fillet sautéed with ground foods. This filling meal is also typically served with coconut-milk infused rice and tasty plantain strips.
If you’re a foodie like us, you’ll be sure to enjoy our cooking guide to creating this tasty dish:
Yields: 2 Servings
Time: 45 minutes
2 medium-sized snapper fillet
2 large green plantain, sliced
1 small carrot, diced
1 ½ cup coconut milk
1 ½ cup water
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 plugs garlic, minced
½ an onion, julienned
1 whole Habenero pepper (optional)
- Clean and prepare fish: Begin by cleaning the snapper fillet, cutting them into smaller pieces and seasoning them to liking.
- Prepare the chowder: Add the coconut milk, water, onion, garlic, carrot and plantain into a saucepan, and cook over medium heat. Stir mixture occasionally.
- Add seasonings: Add the salt and black pepper for taste.
- Add fish: When the mixture begins to reach boiling point, bring to a simmer and add the pieces of snapper and whole Habanero pepper. Stir occasionally.
- Once the fish is tender, it is ready to be served alongside freshly prepared rice.
Be sure to grab a couple of family members or friends to enjoy this delicious meal.
“Elvi’s Kitchen on Pescador Drive”
Fish Seré images taken at Elvi’s Kitchen on Pescador Drive – San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.
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