Fish serre is a traditional Garifuna dish that is a perfect marriage between fish, coconut milk, green plantain and vegetables. This recipe may seem complex to a novice cook, but by following these short steps, you and your family too can enjoy this hearty meal.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
2 lbs. Fillet or Whole Fish (Snapper, grouper, snook etc)
4 green plantains
3 cups water
3 cloves garlic
2 oz. pork fat
Salt and black to taste
3 cups coconut milk
2 tbsp. cooking oil
1 medium onion
2 habanero peppers
*optional – Okras, potatoes, apazote
*Scrape scales and clean fish thoroughly. In a pan, add oil and slightly brown the fish on both sides. (Set aside)
*Dice pork fat and fry on low heat; add onion and brown slightly.
*Grate plantains, mix with a little coconut cream and salt and form into small dumplings.
*In a large pot, bring coconut milk and water to boil; add pork fat, onion, whole habanero pepper and garlic and any other vegetables of choice.
*Add fish and then drop the plantain dumplings one at a time. Cook for about 15 minutes more.
*After simmering, serve hot with coconut white rice and lime
*Optional: a few drops of Hot Mama’s Belize Pepper Sauces for an elevated spicy flavor