Steamed Fish & Crackers

Sure, you’ve had seafood, but not like this! This iconic Jamaican recipe packs a powerful punch of flavor, spice and tantalizing goodness. Drooling yet? Typically perfect for a family fry, or a day by the beach, our Jamaican style Steamed Fish and Crackers is guaranteed to hit the spot every time.

Total Time40 mins

Yields1 ServingPrep Time20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time40 mins

 10 ½ cups Water
 Salt & black pepper to taste
 1 large potato, diced
 1 cup diced pumpkin
 ½ cup sliced carrots
 1 cup sliced okra
 1 lb whole snapper
 ½ cup diced tomatoes
 ½ sliced bell peppers
 1 medium onion, finely chopped
 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
 2 stalks scallion, chopped
 1 sprig thyme
 6 allspice berries, crushed
 4 tbsp vegetable/canola oil


Slit fish on both sides and season inside and out, with approx. 2 tbsp of Eaton’s Fish Seasoning. Set aside.


Heat oil in a frying pan or skillet, over medium heat. Saute potato, pumpkin, carrots, onion, thyme & allspice berries.


Add water, Munroe Scotch Bonnet Powder, remaining fish seasoning & bring to a boil. Add fish & reduce heat. Cover & simmer for approx. 7 minutes.


Add okra, tomatoes, bell peppers & scallion. Cover & simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the fish is fully cooked.


Remove from heat, add National Water Crackers & cover. Allow crackers to soak up some of the broth for a few minutes, then serve.

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