What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Bright Ideas: Jamaican Seasoned Fish! Every country has a way of combining fresh herbs and natural spices to season up rice, beans, eggs, vegetables, fish, and meats. Then they go one step further and manufacture it so everyone can experience the authentic flavor. My friend, Leighton, is from Jamaica. He’s a pretty cool bartender in a downtown hotspot. When he gets a little homesick, he either hops on a plane to his native island or does a bit of traditional cooking until he can visit his extended family in person. I was fortunate enough to receive some of his Caribbean secrets. Ya Mon.
JAMAICAN SEASONED FISH
2 tilapia fillets
1 1/2 teaspoons Jamaican gourmet seasoning
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat oven to 400°. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick oil. Set aside. Rinse tilapia fillets and pat dry. Sprinkle each piece with half the Jamaican gourmet seasoning and black pepper. Flip and repeat. Warm olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear each fish fillet 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Transfer fillets to the prepared baking sheet. Bake 5-6 minutes per side. Serve immediately.