Steamed snapper

Steamed snapper

Category: Main meal | Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes


4 medium snapper fish or other firm white fish or your choice e.g. coley or cod

200g pumpkin, peeled and cubed

150g okra, washed and trimmed

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 can chopped tomatoes

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1 bay leaf

2 whole pimentos

2 sprigs of thyme

Scotch bonnet pepper, finely sliced (optional)


  1. Season the fish with the scotch bonnet, garlic, black pepper, bay leaf, ground coriander and thyme. This can be done in advance and left to marinade in the fridge overnight.
  2. Add the vegetables and a little water to a non-stick pan and heat gently for 5-7 minutes then place the marinated fish on top of the vegetables and cover with a tight fitting lid.
  3. Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes or until the flesh is cooked all the way through. Serve with boiled yams or plain rice and vegetables of your choice.

Nutritional information

Steamed Snappa