Bajan Flying Fish

There are a great number of variations on this favourite Bajan speciality: Bajan flying fish.

Bajan flying fish
Bajan flying fish

Flying fish is sometimes found frozen in the supermarket; if it’s not available, substitute any mild white fish, such as flounder.

  • 8 small flying fish fillets
  • 2 limes (use one if they are large and juicy)
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • Bajan Seasoning as needed (see recipe)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Bread crumbs and flour, mixed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Lime slices and parsley for garnish
  • Bajan hot pepper sauce as needed (see recipe)

Squeeze the limes into a bowl with ¾ cup of water, add the squeezed lines too, add the salt and place the fish to soak for about ½ hour. Remove the fish, rinse and pat dry.

Rub the fillets with the Bajan Seasoning and a little Bajan hot pepper sauce, then dip them in the beaten eggs, then the bread crumbs and flour. Fry the fillets in the butter until lightly browned, turning once.

Serve garnished with the lime slices and parsley.  Sprinkle hot pepper sauce over the fillets to taste.

Enjoy, whether you are in Barbados or not!

1 thought on “Bajan Flying Fish”

  1. Hi I’m Phil from Toronto Canada. My friend brought me approximately 25 filets from the Barbados this week frozen. I’m so excited to try this recipe today!

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