Recipe for flying fish
Cooking flying fish Barbados ‘local’ style:
- mix together a grated onion, a chopped green pepper, a blade or two of chopped chives, seasoning (thyme, parsley, salt, pepper) and a few drops of lime juice
- spread this mix over the meaty side of the fish
- Let rest for one hour
- Dip fish into beaten egg, then breadcrumbs, and fry gently in a little oil for around 10 minutes
- Serve with wedges of lime
Unfortunately for the Barbados national fish, it is also a component of the island’s national dish – flying fish with cou-cou. It’s a blend of corn meal and okra, or breadfruit and green bananas.
Flying fish melts at the Waterfront Café in Barbados
Appetising alternatives to flying fish with cou-cou are flying fish melts – delicate roe, crisped in oil, with horseradish aioli – from the Waterfront Café on the bustling Careenage in Bridgetown. It’s a casual venue with a steel pan band on Tuesday nights.
Waterfront Cafe, a picturesque place to have lunch in Barbados
Eat flying fish for lunch at the Waterfront Cafe, Barbados
Lunch at the Country Club at Sandy Lane, Barbados
Try the scrumptious grilled fish sandwiches served at the chic and tranquil Clubhouse Restaurant at The Country Club at Sandy Lane. Sandwiches come with cucumber salad, tartar sauce and stunning panoramic views over the wonderful Barbados golf course to the sea.
Flying Fish Restaurant in St Lawrence Gap, St Michael, Barbados
Looking for a restaurant in Barbados where you can eat flying fish? Then pop into the Flying Fish Restaurant on the south coast of Barbados – in lively St Lawrence Gap, St Michael – to eat flying fish prepared in three different yummy ways… Parmesan crusted, Banks Beer battered, or coconut pan fried – go on Wednesdays or Saturdays for the steel pan man option.