Jamaican Stuffed Fish With Ritz

Jamaican Stuffed Fish With Ritz
Summary

This recipe is a family favorite. The whole fish, normally yellowtail snapper or parrotfish, is stuffed whole, tied with strands of banana leaf, and placed on huge sticks where it is cooked over an open fire.

  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1⁄4 recipe
Dinner Lunch Vegetarian High in Fiber Caribbean Grilling Kid Friendly Seafood
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1⁄4 recipe
  • Amount per serving Calories 335

  • Total Fat 12g
    • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 370mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g
    • Dietary Fiber 5g
    • Total Sugars 6g
  • Protein 25g
  • Potassium 650mg
  • Phosphorus 320mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Starch, 3 Lean meat, 1 Fat

Dinner Lunch Vegetarian High in Fiber Caribbean Grilling Kid Friendly Seafood
Ingredients

Ingredients

  • whole-wheat crackers (crushed)
    2 cups
  • fresh thyme (minced)
    1 tsp
  • small whole fish (such as snapper or trout, cleaned, scaled, and scored in a crisscross pattern)
    2
  • Juice of 1 lime
    1
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • hot chili (seeded and minced, such as a Scotch bonnet, serrano, or jalapeño)
    1
  • green onion (scallion) (chopped)
    1 bunch
  • buttery spread (trans fat–free nonhydrogenated, (such as Smart Balance), melted)
    1 tbsp
  • Toothpicks for securing fish
    1
  • kosher salt, to taste
    1
Directions

Directions

  1. Rub the scored surface of the fish with oil, lime, and salt.

  2. Make the stuffing by combining the crushed crackers, thyme, hot chili, scallions, and melted butter in a medium bowl. Fill the cavity of the fish with the stuffing, and using a toothpick or metal skewer, secure the opening by weaving skewer to close fish. You can also stick toothpicks into the bottom of the fish at 2-inch intervals to secure.

  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and place on grill grate. Cook as per directions for direct heat method (page 3) for 15–18 minutes, turning occasionally, until cooked through and crusted on the outside.

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