May 22, 2020All Recipes

#nassaugrouperfingers #fishfingers #bahamastourism #grouper #friedfish #bahamascuisine #bestfishfingers #dininginparadise #islandgurlfoods

Nassau Grouper Fingers

Grouper meat is lean and succulent with large flakes and a firm texture.

The Nassau grouper is one of the most popular dish of The Bahamas, our

spin on “Fish and Chips.” Grouper is related to the sea bass family so there’s

a variety available at your local fishmonger. It’s imperative not to overcook

this meaty and delicate fish, as the meat will become dry and chewy. Serve

with Sweet Peppery Tartar Sauce (see recipe), Peas & Rice and Tropical Cole Slaw.

Serves 4


Canola or vegetable oil

2 lbs (1 kg) grouper fillet, cut into 1-inch

(2.5 cm) thick strips

Juice of 1 lime

2 Tbsp (30 mL) Bahama Fish Seasoning (see recipe)

2 cups (500 mL) evaporated milk or buttermilk

2 eggs, lightly beaten

(1 L) all-purpose flour, divided

2 tsp (10 mL) freshly ground black pepper

2 limes, cut into wedges

1. Preheat a deep fryer with oil to 350˚F (180˚C).

2. Rinse fillets in a bowl of salted water and pat dry with paper towels.

3. Transfer fish to a cutting board and season both sides with fish seasoning.

Squeeze lime juice over the fillets and set aside.

4. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs.

5. Transfer seasoned fish to the milk mixture. In a large food storage bag, add

remaining 4 cups (1 L) flour and black pepper. Set aside.

6. Remove fish, 3 pieces at a time, from milk mixture, place in the flour mixture

and shake to coat.

7. Place fish in the basket of the deep fryer and fry until golden, about 5minutes.

Set aside on a cooling rack placed over a baking sheet lined with parchment and keep warm. Repeat with the other fish.

8. Serve at once with lime wedges and Sweet Peppery Tartar Sauce.

Bahama Fish Seasoning

Here’s a recipe for the traditional method of seasoning fish in the


Makes 3 Tbsp (45 mL)


2 Tbsp (30 mL) sea salt

1/2 Scotch bonnet or habanero pepper,

finely diced (using food safety gloves)

1. Place salt and pepper on a cutting board. Use the blade of a

knife and mince together.

2. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Sweet Peppery Tartar Sauce

This sauce is a perfect accompaniment to seafood.

Makes 1 1/2 cups (375 mL)


1 cup (250 mL) mayonnaise

2 tsp (10 mL) lemon juice

1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard

1/4 piece roasted red bell pepper

1/4 cup (60 mL) sweet relish

1 hot cherry pepper, diced

Raquel’s Seasoned Salt to taste

1. In a small bowl, add the mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard and mix.

2. Fold in remaining ingredients.

2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until

ready to serve.

More Recipes from Island Gurl Foods

Blackened Rainbow Trout with Strawberry Salsa

Get your pan sizzling hot for this sweet rainbow trout spicy makeover. Paired with a sweet, tart and crunchy Strawberry Salsa, for a go-to fast weekday meal. Leftover salsa would be delicious tossed with greens or spooned over...

Tropical Mango Cheesecake

Mango is hands-down my favourite fruit. With nuances of orange, peach and melon, it’s like no other fruit. Ripe Kent, Palmer or any other type of non-fibrous mangoes are preferred for this bright and citrusy cheesecake. Serves 8 INGREDIENTS Crust 4 cups (1 L) honey...


Mad Mac & CheeseBahamian mac and cheese (aka macaroni) is the most rich,luscious and cheesy baked dish. Every family takes pride in theirrecipe. However, my girlfriend, Maddie, makes the most illustriousmacaroni in the Bahamas. I’ve added a few ingredients to put...

Pigeon Peas & Dumpling Soup!!!

No better way to shake the winter blues than diving into a bowl of this luscious, protein rich soup filled with yummy dumplings! Follow me as I guide you step by step, and instruct you on how to make this wonderful recipe from my childhood. Watch my video...

Grilled Lamb Skewers with Strawberry Maple Chive Glaze

AS SEEN ON BT - Strawberries take a twist here in a savoury glaze for Ontario lamb. They add an overall sweetness to the dish. Soak wooden skewers, if using, for at least 10 minutes.  Preparation Time: 15 minutes Marinating Time: 2 hours Cooking Time: about 20 minutes...

Strawberry Sangria Mocktail

AS SEEN ON BT - From its humble roots in Spain, Sangria has become a popular, refreshing summer drink. This recipe features fresh Ontario strawberries combined with white grape and cranberry juices to create a Sangria Blanco - a switch from the traditional red. So...

Strawberry Sangria

AS SEEN ON BT - From its humble roots in Spain, Sangria has become a popular, refreshing summer drink. This recipe features fresh Ontario strawberries combined with Ontario white wine to create a Sangria Blanco - a switch from the traditional red. So light, pretty and...

Seafood Medley in Bahama Steam Sauce

A quintessential Bahamian zesty tomato-based comfort dish that is typically served over rice, mashed potatoes and enjoyed throughout the year.  Serves 4-6 8-11 pieces per lb. (454g) jumbo shrimp or prawns, peeled and deveined  8-10 Jumbo Sea Scallops 2 cups...

Tres Leches Cake with Strawberries

This super moist, almost pudding-like cake is eaten throughout Central and South America. Everyone has their own unique recipe, but it always starts with a simple sponge-style cake soaked with three milks (hence the name). Ideal for a party, as it needs to be made in...

Strawberry Maple Mojito Mocktails

AS SEEN ON BT - Pitcher drinks are a fantastic way to greet friends and family on a summer day. This mojito-inspired recipe is infused with sweet, juicy Ontario strawberries and mint. Preparation Time:   15 minutes Refrigeration Time: 2 hours...

Maple Garlic Chicken Wings

AS SEEN ON BT - These sticky chicken wings are great anytime and perfect for game night served with a cold beverage. Baking then broiling chicken wing pieces keeps the chicken moist, yet crisps up the skin. Preparation Time: 10 minutesBaking Time: 50 minutesBroiling...

Festive Mango Jerk Turkey Thighs

A wonderful balance of traditional Jamaican Jerk spices with a subtle hint of tropical mango to balance the flavourful heat. Find the full recipe video here! Serves 4 Ingredients 4 turkey thighs  1 Tbsp (15 mL) white vinegar Salt to taste 1 bottle Island Gurl Mango...

Scallop & Mango Salad (or Ceviche) with Carnival Chips

AS SEEN ON CITYLINE - There are many versions of this popular dish in South and Central America and Mexico, this recipe is traditionally Bahamian with substituting conch for scallops. It’s bright, refreshing flavours of subtle-sweet seafood, in a marinade of citrus...

Sign up for
Sales & Promos

1 + 7 =